Over the weekend, I photographed a fundraiser for the story I have mentioned before about Payton Forian. If you don’t remember the story or haven’t heard of it yet let me refresh you:
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.
The fundraiser was a great success and was very moving. Payton’s story and this cause has changed my life and I am thankful I was able to help. Here are some photos from the set up and the fundraiser itself:
For more information and to support this cause visit http://paytonsonedayfoundation.com