When I Grow Up Photo Series
This "When I Grow Up" Photo Series Spotlights Kids Battling Serious Illnesses, and It's Empowering
Andrew, 7, Soccer Player
Whether your kids are just turning 5 years old or applying to college, it's safe to say that most of them daydream about what they're going to be when they grow up. Some imagine being firefighters, others want to be doctors, and the dream of becoming a ballet dancer can utterly consume your child. But for parents who have children battling cancer, thinking about their little ones' futures can be daunting. Recently, the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta staged an empowering photo shoot with some of their young patients from the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center to prove that every child should look ahead. The moving photos depict kids of all ages with various illnesses set in their dream job — whether it's studying marine life, cooking, or playing soccer — and it's beyond moving. Keep reading to learn about each child and how they plan to change the world.