Children’s Cancer Association – 2013 Heroes
I was recently honored once again to create portraits of 24 children from Oregon and SW Washington, who are battling life-threatening illness or injury. These kids were nominated by local hospitals, and then selected to become Children’s Cancer Association Community Heroes for 2013. Each child has a unique circumstance and personality, but they all demonstrate a special spirit and grace that inspires others.
Earlier this week I attended the unveiling the 2013 “Wall of Courage” at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), which will travel around Oregon as a year-long exhibit to inspire others to get involved with kids and their families.
CCA tailors opportunities and programs to support kids, teens and their families as they face the realities of isolation, hospitalization, and a limited ability to participate in school activities, clubs, sports, etc. The programs range from the Chemo Pal Mentor Program to Music Rx. Please consider donating your time and/or financial support to this award-winning organization, and the families they serve in the Pacific Northwest.
Getting to know each of these kids was an incredible journey for me, and I am humbled to do this project again this year.