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5 Years of Bravery – Ethan Toohey

It was truly an honor to witness a small community gather together at Briarwood Day Camp in Buckingham, PA in celebration of Ethan Toohey’s bravery during his ongoing 5 year battle with cancer. With luck, the event was able to avoid the predicted forecast of rain and everyone stayed dry – except for the volunteers in the dunk tank. Even with the questionable forecast, around 900 or 1,000 people showed up for the fundraiser. I can only hope that the images captured can help share the story of the day – of the laughter, family, fun, friends, music, food, and good company.

Here are a couple of shots from the day…after the 6 minute video of about 150 images.

(If you don’t see the video below, click this link)


  1. Renee
    Posted 15 Jun ’11 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    OMG!!! I loovveeeee this! I can’t wait to place my order! Thank you Matt for coming and capturing this amazing event, that is like no other!

  2. Ondrej
    Posted 15 Jun ’11 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    GO ETHAN! Keep fighting; we are all behind you!

  3. Aunt Fran
    Posted 12 Sep ’11 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for these pictures. Ethan is my nephew. My mom (his grandmother) has been sick, and I have been caring for her. We’re not only not able to go to these kinds of things, but not get to a lot recently. I will show her these tomorrow. You are a GREAT photographer.

  4. Grandma :)
    Posted 13 Sep ’11 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m Ethan’s Grandma. We love these pictures. You capture his spirit and the colors are gorgeous. God bless, Thank you.

  5. Posted 14 Sep ’11 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    You are in our thoughts and in our prayer.