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Timmy Walsh of Camera For A Cure Meets the President and Vice President

Camera For A Cure is a non profit fundraiser started by Timmy Walsh, then 5 years old, with his first showing at the age of 6. Walsh takes photographs & sells them with proceeds going to the Lung Cancer Alliance
 (Timmy Walsh Photo)
(Timmy Walsh Photo)
 (Timmy Walsh Photo)
(Timmy Walsh Photo)
Scranton, Lackawanna County-What started as an exciting morning, turned into a once in a lifetime event for Camera For A Cure creator and photographer, Timmy Walsh.  Heading to the Lackawanna College Student Union building with special tickets given to him by the office of Senator Casey, Walsh had hoped for good positioning for some great shots of President Obama and VP Biden.  Little did he know that he would be directly in front of the president himself.  The only thing between them was a barrier and some serious looking Secret Service men.  Walsh was geared up for some great photos and a great view of the president during his speech on college affordability.  Although middle school is what lies ahead for Walsh this upcoming year at Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School,  Walsh aspires to attend Stanford University with a scholarship for sports and another for academics, after graduating from Sem. Affording college is another story altogether.  Knowing that his parents will be financially unable to finance his dreams, Walsh was excited to hear all that President Obama has planned for the affordability of his future schooling.  After the speech, Walsh stated, "I am glad that Mister Obama told us about the Pay As You Earn option for college".  He was interested in all President Obama said in regards to helping the next generation be able to work hard and succeed.  That sentiment was taught to Walsh at an early age.
Wrapping up his speech, President Obama greeted the crowd.  The Secret Service asked Walsh his name and President Obama greeted him by 'Timmy', telling him that he is a 'sharp dresser', stating that he especially liked his bow tie, shaking his hand.  Vice President Biden was next to come along.  Mister Biden shook Walsh's hand exclaiming that he loved his fedora hat.  Walsh had brought a photo that he took of the president last time he was in Scranton, hoping to get it signed.  His hope was fulfilled, his day complete.  He had met the President and Vice President of the United States.  That makes two presidents and a vice president.  Not bad for an eleven year old!
With the auditorium clearing out, Walsh contacted his personal shopper at Hopscotch Children's Boutique, 201 Church Street, Jessup, to tell her that the president himself called him a 'sharp dresser'.  Enjoying fancier styles than that of most eleven year old boys, Walsh chose a La Miniatura tuxedo shirt with a black bow tie and a black fedora with white pin stripes.
Camera For A Cure is a non profit fundraiser started by Timmy Walsh, then 5 years old, with his first showing at the age of 6. Walsh takes photographs & sells them with proceeds going to the Lung Cancer Alliance. Walsh also has a personal photography business, TRW Art.  Now, at the age of 11, he continues to raise funds for cancer research along with other diseases and causes. He is an Olyphant resident and a student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School.
For more information on Camera For A Cure, log onto  www.cameraforacure.com.

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