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Mom Rocks! winner | Sioux Falls newborn and child photographer

Congrats to nominee Emily Petoske!!  I have to say that I expected a few moving entries, but I was blown away!  I had SUCH a hard time picking the winner, but chose Emily because:

My sister Emily is a mommy to two-year-old Reese, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. It’s a chronic disease that steals lung function over time and makes Reese susceptible to lung infections, which can be deadly. Even the littlest cold can land her in the hospital. Life expectancy for CF’ers is 37 years old.  Emily has given up her job to stay at home with Reese
and she busts her butt every day to make sure Reese stays healthy! They do 30-minute vest/nebulizer treatments twice a day and Reese gets several different medications throughout the day. She’s also constantly making sure everyone uses sanitiizer and takes off their shoes before entering their home, because the most common bacteria we all carry can be fatal to Reese. Emily also has dedicated her life to raising money so we can find a cure for CF. And, on top of it all, she and her husband are constantly counting their pennies, because with
one income and medical bills, things are pretty tight.Em is one of the most generous people I know, and she definitely deserves to be pampered! Thank you for listening to her story, and for offering up this package! What a treat for the lucky winner.
-Reese’s Aunt Katie

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