BRIAN DYCK MEMORIAL
On October 8th 2010, Ottawa police officer and former Canadian special forces soldier Brian Dyck passed away of ALS. Brian was not only a great soldier, officer, husband and father but also a friend. Every year the BD Battalion rally in support of Brian and host a golf tournament in his name. This year I was asked to make a video commemorating Brian on his amazing life and accomplishments, more specifically his greatest achievement of all... His daughter Sophie. Here's to Brian...
On the 12th of June 2016, Skytography.ca and the Byward Market BIA teamed up to give back to the most loyal friends we've had for many years now, our dogs! Many downtown companies converted their shops, pubs, restaurants and venues to accept dog friendly people to come in with their best friends and relax for the day. From the dog saloon, "pup crawl", doggy photo booth, doggy kissing booth and much more we were able to raise a substantial amount of money for our local Humane society as well as the animals affected in the Fort McMurray wildfire crisis. (Video coming soon)
MICHAEL MEEHAN STORY
Michael, is a 9 year old Down Syndrome boy who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia for the second time.
Michael Meehan was born with Down Syndrome and a rare brain malformation, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. He was first diagnosed with leukemia in January 2013 after complaining about pain in his side. Michael had just started ski lessons so his parents at first thought it was simply some kind of related soreness. But when the pain persisted, they took him to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Despite that treatment, which demanded two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy, Michael managed to help raise more than $45,000 for CHEO, and represent both the hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society as a community ambassador. That work earned him national recognition in March as one of five “heroes” selected by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.Earlier this year, with his cancer officially in remission, Michael had his implanted medicine port removed and rang the end-of-treatment bell at CHEO.
But during a routine blood test in mid-October, doctors discovered Michael’s leukemia had returned. Michael began painful Chemotherapy sessions at CHEO hospital.Recently, the Meehan's discovered that Michael wasn't reacting to the Chemotherapy. The doctor's suggested Michael begin a new treat ment called CAR-T cell therapy which is offered in Montreal, Quebec.Michael and the Meehan family are now preparing for yet another long and painful fight with new treatment and hopes for Michael's recovery.
kytography wanted to show the world just how brave a warrior Michael is. During this entire battle Michael has had a smile on his face and has inspired all of us to stay positive and keep fighting until the battle is won.
Please watch the video attached shot and edited by Skytography Inc. and help in Michael's cause. We also designed and are selling t-shirts in support of Michael.
On a beautiful sunny day in March of 2016, the Meehan family received some amazing news. Michael's tests came back negative and he is currently in REMISSION! This was an absolute amazing day for all of us who care so much about Michael and the Meehan family.
We still have plenty of t-shirts left to sell and to show support for a true national hero.
For T-shirts please visit: https://doitfordaron-merchandise.myshopify.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
GO MICHAEL GO!
BRAYDEN EDWARDS STORY
In 2015, Skytography held a competition requesting people to submit they're story on a special kid who deserves a break from their everyday challenges to come and help Skytography shoot a hockey commercial for Gongshow hockey starring Ottawa Senators star Bobby Ryan and Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux. The winner of this competition Brayden Edwards of Ottawa Ontario.
Brayden is a 17yr old boy who in May of 2015 suffered brain bleed causing him to be paralyzed on his left side. He couldn't swallow, talk, hold a pencil or walk. Brayden courageously fought through the physical pain as well as the mental stress and thanks to the amazing staff at Ottawa's CHEO rehabilitation centre Brayden is back on his feet and remains a very close friend of Skytography and has even assisted with shooting a recent music video. His positive outlook and never quit attitude is what makes Brayden a very special kid. We are very proud to call Brayden a part of the Skytography family.
ROGERS HOUSE SNOW DAY
On December 23rd 2016, Skytography teamed up with local landscaping company Go Green for a very special cause. With very unusual mild temperatures forecasted for Christmas the special needs kids at Rogers House got a surprise they won't soon forget. Dave Thompson owner of Go Green and James Ramsay gathered their staff, friends family and volunteers and went out on a mission to collect all the snow from local hockey arena's and deliver a white Christmas to the kids at Rogers House. The kids played out in the snow while donuts, hot chocolate and coffee was served to everyone. One of our most cherished memories!