Since being diagnosed with cancer more than three years ago, Bailey Leon has had to endure many tough days. Weeks consisting of exhausting traveling and chemo treatments. Days filled with excruciating pain. Whole holidays spent in a hospital room thousands of miles from home.
Saturday was not one of those days.
No, you could tell from the look in Bailey's eyes as she saw her new scooter -- splashed with pink and boasting her motto, "Nothing is Impossible" -- that this was a day of pure joy. She was surrounded by family and thousands of supporters. She had good food and beautiful weather. She was loved. She was home.
The journey through cancer is ugly and jarring. The bad days often outnumber the good. So few things made me happier than seeing the sun shine down on her smile, and knowing that today was one of the good days.
You can jump to the rest of my photos from the Bucks for Bailey event with this link here. But you know what would be even better? Spread awareness. Donate. Reach out. Bailey's mom has put together a tribute to her daughter at http://www.bucksforbailey.com/, and the love pulses from the page.
While Bailey has many long days ahead, here's to hoping she sees many more like Saturday.