Gene Fetty, of Washington, PA, shared this story from the December 2011 Help-Portrait event:

We photographed a husband and wife last year. The husband was a patient at the facility we were shooting at and the wife came in with him to have a portrait made. Sadly the husband passed away sometime in the last year and now the wife is a patient at the same facility. Their son told our contact at the facility that the portrait of his father that we made last year was the best photo that his dad ever had made and the only one that he had a smile in. That portrait is now proudly displayed in his mom’s room. This is how important the photographs that are made at the Help-Portrait events are.