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Two Delicate Lives Photo Contest Finalist
Two Delicate Lives
Two Delicate Lives
Photograph of my neighbor Evan under going chemotherapy for Leukemia holding one of my handraised Monarchs. This photo inspired me to create a calendar for Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital honoring the inspiration of these young fighters. 100% of the procedes goes to the Pediatric Oncology Unit.
I believe God had his hand in this one!

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Sharon  Day
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    Adorable image!!!! It's so heart wrenching to see a child have to endure such illness! Outstanding capture!

12/28/2004 8:51:50 PM

Jim Kinnunen
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Wonderful image of life!!!

12/28/2004 8:55:16 PM

Rob Bishop
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This is a wonderful image, Diane, and a very worthwhile effort on your part.
Best of luck with the calendar.

12/28/2004 10:31:30 PM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I believe she did as well Diane! Wonderful image!

12/28/2004 11:47:30 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Very touching photo and inspiring message. Keep up the great work!

12/29/2004 3:56:35 AM

Diane M. Black
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Thank you all for your kind words. As you can see, the beauty is not from any skills, but from these gifts from God! I'm glad to say Evan is going well and the 11 children I photographed are all inspirations and the calendar has brought in over $32,000 in profit to the Piediatric unit since November!!
i hope everyone finds inspiration in this image!

12/29/2004 6:07:04 AM

RoxAnne E. Franklin

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You are an inspiration to the photography world. You are someone who is using your god given talent to give back to his children. I applaud you! This photograph is for touching and makes me remember how very lucky I am to be given a gift of phtography and to be able to use it in a constructive way. You inspire me.
And where can a person such as myself purchase a calendar?

12/29/2004 6:15:28 AM

Larry Lawhead
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Great shot, Diane!! Wonderful expression on the boy!


12/29/2004 6:38:50 AM

Kara Hendricks
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What an amazing idea. These children are faced with so much in their young lives. So many people are out of touch with the struggle. Great way to use your gift to honor others...

12/29/2004 6:47:02 AM

Audrea Telkamp
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This is so beautiful and touching Diane!! I would also love to purchase one of your calendars - please post where to order one from!!

12/29/2004 9:46:53 PM

Amanda Olson
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I want a calender too!!! This picture made me cry. :( Situations like those suck, big time! The children, and their parents ahve to go through much... They're little hero's to me. Anyway, beautiful shot; I love the bright colors and clarity. Ssuch a prcious moment.

12/29/2004 10:19:31 PM

Diane M. Black
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I am so touched by many of you inquiring how to purchase the calendar!
I created it for Arnold Palmer Hospital.
The calendars sell for $15 and 100% benefit the piedatric oncology unit.
The foundation web site is:
Click on the image of the calendar, which is Evan or where it says "order information" or contact Melissa Anthony at or 321-841-8022
Thank you all for your support!! Diane

12/30/2004 5:02:41 AM

Lisa Deaton
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What a wonderful thing to do!!! I have a very good friend whose Daughter is fighting leukemia. This image is beautiful!!!

1/2/2005 4:00:34 PM

Roseann E. Dreasher
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Talk about bittersweet..this is so wonderful in many ways...congrats!

1/18/2005 5:25:29 AM

Dale Ann Cubbage
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What a moving and lovely image and story! I hope your calendar raises lots of money to bless these young warriors as they fight on to victory! My prayers are with Evan!

Congrats on this great finalist!


1/18/2005 6:19:05 AM

Diane M. Black
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Thank you all for your words of kindness!
I am so thankful many of you see the inspiration I see in the image and hope in Evans eyes.
And I'm so excited to he it choosen as a Fianist!!!

1/18/2005 8:35:55 AM

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Congratulations Diane! You are such a kind person, we need more persons like you. Best Regards,

1/18/2005 9:31:03 AM

Kathleen Clemons
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A beautiful and touching image, Diane. Congratulations. :)

1/18/2005 1:39:43 PM

Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Diane!!! Good luck next round!

1/18/2005 3:41:08 PM

Kelly Heaton
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Nicely done and CONGRATULATIONS Diane! God Bless you for your work and God Bless Evan and his family.....

1/19/2005 9:47:27 AM

Susana Matos
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this is sooooooooooo beautiful!!! So tender! Hope the calendar will have lots of success!
Congratulations on this finalist!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

1/20/2005 1:37:46 PM

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Congratulations Diane! This certainly brought tears to my eyes. I hope Evan is doing well. Children are such troopers when illness strikes them.


1/27/2005 1:52:54 AM

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