Maddy was born with a heart disease that has a 12% survivor rate without surgery. She underwent heart surgery at 14 days old. Her mother wanted me to create portrait art that would celebrate her warrior spirit and incorporate the details from her memory.
Her mother has many beautiful portraits of Maddy that demonstrate her joy and carefree spirit. Plenty of photos that are not about her illness or her fight. This series was about her feelings, her journey, her faith and her warrior soul.