NATHAN  |   Photographed by Carolyn Troadec

Los Angeles
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founded October 2008
kids photographed to date 682

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I became the Director of FOH LA Chapter a little over a year ago. I have been volunteering for over 25 years at Children's Hospital Boston and the Make-A-Wish Foundation here in LA. While back in Boston visiting I came across a photo of the Flashes of Hope photos hanging at the Boston Children's... { more }
I became the Director of FOH LA Chapter a little over a year ago. I have been volunteering for over 25 years at Children's Hospital Boston and the Make-A-Wish Foundation here in LA.
While back in Boston visiting I came across a photo of the Flashes of Hope photos hanging at the Boston Children's Hospital and thought it was such a cool idea. I wanted to bring that to LA. Then I found out it was a national organization and I wanted to be part of it. LA just happened to need a Director so I sent and email off. I'm pretty sure if a homeless person called for the Director position they had a good shot at it.
Well, they got me and it has been an amazing experience for me being able to meet such amazing kids and their families going through the toughest time of their lives. I recently had one little 4 year old girl come prancing into the activity room all dressed in her princess outfit ready for her close-up. You know this is LA so Hollywood starts early for the kids here. She was so funny and full of joy. After her photo shoot her mom let her little girl exit the room first and then shut the door. She turned towards us and started to weep as she thanked us for what we FOH do. She said her daughter has been going through such a rough period she hasn't seen her smile or excited about anything in weeks. She said when she woke this morning her little girl was a different kid; she was so happy and excited for her photo shoot. I told her it was our privilege to meet such an amazing little girl. I looked over at my photographer and makeup person they too were weeping. This is why FOH is important & so amazing!

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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Malibu, CA
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Whittier, CA
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310-901-5669

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA
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