A little over a year ago I was approached by The Professional Photographers of America Magazine (PPA) wanting to publish my “Hands that Heal” image that had been chosen for the PPA loan collection. It is quite an honor to have been chosen for this because in an entire year only around 40 images out of thousands are chosen to be featured in the magazine. Now close to a year later PPA again approached me wanting to feature the “story” behind that image. I always feel so grateful for the talent that God has given me and for the opportunities that come where I can use my talent to help in some way. In this case the many surgery Images that I took for Children’s Mercy Hospital helped them to raise over $650,000.00 for a new cardiac unit. Some of the images are also being used by the Down Syndrome Guild to help educate parents of children who have to undergo open heart surgery. To see the images taken , visit the Giving back section of my website.