OKLAHOMA CITY — Earlier this year, a photo of three little girls from Oklahoma captured the hearts of people from all over the country.
The photo, by Goodger and Scantling Photography, shows Rylie, Rheann and Ainsley — who were 3, 6, and 4 at the time — hugging. They have no hair, because they were battling different forms of cancer. They didn’t know each other before the photo was taken.
Just a few months later, an amazing update: All three girls are in remission or have beaten their cancer, according to photographer Lora Scantling and the girls’ personal Facebook pages.
Scantling said Goodger and Scantling Photography are also now working with Ally’s House, a cancer-based foundation in Oklahoma, to do even more photo projects for children like Rylie, Rheann and Ainsley. A print of the three girls can be purchased, and the proceeds help the three girls and the OU Cancer Center.
Scantling said part of the inspiration for the photo of the girls was her step-father’s battle with lung cancer. He lost that battle in May. She also wanted to do it to show the girls’ strength and to show that they weren’t alone in their fight.
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Click the video player below for a YouTube video from Scantling.