As a photographer brings to life the dreams of sick children
Canadian photographer Shawn Van Affairs has the project the Drawing Hope. He takes pictures of children who dream of recovery, and provides them with the authors of magical pictures starring. Sean believes that this gives the sick child and his family a little more strength to fight for his life.
Images he sells, and the funds transfers to the young heroes. Photographer encourages them to never give up hope. After all, everything in this world is possible.
Riley - queen of hearts
At 7 months, Riley experienced a heart transplant. Now she is a member of the online registry, supported by donors.
David - the keeper of the stars
David was born with an underdeveloped left heart. During his life he has already gone through three operations. And although later, David needs a transplant, he knows that all his dreams come true.
Chance - Captain
In June 2011, Censu was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His chemotherapy will last until October 2014, but the desire to survive inspires his family and others around him.
Alexandria - the queen of the sweet kingdom
Alex born with underdeveloped common bile duct in the liver. At one month old, she underwent a surgical procedure, but after 3 months it became clear that I needed a transplant. Fortunately, the body found in only 8 days. Her new life was made possible only thanks to the donor.
Dawson - Trillium Pirate Islands
Dawson developed meningitis when he was only 2 months, causing any bleeding in the brain, as well as infections of the kidneys and bladder. The first years of his life he spent in the hospital, fighting disease. Most of his time Dawson holds in a wheelchair, but that does not stop him from dreaming.
Sadie - solar Princess
Sadie can not leave the house without protection from the sun. Most of the time she spends in the dark. But with her happy and radiant smile, all things are possible. Even the sun from sunflowers.
Dominique - the time traveler
Dominic was born prematurely with Down syndrome and heart failure. He endured many operations and communicates only through facial expressions and gestures. But this did not affect his infectious laugh and sense of adventure.
Marco - Researcher
On day 34 of life of Marco transplanted heart. In 4 years, he came face to face with cancer and beat it. For Marco, everything seems possible ... even magic apples.
Travis - sentinel
In the 22 months from Travis began stomach problems due to Escherichia coli. After the surgery, he has lost 80% of colon and blinded. He is now 7 years old, he grew up in a confident boy and practicing judo. He believes that the world can be saved from the bad people. Travis was not able to draw a picture of the loss of so described his dream words.
Casey - a quiet angel
Casey was born with Rett syndrome - mental retardation, occurring only in girls. At 14 months, she stopped talking and began to lose the newly acquired motor and subject-role skills. Girls like Casey, called the "silent angels." She is now 21 years old, and she communicates through smiles and laughter.
McKenna - Princess fate
McKenna was born with delayed physical development, which led to a risky operation in 4 months. She removed part of the skull to avoid serious damage to the brain. Besides, McKenna autism, but she believes in miracles.
Jack - the hero of the streets of Hope
Jack was born with a rare liver disease, which was followed by liver failure. Two months later, transplant saved his life. Jack was already a lot of operations, and soon, you may need one more transplant.
Cooper - wizard
Due to rupture of the retina Cooper with 5 years of struggling with Stickler syndrome, which affects the eyes, ears, joints and cause arthritis. But this did not prevent him from seeing the world as it is - full of wonders and possibilities.
Kyle - forest guardian
When Kyle was 9 years old, she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease - an inflammatory bowel disease. Every day she tries to control the disease, to continue to engage in horse riding. To date, there is no medicine that will cure her, but Kyle did not lose hope.
Naomi - energetic butterfly
Vibrant Naomi five years, and she has mitochondrial myopathy. Up to two years, she almost did not move, and now can sing and dance. Naomi gets tired quickly, and no one knows how exhausting is the next class. But it seeks to overcome these difficulties in order to inspire the people who surround her. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible - even soar like a little butterfly!