Olivia's Story

March 20, 2014  •  7 Comments

Meet Olivia...

Olivia Alice Walker was just aged 15 when she passed away on the 13th of February 2014.

Olivia was born with complex needs and was undiagnosed.

 

Her Mother kindly wrote a few words for the Butterfly Wishes Network and is happy for us to blog her pictures in memory of her daughter.

"She was a very happy child and nothing phased her including all the operations she had.she had an infectious smile and just enjoyed other peoples company and just loved being with her family. She enjoyed going out and loved being on her trike which was specially adapted for her wheelchair. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her especially her smile xxx"

Our photographer, Kati, added

"Olivia was the first child I have photographed for BWN. What an amazing young lady! She was immensely cheerful during the entire photo shoot and a pleasure to work with.

It was quite a humbling experience for me. Even though I have worked as an intensive care nurse for 18 years, my experience is solely based on adults as well as in hospital surroundings. Visiting Olivia at her home was a very exciting opportunity. Her parents Kim and Barry were so warm and welcoming, I really enjoyed being a guest in their house. What a loving family!

Although having met her only once, I was very sad to hear that Olivia has passed away. I cannot even begin to imagine what her parents must be going through. It is just heart-breaking and life doesn’t seem to be fair. However, it also highlighted to me what an important role the Butterfly Wishes Network plays. It may not seem much, but I feel I have contributed for Kim and Barry to preserve the memory of their daughter, images of happy times they can cherish for many years to come."

Kati Fichtelmann can be found at Pikture That Fotografy or on Facebook and the team at Butterfly Wishes Network would like to say thank you to her for her gift to this family.


Comments

Jilly(non-registered)
What beautiful pictures Katie. Olivia's face, though unknown to me, is so sharp, colourful, alive and gorgeous. My heart goes out to her family. These precious pictures, thanks to Butterfly, mean Olivia has found a place in the heart of a stranger. Me. Her spirit lives on.
Paula Smart(non-registered)
What a beautiful sweet girl. So sad to know she has passed away but it looks like she brought much joy in her lifetime.
Barbara Leatham(non-registered)
Beautiful images of a beautiful young lady. Rest well now Olivia x
Amanda Collins(non-registered)
Wonderful photographs and such happiness in those beautiful eyes..love and thoughts with her family. Rest in Peace Olivia xxx
Hannah Walker(non-registered)
Such gorgeous photos, thank you Kati. Rest in peace beautiful Olivia x
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