Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/24

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Subject: [Leica] Meet Noah & Isaac . . .
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Tue May 24 13:13:25 2005
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some lovely sensitive photos here Matt, 
that make my heart ache....1, 7, 8, 11, 

nice work,  Steve
> On 5/24/05 3:41 PM, "Matt Kollasch" <> wrote:
>>My daughter, Hannah, who is soon to graduate with a degree in Special
>>Education inspired me to initiate this project. She was telling me of
>>this family... a remarkable family she had been working with to provide
>>respite care for the parents.  "Respite care" means that she, et all,
>>come a home to take care of the twin brothers named Noah and Isaac so
>>that the parents can have an evenig "off".  Noah and Isaac are autistic.
>>And their parents are amazing... full of hope (evident in the birth of
>>Baby Henry), love, laughter... And they have been most generous to allow
>>me into their lives.The boys recently turned 4 years old.  These boys
>>appear to like repetition... Isaac likes doors and Noah was once quite
>>enamored with the cause and effect of toilet flushing. I guess their
>>water bill went up A LOT during that stage. I can't say enough about the
>>patience and love of Chris and Tyann, the parents.... and their sense of
>>humor. The boys were blessed when they were born to these parents.  When
>>I go over now Noah says ... "Matt, take picture..."  And when I show up
>>at school he gives me this sly, knowing smile. Isaac, while less
>>communicative is opeing up to the world in leaps and bounds. I can see
>>tremendous growth since I first met them on October 30, 2004.  Since
>>then I have been with the family at their home, on a sledding party, at
>>the grocery store, a recent birthday party and now I am going ot the
>>boys' school (had to get releases from all of the other parents first).
>>I share these with you for your critiques... I will be with the family
>>again and again so your insigts and ideas are most welcome.  Thank you.
>>/matt kollasch

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