20 cancer patients participated in "If only for a second". They were invited to a studio and told to keep their eyes closed. During this time, they got their makeup and hair done. Then they were placed in front of a one-way mirror and the photograph took photos of the moments the patients opened their eyes. Their emotions were beautiful. The idea of the project is to allow people to forget about their illness. If only for a second.
"Within a second, smiling faces were seen all over the room. At that very moment, cancer did not exist for the family members either."
The families of the patients were invited to view the photos at an exhibition, sharing that hakuna matata moment. Now, the photos have been compiled in a book titled " If Only For a Second," with all proceeds benefiting the foundation.
"Going through the book, the reader is carried away by laughter, giggles and carefree faces," reads the Mimi Foundation"s website. "Readers will even be surprised to have on their own faces … a smile."