The 5th Annual OMG Cancer Summit for Young Adults at the Palms Casino Resort has come and gone, but not without leaving a huge mark on my heart. After three solid days of shooting (and rockin' the photo booth) this entire conference you would think I would be exhausted, but to the contrary I am actually sad to see it go. It was the experience of a lifetime. Anyone who has had Cancer affect their life in any way could find all the inspiration you could ever imagine from this conference. The stories from newly diagnosed to survivors to dedicated caretakers, it was all very intense yet strangely comforting. I met some absolutely amazing people, some that I now consider to be lifelong friends. I truly miss all of them. The only thing that made me feel better was when StupidCancer.org announced that the OMG Summit will be back in Las Vegas for 2013. I am counting the days.
On a side note, one of the many great people that I met at OMG is Alli Ward. She is one of the many people affected by Cancer that have decided to “Get busy living”. Along with her new colorful sock fetish, she is embracing on a journey she likes to call Allipalooza. Having been on a similar journey, this really caught my attention and I would like to send a shout out to her blog. Please check it out.