Photographer Wendy Good started taking pictures of David Peters Montana and the New Orleans Carnival Indians six years ago when she became fascinated with their traditional Mardi Gras performances. Since then, they’ve formed a close friendship.
Unfortunately, Wendy’s life was turned upside down in 2019 when she was diagnosed with cancer and inoperable brain tumors. She started using a wheelchair, which left her unable to document her favorite event. That’s why the Carnival Indians decided to go to her instead!
Before her cancer diagnosis, David said, “We kind of welcomed her to our tribe.” They even gave her pieces of their costumes, which David makes by hand!
In other words, their relationship goes far beyond photography. Despite the busy Mardi Gras season, the Carnival Indians headed to Wendy’s front steps so she could still participate.
Wendy was deeply touched by the gesture. She posted a video of their performance on Facebook, writing,
Over the years, I have had the privilege of being part of bringing this to others at their homes. Today, I was honored to have my friends bring it to me. Yes, these are my friends; for, who else but real friends would do this for me? Here is one of the things I miss the most about my old life. I love every single person you see here. My heart and spirit will always be with the New Orleans Carnival Indians.
What a wonderful way to show love for a sweet friend! We’re so glad these talented people went above and beyond to encourage Wendy during this difficult time.
Check out the heartwarming performance in the video below, and share this story with anyone who could use a little joy today.
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