Southern Teal Battle Buddies
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Monday, August 28, 2017
By Courtney Koon Photography
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Southern Teal - Battle Buddies Project

I had the great opportunity to be a part of a photography project for Southern Teal "Hitting Cancer Below the Belt" a few weeks ago.  I photographed twelve strong, beautiful women and their "battle buddies".  These photographs will be used in a calendar that can be purchased very soon to raise funds to continue to spread awareness about gynecological cancers and to provide support for those whose lives are impacted by this form of cancer.  Early detection of the five types of gynecological cancers is so important in the treatment provided.  

These women's stories are amazing, their strength is admirable, and their spirit's are strong. They teach us that those we choose to surround ourselves with are imperative in our ability to stay focused, strong, and healthy. And, these women have chosen well.

My hope is that in these photos you will "see" the story of each woman currently on this journey of "Hitting Cancer Below the Belt" and be inspired by their incredible display of joy in the midst of a great challenge . Sons, daughters, husbands, wives, cousins, work friends, childhood friends, neighbors, moms, dads, and pets are all represented in these photos as folks that provide tremendous support to the calendar girls. The lesson we learn from these women is easy to catch through these photos. Relationships are important. We were not meant to walk through this life alone.  

I'll keep you posted as to when you can join in this endeavor of awareness and support by purchasing a Southern Teal Calendar. 




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Amy Jo - These are my patients of whom I am so fortunate to take care of, support, love on, cry with, dance with, serve, treat, entertain...I could go on and on. Above all, I love them. Day in and day out, they make me happy. By taking care of these amazingly resilient women, I spread joy. I can't imagine doing anything else. Thank you Courtney for capturing who they truly are. You are amazing. Welcome to our family