Tobias McConchie, a student at the New England School of Photography (NESOP), passed away on February 18, 2008 due to complications from cystic fibrosis.
From NESOP: “Battling CF since childhood, Tobias chose to focus his energy on what he could accomplish in life and dedicated himself to the positive pursuit of his goals. A promising and conscientious student artist, one of his most recent accomplishments was having his work chosen to represent NESOP in the PRC Student Exhibition. For those of you who may be unaware, cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common genetic disease affecting primarily the lungs and digestive system, causing increased disability.”
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) has made a donation to the family’s selected charity—Child Life Fund/UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, a part of the UMass Memorial Foundation in Worcester—in Tobias’s name and encourages visitors to consider making a donation as well.
The Child Life Program is a critical component of what makes the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center a special facility for children and their families. Donations to the Child Life Fund are a major source of support for the programs enabling the purchase of supplies and equipment needed to maintain a quality, nurturing environment for our young patients.