Now, more than ever, people are concerned about the health and safety of children.
Some say even say that baby proofing in the U.S. can be a bit excessive.
So, dad Stephen Crowley thought it would be hilarious to photoshop his 18-month-old daughter Hannah into insanely dangerous situations.
The Dublin, Ireland dad figured his relatives would get a kick out of it.
He also wanted to use the photos to raise awareness for the bone marrow registry Be the Match.
Hannah was in the hospital for six months after she was diagnosed with a rare immune disorder HLH.
Hannah needed chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant which came from an anonymous donor.
Hannah is recovering but had to spend much of her childhood inside, so her dad is trying to make up for that.
“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,” Crowley told CBS News.
“She is doing much better now, in and out of hospital, but she’s lots of fun, always smiling, and has a great sense of humor given what she’s been through so far.”
Crowley thought his relatives would get a kick out of seeing Hannah as a strong and daring girl after being in the hospital for so many months.
“Considering how much she had been through in her first year and how delicate she was, I thought it would be funny to worry friends and family with the image of her on the fence near the lake,” Crowley said.
“It got some great reactions, some who thought it was real and weren’t too happy, so I decided to make more.”
After riling up his relatives, Crowley saw what a big response his photos were getting on Instagram.
He is hoping his story will raise awareness for Be The Match and encourage people to donate their marrow to the national registry. You can learn more about donating your bone marrow at bethematch.org.
Crowley’s photos feature his daughter next to a lit stove holding a knife while sitting on the kitchen countertop when it’s way past her bedtime.
It also shows her driving on the highway, climbing the stairs to the attic, and being thrown in the air.
“The pressure is pretty high on the next one!” Crowley said.
But he’s more focused on enjoying his time with his daughter now that she’s healthy again.
“She has come off most of her medication and is hitting all her developmental milestones. After everything she has been through, she is quite resilient and one very happy toddler,” Hannah’s dad says.
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