Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Many of you may know that my wife, Pam, had a reoccurrence of leukemia earlier this year. Needless to say, this event radically changed our lives. We relocated to Omaha, NE in order to be close to the Lied Transplant Center ant the Nebraska Medical Center. The Lied is a world-class transplant facility. Last month, Pam received an Matched Unrelated Donor (MUD) bone marrow transplant. So far, she is out of the hospital (although still under close supervision of the transplant specialists) and doing very well. The next phase is watching for any signs of rejection by the donor bone marrow. We are optimistic that this will all be a memory at some point.
The financial toll of the transplant has been pretty devastating for us. As a result, I am offering signed prints of Equinox for purchase to help pay for the costs associated with Pam's transplant.
Here is the story of behind the image:
Equinox represents a life-changing event in the Derry family’s lives. On March 20, 2006 —the first day of Spring, or vernal equinox— my wife, Pam, was diagosed with leukemia (AML). On that day, it was raining outside. The rainwater ran down our window, obscuring a grove of trees. This scene represented for me the emotions of that day. I felt compelled to record the moment and Equinox was born. Equinox has since been accepted into the prestigious Loan Collection of the 116th International Exhibition of Professional Photography and is being featured in Professional Photographer magazine.
Equinox is being offered both unframed and framed and is hand signed by the artist. If you are interested in purchasing a print, please visit the Equinox Print Page.
Thanks to everyone for the many messages, prayers, and good wishes during this time. We really appreciate it!