The work of Amelia Coffaro
A few weeks ago, 28-year-old photographer Amelia Coffaro and her family were hit with extremely hard hitting news. Amelia was diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer. With no health insurance, Coffaro and her family must now must figure out a way to pay for the estimated $150,000 to $200,000 in treatment.
A team has quickly assembled that consist of fellow photographer, Stephen Mallon (who once employed Coffaro as his production coordinator intern), and friends who have created Project Amelia. It’s a donation-based fund that aims to raise $100,000 by May 1st. As of today, $20,000 has already been raised by her fellow peers as well as anonymous donors.
Here’s a selection of this young photographer’s work. You can donate to the cause here and read more about Project Amelia on this Facebook page. She courageously writes, “Good morning breast cancer. I am going to kick your ass.”