JANESA  |  Photographed by Roger Pelisier

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founded September 2006
kids photographed to date 1,219

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My involvement with Flashes of Hope started back in 2006. It's not just a volunteer opportunity for me but it is one of the most important things that I do in my life.  I remember my first shoot, and specifically the first child we photographed. Sadly, he passed away - but before he did we... { more }
My involvement with Flashes of Hope started back in 2006. It's not just a volunteer opportunity for me but it is one of the most important things that I do in my life.  I remember my first shoot, and specifically the first child we photographed. Sadly, he passed away - but before he did we were able to photograph him a second time with his mother who brought along his new baby brother.  I always think back to that and realize what a gift that was for the family. There are so many other touching stories; like the family that actually tattooed one of the photographs on their arms or the family from Tufts Medical Center that we have photographed every year for the past 4 years.  And, it's hard to forget the time one of the families sneaked a dog into the hospital for a photo shoot.  It is such a gift to meet each and every one of these families.  

I've also made special friends through the child life specialists, photographers, make-up artists and volunteers.   They are all what makes this program so special.  I am grateful that I stumbled upon an interview with Alison Clarke 7 years ago and that she gave me the opportunity to launch the program in Boston! Flashes of Hope has been a constant source of joy to families in three hospitals in Boston and I'm honored to keep the program going here!

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Chapter Director(s)

Paola Abello
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Paola Abello
Susan Lichwala
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Chapter Information

617-515-0605

Shoot Locations

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
The Floating Hospital for Children - Tufts New England Medical Center

Chapter Sponsor

Roger Pelissier Photography

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