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Snapshots of Strength

Snapshots of Strength provides families struggling against pediatric cancers with professional quality images that celebrate their children’s resilience and strength.  Snapshots of Strength is a partnership between Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. (Chair of Humanities), Richard Hammer, M.D. (A Pediatrician at Highmark Blue Shield), and the Four Diamonds Fund at the Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital.

In addition to providing families with quality images, the photos have also been used to remind the newly diagnosed that they are not alone.  Many of the participants have given permission for the images to be used in the new Children’s Hospital, at the Penn State Dance marathon (THON), and in other venues.  The Snapshots of Strength team also seeks to display images in public locations throughout the Children’s Hospital to remind hardworking front-line staff and medical professionals why they do this challenging work.

Below are just some of the images taken at one of the “Snapshots of Strength” photo sessions.

Smiling Girl
King 2 15x10 BW WEB 300x225Coldsmith1 15x10 COLOR DRAGAN WEB 300x225Reinertson2 15x10 Color Dragan WEB 300x225
Deckman2 15x10 COLOR Dragan WEB 300x225Bernard 10x10 Dragan Color WEBKnaper 1 10x15 COLOR DRAGAN WEB 300x225
Woodman1 10x15 Color DraganWEBpotter2 15x10 color dragan 300x200WEBSmucker 6 10x15 Color DraganWEB 300x225

Photography sessions are held at The Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
For more info or to make an appointment contact:
Sandra Marconi, R.N.
(717) 531-4904


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