The Tiny Light Foundation

The Tiny Light FoundationMy name is Melissa, I am mom and a professional photographer.  My first daughter is Nevaeh, she has downs syndrome.  She is the most amazing little girl I have ever met.   She radiates this love that is indescribable.   At 6 months of age and only 10 lbs, she underwent open-heart surgery, this was one of the hardest days of my life.  As a mom you never want to see your child in pain. 

Also as a photographer I know the importance of photographs, but during this difficult time it was the last thing on my mind, with the little time I had available and with the extensive cost of medications, gas, food and hotels, it really left us with little to be spending on professional photos.  This had me thinking.  That is when I sat down and wrote out my mission statement for The Tiny Light Foundation.  Six months later here we are…

Melissa's DaughterThe Tiny Light foundation is a non- profit organization that operates across Canada.  We provide professional photography for children (and their families) who are faced with a life-altering diagnosis.  We match them with a professional photographer who donates their time and talent to provide a photo session that is tailored to the child’s needs. The family is provided with digital negatives and professional quality prints. With approval of the family, the Tiny Light Foundation writes a life story of the child and their family to help inspire, heal, give strength and hope. This story, along with a few photos, is showcased on

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