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Vital Signs: Offering compassion through photography - PPA Today

Vital Signs: Offering compassion through photography

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Dear PPA Member,

I think that this is probably the most difficult introduction that I've ever written. I have so much to say, yet I can't seem to begin.

So, I'll begin this way. Heroes walk among us every day. Some you'll readily recognize: those in the Armed Forces (or who have served), firefighters, police officers. There are also heroes, however, who make a profound and lasting difference, but do so quietly. These are the invisible heroes, and they are everywhere--especially in the photographic industry.

Bravery comes in many forms. I'm in constant awe of not only those who put themselves in harm's way to protect others, but also those who willingly open their hearts to others, even when the circumstances cause their own hearts to break while they are helping.

In the midst of mourning, a group of heroes emerge to give families lasting images of their children who will never grow older. They are the photographers who volunteer for the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. This week's Vital Signs shares information about what they do--and how you can get involved.

These photographers are my heroes.

Cheers,
Christel Aprigliano
Director of Member Value & Experience



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