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Artist on a Mission to Bring Hope to Sick Children

An artist and photographer is using his skill to give children with serious health conditions hope and inspiration. The artiss behind the Drawing Hope Project says he seeks to show the young patients that anything is possible.

On his website, Shawn Van Daele says, "To see a child's imagination come to life...despite some horrible 'unawesome' situations - it can't help but give you hope.  To use your abilities and talents to bring smiles to 'sick kids' (and their families!) - there isn't anything in the world that feels better than that."

Last year Daele began taking drawings done by young children who live with a health condition and turning them into photographs showcasing themselves.

"It is my sincere belief that Drawing Hope will stir up the magic of childhood and possibility in everyone, despite any odds," Daele said.

Starting in May 2014 the artist will be doing just 1 'magical photo' each month.


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