I was able to take the Geck’s family portraits a few days after Christmas when Nicole and her boyfriend were home from college. I have known the Gecks for years and years. I met them through my bestie Gretta and her family(the Walters). The Gecks and the Walters use to be neighbors and became very good friends, even after the Gecks moved off the street. September 5th, 2011 was a bad day to say the least for all of us. We received news that Galen(Spike as I like to call him), Gretta’s Dad was in a motorcycle accident. He was in Wyoming at the time and was being flown to Denver. That is all we knew. Fast forward 5 months later…. January 27th, 2012(TODAY!!!!) Spike finally gets to come home after spending 5 months in Colorado and Washington in various hospitals and rehab centers. His family is ecstatic to see him, this includes the Gecks. You see, Spike will be coming home in a wheel chair. We all pray for miracles, but for now he can’t walk. And who do you think were the first people to jump into action and do anything and everything they could for the Walters, their great friends the Gecks. Dan has spent countless hours, along with other old friends of Spike’s to remodel the Walter home so that it will be wheelchair accessible. Dan has literally torn down walls in the Walter household and built them back up again. And Chris and the rest of the family have been right there, whether it be helping with the remodel, donating money to Spike’s fundraiser for portraits with yours trulyor sacrificing their time with one another to focus on the Walters. I have always known that they were great people, but they have been down right amazing in this whole situation. A few weeks ago when I last saw Dan I thanked him for all that he was doing for Spike and the family, he just smiled and said, “Well, if it were me Galen would have done the same thing”. Soooo true. I love both those families and it is easy to see why. Thank you, thank you, thank you Geck family for all that you have done! And we celebrate today that our SPIKE is finally home!!!!