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.
My passion to provide support to families of children with cancer started many years back when my cousin, and former Columbus Chapter Director, Amanda Johnson, introduced me to Flashes of Hope. Amanda has been kind enough to pass the torch, and I am excited to continue with this amazing organization.
I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in psychology and dance. While a student, I volunteered at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the oncology unit to serve as a relief for parents throughout the day. I was also part of a team that created Kick-It at The Ohio State University, to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
I am currently a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic, working with patients that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. In my spare time I love to attend OSU football games (O-H!), spend time with my family, and be outdoors!
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.