3 Years Later, Cancer Survivors Recreate Their Viral Photo, And The Difference Is Striking

nollygrioPublished: March 22, 2017Updated: March 23, 201780 views
Published: March 22, 2017Updated: March 23, 2017

For children battling childhood cancer, every single day is a gift to embrace.

Three years ago, when Oklahoma photographers Lora Scantling and Christy Goodger brought together three young girls battling cancer at a photo shoot, they didn’t know how much of an impact their photos would make.

Although Rheann Franklin, now 9, Ainsley Peters, now 7, and Rylie Hughey, 6, were meeting for the first time, it seemed as though they knew each other forever.

They became fast friends and bonded over their experiences with varying cancer diagnosis.

After the sweet photos of the three girls embracing were sent out to each of the families, it was easy to see why the images went viral.

They were projecting images of strength and support in their battle against a deadly disease and it gave others hope with their struggles, too.

Now, every year since that first beautiful photo, the girls get together for an annual photo shoot to catch up and cheer each other on.

And we’re happy to say that Rheann, Ainsley and Rylie are all in remission and are cancer-free! Way to go, warriors!

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