Hope Hayes 78Hope Anne-Marie was diagnosed in utero with Trisomy 18. Born on January 3, 2014, she graced this earth with her presence for just under two months. One of our St. Louis photographers, Dorinda Peyton, had the privilege of meeting the Hayes family at Cardinal Glennon just a few days before sweet was carried to Heaven on angels' wings on February 23rd. 

"My family couldn't be happier with our decision to have OAW come and capture a few very special moments with our daughter, Hope," says her mommy, Chelsea. "Our wonderful photographer [Dorinda] was able to embrace our daughter's spirit, and produced photos that will forever remind us of our time with her. We feel so fortunate to have these pictures, and had no idea how much they would mean to us until our daughter passed away. To us, these photos are priceless, because they give us the opportunity to relive the happiness, love, and joy Hope brought to our family. They remind us that her life, although short, was very meaningful, and that she filled our hearts with purpose. Thank you OAW!"

Tora Thompson, OAW Vice President and a talented photographer, took photos during Hope's celebration of life service too. Read more about Hope's journey and how her family continues to raise Trisomy awareness on the Faith in Hope Facebook page.