A local photographer and her work bring comfort and joy to the families of children who face serious and sometimes terminal illnesses. When WPTA aired this special, viewers were touched and flooded the station with comments like this one: “This was one of the best things I’ve ever seen … truly. Loved and appreciated every minute!”
Precious Forever showcased the work of a local photographer who creates art work for families of children who are facing serious and sometimes terminal illnesses.
The project was produced as a partnership between news and creative services and it generated quite a lot of comments from appreciative viewers.
This was one of the best things I’ve ever seen…truly. Loved and appreciated every minute! — Linda
Absolutely beautiful. It brought me to tears! — Marie
Incredible! Thank you for showing the world that every life has value, worth, and beauty! — Dee
This is beautiful! I watched it crying. The love shown is amazing! All we want is for our special babies to be loved and accepted by everyone!! I will be sharing this video! Thank you for showing that our special kids are just like everyone else!! — Valarie
I believe this program is worth national airing, well done on every level. — Daniel
Tom Powell, WPTA’s news anchor who reported the program, said there are two stories involved. One is about the photographer, Angela Forker, whose creativity and compassion offer hope to the families of the children.
“The dads stood out to me,” said Powell.
“The electrician who broke down talking about his son and the support he’s gotten from his local union. A tough guy who had never heard of the condition his son had, and now he’s become an expert in providing that care. His compassion stood out.”
Regarding one subject who lived scarcely more than two weeks, Powell said, “The way that Madalyn’s mother and grandmother talked about her 15 days was probably the most compelling part of the project. They broke down hours with memories like we would years. They packed years into each hour.”