I remember the day like yesterday, Jill got the phone call from Jesse. He was calling to ask if he could do anything to help. Lot’s of friends had called us saying the same thing but, honestly, it was so fresh we didn’t even know what help we needed. Dad had just been diagnosed with a rare cancer we hardly knew a thing about. The doctor in Savannah told us to “Google it.” Looking back he was just being honest, himself. He had know idea, either, and I guess it’s the best thing he could muster up at the time. So we did just that. We googled. and googled. and googled. Until we found a doctor in Tampa who had pioneered the only drug known on the market to help with symptoms of the cancer.
It was then we needed help. Dad had been receiving the drug at the hospital for a few months but it was long wait times and they kept repeating MRI scans that had literally just been done in Tampa. We were frustrated beyond belief. It was then Dr. Jesse Scott called. Mom jokingly asked “Well, could you give him his drug every month?” What he said next was one of the best things that happened through our journey, “Yeah, let me look into that.” And so he did. The drug company for his injection flew down a representative to teach Jesse’s staff how to properly give the drug just for my dad. We were feeling pretty special at that point. At a time when medical bills were exceedingly overwhelming and great, this family swooped in and offered where they knew they could help. True friends and true servant hearts.
On the way up to Nowhere-ville, (seriously but oh so pretty) Jill and I were discussing how many years we’ve known the Scott family. Jill photographed Jesse and April’s wedding almost 18 years ago. That is a whole lot of time. Those precious souls trusted us when we were just babies in the industry. And of course, as each of their own babies were born we photographed all four of them. Sometimes it’s hard not to get emotional thinking back on that time in our lives as a family business. People like the Scott’s surrounded us with so much love, so much support, and so much help. So I’m sorry Scott’s if we choked up a little while watching your slideshow with you this time. You mean the world to us.
Not to mention are they the cutest family or what?!?