Earlier this summer we were contacted by an organization called Flashes of Hope. They are a national nonprofit organization, based in Cleveland, that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography. In addition to photography, they raise money for pediatric cancer research. This year alone, Flashes of Hope will photograph over 6,500 children in addition to the 22,000 portraits taken since 2001.
We were asked to spend a few hours in August at Camp Special Days in Montague, Michigan with kids from the Ann Arbor Chapter of Flashes of Hope. We were happy to donate some of our time to photograph these great kids.
We were not sure what to expect when we arrived, but as we met this group of amazing kids, we realized that although they have battled or are battling cancer, they are as strong and beautiful as any young kids we've ever seen. Below are just a few of the fun portraits from the day that we wanted to share with our readers.