by west elm photography
Tom and I had the pleasure of meeting Norman Horn and let me tell you, this is not just any man, this is an incredible man with determination, heart, and a welcoming smile. Norman is walking cross country by FOOT to raise awareness for childhood cancer and his charity is called 'Coast 2 Coast FTK' FTK means For The Kids.
I had heard about Norman through a friend who asked If we could house Norman for one night as he walks through Harrisonville and without a chance to blink I said YES, ABSOLUTELY! I was beyond thrilled to help out and even to meet such an individual as Norman. I rushed to the store, got steaks, flowers, trail mix(I'm such a amateur) and ran home to get the room ready for Norman, big man on campus!
I also reached out to a friend of mine who has 3 beautiful daughters with the youngest just very recently going through her own cancer journey and was now on the up and up, I wanted Norman to meet Sophie, the town hero!
So the day comes and I have my mom, dad, twin boys, Sophie and her two sisters all waiting to meet Norman and as sure as I saw him walking down the street I got so excited!
He arrived, we hugged from afar, poor guy wanted a shower really bad and I couldn't blame him. After he showered then the real hug came.
The girls had brought homemade cookies that I embarrassingly shoved in my face in front of a man that weighs less than I do but they were so dang good and also brought for Norman their charity bracelet for him to have. We had steak, laughed and had great conversation with a man we may never meet again (tears forming now)
Here are some pictures of our time with Norman and to this day as I gripe about doing the dishes or doing laundry there is an incredible man still on foot and finishing his journey all for pediatric cancer awareness. I'm in awe of who he is and what he stands for, he makes me want to do better.
Enjoy my pictures. We miss your Norman and will always remember our short time with you.
Love, Robin, Tom, Dean and Tred