By Mollie Mansfield
A doting cancer survivor has recreated adorable scenes from the film ‘Up’ with her son and grandparents to mark living to see her child turn five.
After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer shortly after the birth of her twins, Rachel Perman, 32, was terrified that she wouldn’t make it to see them turn five.
However, after being told she had beaten the deadly disease in 2016, the photographer knew she had to mark her son Elijah’s birthday in a creative way.
So after brainstorming ideas, she decided to request the help of her grandparents, Richard and Caroline Bain, 90, to recreate her son’s favourite film – Up.
The adorable photographs show Elijah posing as Russell in his scout uniform and holding an abundance of balloons, whilst his grandparents appeared as Carl and Ellie Fredrickson.
Rachel, from Greeley, Colorado, said: “After being diagnosed with cancer, I was scared I wouldn’t make it to see Elijah turn five.
“I was diagnosed with cancer when my eldest child was five years old and I was petrified that I wouldn’t be able to spend the same amount of time I had with her, with the twins.
“So for Elijah’s fifth birthday I wanted to celebrate for both him and I.
“Elijah is very particular, he is borderline addicted to UP and has been for several years.
“It’s the only thing he draws and colours, the only books he wants to get at the library and the only toy he wanted when we were in Disney World last year.
“So inviting his great grandparents was my idea and a surprise to him – he loved that they dressed up!
“My grandparents were thrilled to participate and loved that I asked them. Grandpa even went to the thrift store to get the jacket and hose.”