Artists of tiles: (from left to right)
Isabel, Sofia (2), Aubrey (5)
These three girls brought lots of joy to the tile table today! Sofia enjoyed the opportunity to use the drawing skills she practices at home in order to paint her self-portrait on a tile that will be displayed to others. Aubrey had the most infectious smile! Each time she looked up from her tile she would grin from ear to ear and everyone else at the table couldn’t help but smile back.
Artists of tiles pictured: (from left to right)
Amber, Oscar, Shirley
Oscar, Shirley, Amber and I had a wonderful time painting on Wednesday night! Conversations of struggles and hope were interrupted by laughter and smiles as Oscar and Shirley worked their way through their first tile painting experience. What a joy it was to spend the evening with them!
Nora’s Home is proud to have partnered with Texas Children’s Hospital Transplant Unit. Today, tiles painted by Texas Children’s transplant kiddos were gifted to Texas Children’s and installed on the 12th floor in West Tower.
Painting with these kids was such a blast! It is my hope that these tiles bring as much joy to those on the 12th floor as these children did to me. They are an inspiration to all!
A big thank you to Texas Children’s crew for all of their help in making this possible. I could not have been done without y’all!
Victor and his wife, Frances, designed and painted this lovely tile during Family Night last night at Nora’s Home. The notes and drawings on the tile symbolize their home in El Paso, their time at Nora’s Home, and their journey to a heart transplant. Victor and Frances were so much fun to paint with and shared wonderful stories of their family, friends, and travels.
A Liver Transplant Support Group form Memorial Hermann Hospital graciously invited me to do The Tile Project. The transplant recipients and their caregivers had a wonderful time working together to create these tiles as testaments to their donors, their new lives, and their loved ones that have prayed and cared for them along the way. This was a lovely, fun group of individuals that work as a team to build each other up and discuss the challenges and blessings of their post-transplant lives. They are a joy to know!
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