Directors

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.

John Cordeiro

John Cordeiro

Teresa and John Cordeiro are from Tiverton, RI. Teresa works as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration and John works in Sales for a wholesale auto glass distributor. We were first inspired by Flashes of Hope in March 2008, when our three daughters were photographed at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA. Our youngest daughter Megan was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in December 2006 and was immediately admitted to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, RI, where she spent the majority of the next 8 months as an inpatient. Following Megan's last chemo treatment she relapsed, which in turn brought us to Floating Hospital for Children where in September 2007, she received a Bone Marrow Transplant from her eldest sister, Chelsea. Unfortunately Megan relapsed once again in April 2008 and lost her battle to this insidious disease on June 5, 2008. Those precious photos of Meg, Chelsea, and Sarah are the last pictures taken of our girls. We will cherish them always. Our goal is to bring many beautiful smiles to these wonderful children and their families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Teresa Cordeiro

Teresa Cordeiro

Teresa and John Cordeiro are from Tiverton, RI. Teresa works as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration and John works in Sales for a wholesale auto glass distributor. We were first inspired by Flashes of Hope in March 2008, when our three daughters were photographed at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA. Our youngest daughter Megan was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in December 2006 and was immediately admitted to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, RI, where she spent the majority of the next 8 months as an inpatient. Following Megan's last chemo treatment she relapsed, which in turn brought us to Floating Hospital for Children where in September 2007, she received a Bone Marrow Transplant from her eldest sister, Chelsea. Unfortunately Megan relapsed once again in April 2008 and lost her battle to this insidious disease on June 5, 2008. Those precious photos of Meg, Chelsea, and Sarah are the last pictures taken of our girls. We will cherish them always. Our goal is to bring many beautiful smiles to these wonderful children and their families at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Hands on head

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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