Diane with Bodyscapes Healing Art Participants: Katie, Alejo, and Braedon
Hospital and Funder are Pleased: Katie Lee, VP of Emergency and Surgery Services and Rick Cosnotti, Chief Foundation Officer, The Anne Goss Foundation, congratulate Diane on the success of the event.
Doctor in the House: Nephrologist, Dr. Mohammid Ilyas, enjoys the social event with his patient Alejo and Diane.
Doctor on Board: Dr. Mohammad Ilyas shares the joy of Katie’s artistic accomplishment.
What a Wisecracker! Diane enjoys self-professed “character” Braden. (Read Braedon’s poem titled, Life of a Character, in the next blogpost.) All teen artists received a personalized catalog. This special touch ensured that each received a “souvenir” brochure featuring their own art on the cover.
Proud of The Art Produced: The normally quiet and shy Katie reveals some of her feelings about living with dialysis, to the delight of her social worker and Diane.
Office Party: Alison Caballero, Senior Development Officer of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, who contributed greatly to organizing this pilot project, was pleased to see the social interaction of kids and staff outside of the dialysis room. These teens — normally hooked up for long tedious hours to a machine — had not previously spent time with hospital staff beyond treatment.
Cards on the Table: Greeting cards using images from the gallery of Bodyscapes participant art created in various workshops. The gallery is growing with each new Bodyscapes experience across the country.
Finished Product: All 3 art participants, standing next to their respective pictures and poems.
Katie Up Close: Diane compliments Katie, who is often shy but was beaming on this occasion, in front of Katie’s drawing and poem.
3 Teen Artists surrounded by the dialyisis nurses and staff who lovingly care for them– three hours three times a week: (L to r) Tracey Green, Diane Austin, Director Beth Brown, Larken Haynie, Diretha Walker and Jamie Phipps