How Photography Changed One Family’s Experience With Cancer

"It's not just about photography, but that hope and that community that we all struggle so much to keep."

Amir is 10 years old and the oldest of four children. When he was 8, he was diagnosed with leukemia and spent 32 days in the hospital. He went from being a "normal" kid with "normal" problems to being almost completely isolated from family and friends while receiving treatment. It wasn't until his mom, Mariam, found out about the Pablove Foundation's Shutterbugs Program — a five-week program that teaches children and teens living with cancer about photography — that Amir started getting his spark back. The program, and the people, still have an amazing impact on Amir and his family. Watch the video above to hear their story.

A Plus is proud to announce that we are partnering with The Pablove Foundation during September, and that we'll be releasing stories featuringPablove and its work throughout the month. Their mission? To fight childhood cancer with love. 

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