James Weber

James Weber, Co-Founder: The Leukemia Needs Foundation 

  From the moment the doctor came into the emergency room and said...straight out, "You have Acute Myloid Leukemia and you'll be staying with us for about a month...", James' life took a wild turn.  James' Leukemia Story is Chronicled here: James Weber's Story

Ever since James had a successful bone marrow transplant, he's been looking to give back somehow to the wonderful community that saved his life.  His friend, Dr. Patrick Fullerton, suggested that maybe they should do something together...and the Leukemia Needs Foundation was born.


A little about James' Photography work:

James cut his teeth in the Navy for 6 years doing journalistic and documentary photography.  From there he decided to go to New York and start up James Weber Studio. www.jamesweberstudio.com 


James opened up his own studio and set up shop shooting fashion and beauty.  During his 10 years in New York, James has worked with some of the best hair, makeup, and wardrobe stylists.  His goal is to grow old and gray with a camera in his hands, just like his photographic idol, Irving Penn.


This is a self-portrait I took on the last day of my hospital stay at Sloan-Kettering(2nd Hospital Visit to do the Bone Marrow Transplant).

This is a portrait a friend of mine did on 4/13/2011, almost 12 months since the bone marrow transplant...

Comment by Patrick Fullerton on April 15, 2011 at 12:15pm

I give thanks to God and you James for being my inspiration! I can't believe how our friendship and foundation has personally changed my life. The more people hear our story and our mission, the more people want to be involved. I am proud of you for being positive through such a life changing event. As doctors we think we know everything but sometimes a truely humbling event may come across your life and changes it forever. That is what this and my own personal loss did for me. You have helped me be able to never lose sight of what is important and the priorities in my own life and that is to be the best person to others and be the best doctor I can be. You are one of the most positive people that I know and your story is amazing! I am very excited to be able to assist our first cancer patient with your help as my co-founder and more importantly my friend.


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