Uploaded: February 22, 2013


My 5 year old granddaughter was born with severve congenital heart defects. While her defects are rare, 1 in 100 children are born with CHDs. She attends a very small Christian school with an enrollment of 125. This year another little girl with a CHD came into her class. During CHD awareness week, the school held a special celebration of the lives of these two little girls. Part of the celebration was a balloon release. The two girls released their pink balloons first, and when I looked up they had found each other and entwined. I couldn't help thinking the joined balloons were so symbolic of the kindred spirits of kiddos with heart defects. Textures and filters added.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000


Terry A. Stoa level-classic February 22, 2013

Such a nice image with a great story to go along with it. I like the blue and pink combination - looks marvelous. #1516043

Joy Rector February 23, 2013

beautiful shot, well done #10580024

Sylvia Rourke level-classic February 24, 2013

A touching story and beautiful image. #10581546

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