Felix is a true shutterbug. He eats, drinks, and sleeps photography all while observing life’s wonders from different angles and perspectives. For Felix, photography is his favorite art form and one day he hopes to
become a professional photographer.
While his doctor appointments were long and time-consuming, Felix remained an avid art lover and used it as a creative outlet from his illness.This past winter, Felix began feeling a strange pain in his chest. When he went to the doctor to get checked out they discovered a type of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Felix’s days began to fill up with doctor appointments and treatments, leaving little time for his art.
“He continued to love art even during his long treatments,” said sister, Destiny. “He would use his phone as a camera and take it everywhere so he could take lots of pictures.”
When Felix was referred to Make-A-Wish® Colorado, he knew exactly what he wanted. He wished to have a camera so that he could continue creating his own, unique art all while fighting his battle.
Felix’s wish came true at his 15th birthday party. For his party, he celebrated with close family members and had lots of cake and balloons. When it was time to open presents, Felix was entirely shocked at his last gift - his very own Canon Rebel digital camera with an additional lens, a professional camera bag, Adobe Lightroom, and professional photography lessons from Liz and Nate Photography.
“It was such a surprise! I really didn’t think I was opening a camera and so many other professional tools. Now I can take as many professional pictures as I want” said Felix.
For the rest of Felix’s birthday, he played with his camera and took keepsake pictures of his family and guests. He was the photographer of the party!
Today, Felix takes his camera everywhere and documents any special, artistic moments. Felix’s camera and photography lessons brought him the strength to fight his battle and the chance to accomplish his lifelong goal of becoming a photographer.
(Felix with Niki and Penny, Wish Granter volunteers)