Meet the 10-year-old with cancer photographing the stars at the Golden Globes
Francine said she turned to photography while she was getting chemotherapy.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE
January 8, 2018, 4:55 PM
• 5 min read
-- A fifth-grade girl with leukemia photographed some of Hollywood's biggest stars on the red carpet Sunday night at the Golden Globes.
Francine Gascon, 10, told ABC News that photography became a source of hope for her after she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
"It helped a lot," Francine said of photography. "Because when I was doing chemotherapy it actually helped me take my mind off of the medicines that I was taking."
She became interested in taking pictures after watching her two older sisters pick up the hobby and being introduced to it at the hospital by the Pablove Foundation's "Shutterbugs" program, which offers photography classes to children living with cancer.
She showed so much interest that the Pablove Foundation sponsored her trip to capture the red carpet at the Golden Globes.