The Hope for Gavin mini-session event wasn't quite as successful as I'd hoped in terms of families coming out and participating. However, even though I only ended up photographing one family, I was still able to collect donations from many others who couldn't make it, and I'm proud to say that between the event and the donations--plus an additional donation from myself and my wife--I was able to raise $1275 for the Marquez family. I spoke with Jan, Gavin's mother, and she expressed her gratitude to everyone for the support. She also let me know that she'd be using part of the funds to purchase either a new stroller-wheelchair or pulse oximeter for Gavin. To everyone who participated or donated, I want to give you my sincere thanks. Please keep Gavin in your thoughts as we move forward, and let's hope that 2012 is the year that brings a cure for Tay-Sachs.