Aloha, baby Gavin Norton…

[Story by Mike Foley]

Natalie and Gavin NortonPeople from all over the world have been praying for and following the story of Gavin David Bruce Norton, the eight-week old son of Richie Norton and his wife, Natalie Link Norton, who was born in Hawaii on October 24, 2009 and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on January 7, 2010. [The picture at upper left, taken of Natalie and Gavin by Richie…and many more examples of Natalie’s family and wedding photography can be seen on her blog, Picks & Kicks, at http://www.natalienortonphoto.com/.Please note that Natalie recently won an Emmy Award partially based on her experience with baby Gavin.]

The Nortons and their beautiful young family have many friends, and many thousands of others around the globe became aware of the medical challenges baby Gavin faced through Natalie’s contributions and links on her Digital Photography School web site — http://digital-photography-school.com/author/aloha . . . while only a few hundred of us were able to gather in the Laie 4th Ward chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this morning, January 13, 2010, to take part in the deeply touching experience of baby Gavin’s funeral.

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