Sketchbook Challenge

Friday, July 11, 2008

Chemo Bag

My friend Teresa is undergoing the most aggressive chemotherapy a body can handle. She has an IV for several hours at the hospital and wears a pump for another 46 hours. Teresa was having difficulty with the idea of wearing this bag and called it her ball and chain. We decided to decorate it and make a piece of art out of it. Her bag is the talk of the chemo dept. now, and it gives her a little bit of control over her life. If you know anyone going through this type of chemo, please let them know the ball and chain can be transformed to art.

2 comments:

Mo said...

I was sent your link by a friend of mine who watched me go thru chemo & radiation, but nothing like what your friend is going thru. She is blessed to have a friend like you to help make something difficult a little bit easier (and very alive with color! A very important message to carry around!). I will save this idea for someone else who might need brightened up. Thanks so much. ~ Mo (www.mos-musings.blogspot.com & www.dorcasproject.org). p.s. congratulations on being published! GREAT shoe!

Willow said...

I was reading your e-mail about your being published...Congrats!! I just decided to click on your blog and WOW!! How awesome is your friend's chemo bag. Dealing with cancer is such a devastating, draining experience...but now everytime she looks at that bag, or talks about it, or feels it next to her, she will know how much she is loved!!! What a precious gift to give her!!! So glad I clicked on over!!