We can share with you the challenges of pediatric cancer through articles, facts and reports, but it’s the visual images associated with these truths that make the need for childhood cancer support and awareness even more apparent.
Photographer Lauren Petrilli has graciously dedicated her time to photograph patients and families participating in arts and crafts, meeting Falcons players and volunteers, and enjoying Open Arms meals at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite campus.
“I have long admired CURE for their efforts to end childhood cancer, so when the opportunity arose to photograph some of the young patients at Scottish Rite, I knew it was meant for me,” Lauren said. “The children were astonishing; in their positive attitudes, strength and geniality.”
Even the more heartfelt images captured are important in communicating the urgency of further support and research in order to beat this terrible disease.
“Seeing those children attached to all of those machines was crushing, but it is reassuring to know that CURE is out there fighting for them and their families,” Lauren stated.
Lauren, CURE is grateful for all the work that you do and we are excited to do more with you in the future!
View some of her images below: