In April 2014, three little girls fighting rare forms of cancer gathered to be photographed by Lora Scantling. They clutched each other in the photo, eyes closed with soft smiles, embodying the idea of strength in numbers.
The girls, Rheann Franklin, Ainsley Peters, and Rylie Hughey (ages 7, 5, and 4, respectively), became close friends during their treatment and, when they went into remission last summer, they reunited to recreate the shoot. This time, they beamed, eyes open wide and smiling broadly.
The girls in August 2014 (Photo Credit: Scantling Photography)
"The first shot with their eyes closed portrayed that they were there for each other during the fight and embracing each other for comfort, and this time I wanted to show their bond is still strong and that they beat it together,'' Scantling told TODAY.com.
Tough girls (Photo Credit: Scantling Photography)
It's now been a year since the original photo, Rheann just completed her last round of chemotherapy last week, Ainsley is in a maintenance phase of chemotherapy until the fall, and little Rylie has been in remission for 15 months.
All the girls are now in remission (Photo Credit: Scantling Photography)
These tough girls deserved a tough new image, so Scantling staged their latest adorable shoot with Rosie the Riveter in mind...and we don't know if we can handle the cuteness!
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