"Every dollar, every donor, makes a difference."

"Every dollar, every donor, makes a difference."

A couple weeks ago I was very honoured when Kristine from the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation asked if I would be interested in doing some photography for them for their annual report.  The Lloydminster Region Health Foundation is an amazing foundation, at the moment they are raising money for a Mammography program in the local hospital and over the years they have made many enhancements to the local health care systems.  They play such an integral part with the community and I was very excited about helping them with the photography for their annual report and future projects as well.  For their annual report this year, they wanted to focus on one of their many important donors.  What makes this story so unique is that this donor was no multi-millionaire he was an ordinary man who believed in helping out the community.  This man was Victor Nickless, and he would donate in memory of past friends and loved ones through out the years.  The phrase "Every dollar, from every donor, makes a difference."  really rings true to Mr. Nickless.  Mr. Nickless had recently passed away and the foundation really wanted a photo of his widow and children for the annual report.  So an evening I went to one of his daughter's house and took photos of Mrs. Nickless and three of her children reminiscing about Mr. Nickless.  I've posted a couple of my favorites below.  The sketch of Mr. and Mrs. Nickless was created by a local artist and the belt buckle in the frame is the same one that Mr. Nickless is wearing in the sketch.  It was such a  beautiful print capturing a wonderful time in the life of the Nickless' that I had to include it in the photo. The Nickless family was such a wonderful family.  I think the story of Mr. Nickless really shows how anyone can make a difference whether through small or large contributions every dollar really ads up!

Jenna-Marie
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