DYRKSTRONG: A True Superhero {Portrait Project: Children and Cancer}


There has been a short list of individuals with the ability to move people to action around the world. Dyrk was one of them as a 4 yr old. He also moved people out of this world (International Space Station). What started as a photo album from a firefighter to Dyrk’s dad turned into a global event of support for Dyrk and his family.

I had the honor of photographing Dyrk for the Portrait Project. I only got to meet him once, for a short time, but I will never forget him. I will also never forget what a testamony Dyrk was to accepting life’s unfair circumstances with a soft voice, a smile and a resolution to never give in.

Today, we mourn the passing of Dryk. But I know he is running up and down the steets filled with gold, dressed in a Power Ranger uniform with Spiderman rain boots.


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