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Local Photographer Honored with Red Cross Humanitarian Hero Award

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KENNEWICK, WA - Every year the Red Cross honors local people doing heroic acts. This year, the Red Cross honored Photographer Rich Breshears with the humanitarian hero award, here is why: 

Baby Aiden would be two years old this August, but although he is not physically with his family, they hold his spirit near and dear to their hearts.

"We went to a specialist in Spokane and he told us that he had trisomy 13 and so at that point we knew that there was an 80 percent chance that he would either be miscarriged or if he was born that he would not be around for very long," explained Aiden's mother, Angela Dryden.

Baby Aiden lived for 20 hours, those precious moments with his family are captured in photos that now mean the world to them. 

"To have these pictures of just in the moment and getting to hold our son...I mean you can't put a price on that," Dryden said.

 Angela Dryden says she is forever thankful to Rich Breshears, a local photographer who volunteers to take pictures for families who may only have a few moments with their babies before they pass.  

"Rich came out to do that because that's what he does he just gives...it was just awesome," Dryden said. 

"I just feel like I'm just going something for somebody else. And that it's not really what a hero does, it's just something...we all have gifts, we all have talents, its just the one thing I can do for people," Breshears explained.

"People don't want to be there when there's going to be death. People don't want to see death but he goes in and he takes these pictures that these families get to have, when other people don't want to do it and that's awesome and to me that is a hero."