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.

Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson

Amanda was named Chapter Director of the Columbus Chapter in 2007. For the last six years, she has worked in the pharmaceutical industry representing a variety of product lines. She currently works for Takeda, an international company with U.S. headquarters in Chicago. As a student Amanda always gravitated toward children with an extensive internship at Children’s Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Nutrition from The Ohio State University and is also a registered Dietitian.

Emily Durham

Emily has worked with hospitalized and chronically ill children for over 15 years as a Child Life Specialist. She has witnessed first-hand how illness impacts a child and his/her family. She has also seen how much families treasure any mementos that document their journey. When Emily learned about Flashes of Hope, she immediately wanted to bring a chapter to Upstate SC for the children and families she sees daily.

Emily is the supervisor for Child Life Services at GHS Children's Hospital. When not at work, Emily can be found spending time with her husband and young daughter.

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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