I was blessed to be able to photograph a wonderful charity event a couple of weeks ago. One of my best friend’s niece Evie, was diagnosed with SMA in 2008. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease. It weakens the muscles, making it difficult or, in most cases, impossible for a person with SMA to move around and do routine physical tasks like getting dressed. Ever since the diagnosis, her family has been full steam ahead trying to help find a cure. They founded StopSMA to help raise funds and awareness. A treatment for this otherwise untreatable disease is not far flung theory; It is almost a reality. Last year, they hosted the first annual “Laugh Away SMA”. The hilarious Henry Cho was one of the comedians for that show. He was kind enough to come back this year and bring along his buddy Brian Regan. Both comedians had me rolling and are amazing people as well. BTW, it’s real hard to take photos while you are cracking up! The show was in Jackson, MS, but if you would like to help out StopSMA in Birmingham, you can! Myself along with 11 other photographers are donating our time for mini sessions on Sept 11. All proceeds will go to StopSMA, an all volunteer organization.