A huge shout of Thanks to the Southern Comforters Quilt Guild who graciously stitched and sewed and lovingly quilted 32 quilts (shown at our show this past weekend) that we (Laura Murphy my travel companion) took today to the San Jorge Children’s Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Another shout of Thanks to Tracy Councill, Art Therapist, and head of Tracy’s Kids, for connecting me to Urania Dominguez, the only Art Therapist on Puerto Rico and who also is a certified Child Life Specialist splitting her talents all over this Hospital. The 10 or so children we met, along with their parents, were very delighted to have received one of our quilts and hearing the story behind our efforts.
The quilts certainly brightened up the rooms, as they do no matter where a kid battles childhood cancer in this crazy world.
I/we were thankful for this opportunity to meet the families and children in the throes of their battle on the pediatric oncology unit.
Below are some of the kids we met! Or shall I say, "heroes!"