Throughout the year, the ArtWorks community meets a Young Artist from one of our programs who has used the creative and performing arts to help them cope with their illness.
Our December Young Artist Highlight is Hope, from Hackensack University Medical Center! At just 10 years-old, Hope wrote and illustrated HSP Skin,which details her journey after being diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), a disorder that affects her kidneys and causes rashes on her skin. What started off as a simple school assignment turned into Hope’s way of navigating through HSP and finding the beauty within herself.
Thank you, Hope, for sharing HSP Skin with ArtWorks and for inspiring so many other Young Artists to find new ways to express their creativity and tell their own story.