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.

Cindy Wieties

Cindy Wieties

Cindy started the Houston Chapter of Flashes of Hope at MD Anderson in May 2008, after reading an article about the organization and viewing the inspirational images on the Flashes of Hope website. She is currently Vice-President of Marketing for American General Life Companies. Within her current and past roles at American General, Cindy has been afforeded the opportunity to give back to the community in a number or charitable and volunteer efforts. Cindy received a B.S. degree in Radio-TV Communications at the University of Illinios and has held a variety of communication roles, including radio and television news and advertising and public relations.

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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