Children with cancer are smiling today at a Flashes of Hope shoots. Our dedicated volunteer chapter directors coordinate photo shoots within the nation's top hospitals and at special events for children with cancer. Whether photographing one child isolated in a bone marrow unit or a hundred kids having fun at summer camp, it's an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Paola Abello

Paola Abello

Paola launched the Boston Chapter in September of 2006 at the Floating Hospital for Children and now also serves Children's Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital. Paola is extremely grateful for her involvement with Flashes of Hope.

Paola's expertise is in providing strategic guidance in developing new business models. Paola brings over 15 years of experience launching and expanding business opportunities in the area of commercial real estate, venture philanthropy, asset management and healthcare. Ms. Abello joined Children's Hospital Boston in 2011 as the Innovation Acceleration Program Manager where she focuses on working with clinical and non-clinical staff to enhance innovation by providing resources and support to empower innovators in developing and testing their novel ideas and to collaborate on strategic clinical and business model innovation opportunities.

Paola has a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Boston College and a Master's of Business Administration from Babson College.

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The children often request to be photographed with special friends – in this case a stuffed bunny. Children are also photographed with parents, siblings, hospital staff and even fellow patients. This sweet image was captured at All Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

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