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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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The inspiration behind this photo comes back to one little boy who changed my life. My cousin Marc Bruno Provencher III a.k.a Trey was born September 26th, 2003 and died October 30th, 2003. We had 34 days with this beautiful soul. 34 days of an all encompassing love for one person who changed my family. For those 34 days we all lived for the next minute. Terrified of the unknown, fearing that the next minute would be his last. The day he died my entire world shifted. I woke up that morning knowing it was going to be his last day, I could feel it in my bones. 34 days is not a long time to have with someone, but in those 34 days that little boy taught me to live every moment like it was my last. Trey will always be in my heart. He will forever be my light in the sky, and the angel on my shoulder.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2013
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 4S
Copyright: © Hannah Digby