Photo credit: flashesofhope.org
There’s so much negative news in the world, some of us have chosen to stop reading and/or watching entirely.
I’d like to help change that.
Every Tuesday, I’ll highlight an article I find that focuses on GOOD NEWS. This column is called Good News Tuesday.
Spread the word.
This week’s entry comes to us from Flashes of Hope.
*Flashes of Hope is a national, non-profit organization whose goal is to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured.
What they do:
“For a few moments, it doesn’t seem like a hospital. Children who haven’t wanted to get out of bed are suddenly laughing and smiling. And, nurses take a break from administering medicine to join in the fun.”
Each month our volunteers transform hospital playrooms, waiting areas and even hallways into photography studios. Talented make-up artists help the children and their moms look and feel their best. Then each child is photographed individually and with their closest supporters – siblings, parents and often a favorite nurse.
Each family is presented with framed enlargements, proofs and a CD of all the images so they can make additional prints. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, all services are provided free of charge.
A Flashes of Hope portrait is much more than a picture on the wall. It’s an indescribable treasure that forever preserves the grace, dignity and beauty of each child.
This is a behind the scenes peek at the first Flashes of Hope shoot in Orlando, FL at Arnold Palmer Hospital.
Video credit: Tom Reid Motion and Stills.
For more information, or if you would like to donate to this cause, please visit Flashes of Hope.