Each day, 42 families in the United States will receive the devastating news that their child or teen has cancer.
This month we teamed up with Cynthia Dawson of the Gold Hope project and many other Instagram communities who are sharing from the hashtag #teamup4goldkids Originally we wanted to feature just images from the hashtag but it felt a bit empty without bringing attention and sharing the beautiful souls and faces of those who have fought, and are currently fighting this monster.
Cynthia’s Words ;
“When I hear about a family struggling with an ill child, as a mom I know all too well what they may be thinking, feeling, and experiencing; and as a photographer, I know all too well how important pictures mean to them. As both a mom and a photographer, I know how important my own photos of my children are since suffering the loss of a beautiful child, my first born, Ava. As we try to figure out life without her, one thing always brings me comfort . . . The photographs I have of her. Because of the way photographs bring our family a dose of comfort, we brought together like-minded photographers from around the country to help us provide that gift for other families who sadly have a child with cancer. The Gold Hope Project was inspired by my Ava and is a special place where her memory can live on. Many families with ill children are emotional, physically and financially strapped; it is the heart of The Gold Hope Project to take at least one worry off their shoulders and gift them something magical – the smiles of their children frozen in time. The Gold Hope Project’s goal is to make sure that these already over-burdened families have an everlasting documentation of the joy and whimsy of their children while simultaneously raising awareness of and funds for pediatric oncology research and treatment.”
Photography has great power. Join The Gold Hope project in this amazing cause.
Micah; photographed by Joy of Life Photography for The Gold Hope Project
Mitchell-photographed by Molly O. Photography for The Gold Hope Project
Camila; photographed by Karyn Olsson -Photography for The Gold Hope Project
Noel; photographed by
Parker ; photographed by Karyn Olsson Photography for The Gold Hope Project
Maddy; photographed by Crystal Hardin Photography for The Gold Hope Project.
Daniel; photographed by Photo Works for The Gold Hope Project
Carlie; photographed by Charlie Little Photography for The Gold Hope Project.
Lily; photographed by Kelley Deal Photography for The Gold Hope Project
Charlotte; photographed by Jessie Hearn Photography for The Gold Hope Project.
Ariana; photographed by Lindsey Rabon Photography for The Gold Hope Project.