Monday, May 10, 2010


When my son Isaac was burned badly last year, a neighborhood friend paid special attention to him. This friend would come over and check in on Isaac regularly. He'd stop by just to say "hi." And, most notably to my children, each time he would come he had loads and loads of candy. Isaac started calling him the Candyman.

Just weeks ago, Kerry Ashby, "The Candyman," went ATVing with two of his three sons—one son was a week from leaving for the Army, the other son was a week from leaving to serve a full time mission for the LDS church, and his third son was already gone from home serving an LDS mission. While on this trip, Kerry's ATV rolled off of a cliff, leaving him paralyzed from his chest down. After four hours of waiting with his sons, he was life-flighted to a hospital in Colorado. He is now at the University of Utah Hospital recovering and will soon be starting physical therapy. Kerry is a husband and father of one daughter and three sons. Because he built cabinetry for a living before the accident, his times are and will be hard for them. His family is in desperate need of financial help to pay for medical bills, to fund renovation costs to make his home wheelchair accessible, and to assist with basic living expenses.

I will be joining forces with the lovely and talented Kiera Haddock for a day of mini sessions to help raise money for the Ashby family. 100% of the proceeds from these sessions will be donated to the Ashby family.


30min session
1 10 session available, please email me to secure your spot: leah{at}pelousedesign{dot}com
Children, couples, individuals, or families of 6 or less
5-10 high resolution images on cd

When: Saturday, May 29th Saturday, May 22nd changed due to impending rain | 5pm-7pm, 30min sessions
Where: The orchards at the top of Center Street in Provo (next to Seven Peaks Ice Arena)
Session fee: $100

If you'd like to contribute something and can't do a session, please still go here and donate what you can.