Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Choice: Pregnant Woman with Breast Cancer Chooses to Keep Her Baby

This is my Intro to Photojournalism picture story on Erika Vandiver, 28 of Owensboro, Ky. In addition to six miscarriages and one son, Simon, she found out two months into her pregnancy that she had breast cancer. She chose to keep her baby, Rachel Eloenore born Thanksgiving Day. I know these images are small (I had to pull them off of a PDF) if you would like to see them bigger, just let me know!


  1. Absolutely awesome! What a gift you nailed it and brought tears to my eyes!

  2. Thanks so much for the touching commentary on the last 5 months of my life. The photos truly tell the story & your quotes are wonderful! You truly have 'the gift'!

  3. Erika, its been my honor! I really cannot think of the words to describe how well you have handled these cards.

  4. Alix,
    Im a photo editor in NJ, was forwarded the link to your blog. I really liked the images, I worked on a similar story for over three years and wrote about it on my blog The Photojournalist, hope you take a look:
    Keep up the good work! Bob