The Payton Forian “OneDay” Foundation was founded in memory of Payton Katherine Forian who passed away suddenly on January 9, 2010 from Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Payton was not sick, she was a healthy, happy 5 year old. She became suddenly sick by waking in the middle of the night on January 9, her parents rushed her to the hospital and at 9:38 am Payton had passed away. In May 2010, the Payton’s foundation was founded.. Her parents, family, and friends, have dedicated their lives in helping others and to find cures. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association there are an estimated 23.5 million Americans with autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in female children and women in all age groups. Some examples of Autoimmune diseases are: lupus, type 1 diabetes, scleroderma, celiac, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Graves disease, myasthenia gravis, hemolytic anemia, sickle cell, lyme disease, Psoriasis, thyrodi disease, uveitis, allergic asthma, raynaud’s phenomenon, crohn’s disease and Juvenile diabetes. With your help we can make a difference. At the Payton Forian “One Day” foundation we are dedicated to the eradication of autoimmunce diseases through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research in an ethical and efficient manner. We are a foundation that is dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmune diseases.
About a month ago, I was asked to donate my time and photography business to this foundation. I have had the privilege of spending time with the Forian’s during a photoshoot where we celebrated their love for one another. We visited Payton at her resting place to complete the family photos, and it is here that I bring to you the photos and story of Payton Forian and her family, so that you all can help in any way that you can. There will be a fundraiser on May 21, 2011 at the NYS Fairgrounds for Payton’s Foundation. Please come out and help the Foundation reach their goals.