Life is beautiful and fragile. Life is so ironic and the Universe always goes full circle, God has everything in the perfect place at the perfect time. Just 6 years ago in May I was at the same hospital completing my pharmacy school rotations at Jackson Memorial. Now this year, I got to visit Alex’s Place – University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, but this time to continue to pursue another passion of mine, photography, and for such a great cause. How perfect is that?
“There has always been something magical about Prom. It is one of the most memorable nights for many teens – getting dressed to the nines in glamorous gowns or trend-setting tuxedos, riding in limos, dancing the night away, and celebrating with friends. For teens with cancer, this special event is one they often miss. For this reason, The Unforgettable Prom Foundation was founded in 2009 to give teens with cancer A Prom To Remember, the ultimate Prom experience, and a night they will never forget.
Every year, hundreds of teens in South Florida and Cleveland experience something many of us take for granted – their Prom! This night is a milestone occasion, a reason to celebrate! There’s just something special about getting dressed up, riding in a limo to the Ritz Carlton, walking down the red carpet with a celebrity to the sounds of applause, taking Prom photos, enjoying amazing food and dancing to the DJ playing the latest tunes…there’s simply no experience like this! ” A Prom to Remember (APTR)
When Karin from APTR contacted us, Dreamer Photography, to partake in this meaningful and inspiring event, we couldn’t wait for the day to come. It was such a memorable experience, to document such an important part in these teens life was priceless. Their strength and courage to endure the difficulties that they have had, their awesome personalities and beautiful smiles aside from what they go through daily. A Prom to Remember is really a unique moment in their life, where they can simply be teens, be pampered, have fun, and forget the world as they enjoy something a lot of people take for granted, “Prom”. It truly is heart warming when you can be a part of so many selfless efforts by so many great souls. The teens at Alex’s place were fun to photograph, and even more so, they were inspiring to talk to. This charity really brings hope to them and they are happier because of it. Bellow you’ll find some of the memories we captured this day.
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