Recently, I was at the clinic and I dropped by the chemo lab to say “Hi” to the nurses. I recognized at least 5 of the nurses. They are truly caring individuals. The nurse who gave me the best advice during chemo has moved and no longer works there. That advice was “Don’t be a hero.”
While I was visiting, I noticed that some new ceiling tiles were painted. I found out that cancer patients and their families painted all of the ceiling tiles. When I was getting my chemo treatments, I sat in a recliner with my feet up and listened to my praise and worship music. When I opened my eyes I was staring at the ceiling, a ceiling of ‘art from the heart‘. What an inspiration! This art was something that helped get me through one of the most difficult times of my life and something that I will remember for the rest of my life. Each piece was painted with care and kindness and you can tell the artists truly thought about the patients that would be enjoying the art while they were creating it.
During my visit, another amazing thing happened: a patient completed her last chemo and got to ring the bell!
I had tears in my eyes as her husband took pictures of her ringing the bell and pictures of her with the nurses.
I remember that chapter in my life…that feeling of relief. As I moved to the next chapter in my life, I became more grateful and thankful.
I am blessed to be able to add a ceiling tile to the collection of ‘Art From The Heart‘.