Dad's Photoshops Of Baby Daughter In Unsafe Situations Will Make You Anxious

by Hope Schreiber

Honestly? Thank God for Photoshop. When I was a kid, my dad had me do all of these dangerous acts in real life -- which explains a lot.

Stephen Crowley, a Dublin dad and designer, has decided against putting his daughter Hannah in real life danger in favor of Photoshop.

The result is images the family will cherish for years to come and for other people to panic over every time they see one.

These photoshoots are no big deal to Hannah. The now-18-month-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare immune disorder called HLH.

It stands for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, which is life threatening, and is caused by things I can't pronounce or spell. 

One way to help, however, is to Be The Match.

Hannah spent six months in the hospital. There, she received chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor.

Her health has improved and her father describes her as "lots of fun, always smiling." He says she "has a great sense of humor given what she's been through so far."

Crowley told Mashable,

Because we missed out on so much normal stuff of the first year, we take tons of photos now that we're able to do normal things out of isolation.

With a bit of a dark sense of humor, he thought it'd be funny to create (fake) dangerous situations, given the circumstances.

Be The Match is a bone marrow registry that connects donors to people who need their help.

Hannah was lucky. Out of the 27 million worldwide donors, there were three who matched with Hannah.

Finding a match depends on ethnic background, while white people have a 97 percent chance of having a match, only 80 percent of Hispanics, 77 percent of American Indian, 72 percent of Asians and 66 percent of African-Americans will have a match.

This means it is crucial for people to join the bone marrow registry. You can join with a simple cheek swab.

Citations: Dad uses Photoshop skills to scare the crap out of his family (Mashable)