What better day than McHappy Day to post the final sneak peek from last week’s Smiling Eyes Session at Ronald McDonald House in Toronto?! McHappy Day has been around since 1977 and I can still remember my dad coming home with aprons after volunteering his time handing out balloons to McD’s patrons, alongside fellow employees from one of the local radio stations. He said they never let him handle the food which is probably a good thing. My dad is a lovely man… but cooking? Not quite his thing. Sorry dad! :)
Elizabeth and her family were the final friendly faces to greet me at RMH. I think they can still remember my eyes widen as I saw them return to RMH from the hospital because it wasn’t just Elizabeth and her parents. Rather, it was Elizabeth, her parents, her little sister and 2 big brothers! Elizabeth’s mom has said all 4 kids have done surprisingly well being in one room at RMH, for 6 weeks. Kudos to them and to mom and dad!! It can’t be easy and I applaud each and every family there; whether they are a dynamic duo of parent and child or an entire family.
Little Lizzie reminds me of a sweet fairy with her wispy blonde hair and light complexion. Capturing the connection and love between her and her family was priceless. Happy Birthday little one and many hugs to you all.
The Smiling Eyes Project has a special partnership with Ronald McDonald House in Toronto and all photographers involved love being able to share their time, talent and passion for memories. To find our more about Elizabeth and her journey, click here.