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Image via Facebook/Rick Fisher's Photography

Rick Fisher was diagnosed with ALS back in March of this year. He was told he only had 10 months to live. He tells ABC 11, "I always thought I was going to live to be like my dad.” He continues, “He was 88. So, when you're 69 and someone tells you—you're not going to make it to your 70th birthday ... that's pretty tough.”

However, instead of shutting down after his diagnosis, Fisher decided he wanted to use his photography to do some good for the animals in the world. Fisher was a photographer that focused on capturing stunning images of people, pets and places. He can’t take photos anymore due to his health issues, so he is selecting from over 50,000 images he has taken over his life to find the best for his photo book.

Video via ABC11

His current goal is to sell 1,000 copies of his book, which means $50,000 will go to the animals shelters to help dogs and cats find their forever homes. The primary recipient will be the Animal Protection Society of Durham, but there are animal shelters across the US that will benefit, like the Lakes Region Humane Society.

To find out more about the book or to purchase a copy, you can check out the Rick Fisher’s Photography site.

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