The corridors of the Katy branch of MD Anderson are decorated with numerous, large canvases painted by children receiving care at the Children’s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson. The children’s art work is reproduced on greeting cards, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, clothing, stationery, and calendars. The money from the sale of these items enables current and former patients to go to camp, to college, and on special outings.
The pieces of art below, courtesy of the Children’s Art Project, have become an integral part of the daily radiation therapy atmosphere. I so want to ask Ellen, painter of the festive heart, to tell me about her picture. I know that she has a special story about the blue figures painted at the top of the heart.