Meet Karen Walsh, a 40-year-old Broadway actress and mother of two, who is currently going through treatment for Stage IV colon cancer.
"We had the time and decided to get creative while the infusion was working it's way in," Walsh told BuzzFeed. "We took a creative photo on a window ledge, a favorite of mine."
Since then, she and her friends have dressed up like Game of Thrones characters.
And Golden Girls.
Her favorite thing about the costume shoots is how it lets her see people she may not have seen in a while "because we are all busy and I've become slightly more busy than usual trying to fold healing into a regular week."
She also hopes she can help spread the word about the importance of colon cancer screenings.
Treatment has been effective so far and she's experienced minimal side effects, for which she feels "lucky" and "very grateful."
Walsh said the costume photo shoots help take her mind off of what she's going through.