When Kristen Beaury, Child Life Specialist at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital, gave Oodles of Doodles to “Leah,” a patient recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she didn’t know what kind of impact it would have. In general, she says, “Art with Heart books are one of my go-tos: I know that the quality is[…read more…]
“I am a fighter and will help others get through this disease.” – Makala, 14 Crohn’s disease is a serious, chronic disease affecting the digestive system. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease. For children, the disease can be especially difficult, requiring frequent trips to the bathroom and preventing normal participation in activities with friends and classmates. The[…read more…]
Today is World Cancer Day, a day to proactively approach to the fight against cancer. This day highlights the fact that solutions are within reach for families facing cancer. In honor of this day, we wanted to share with you our program at Hutch School, a fully accredited K-12 school program sponsored by Fred Hutchinson[…read more…]
A new video released by the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences details the importance of art and science in Medical Anthropology and mentions Art with Heart’s successful uses of creativity in healing. In the video Marlaine Figuroa Gray, a UW doctoral candidate in Medical Anthropology, visits the Art with Heart office. “This[…read more…]
Recently, Art with Heart and Camp Korey created a special partnership to bring our books to the children they serve. Camp Korey is part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network (formerly The Hole in the Wall Gang, founded by Paul Newman) whose mission is to honor the courage, strength, and determination of children living with serious and[…read more…]
The Color of Hope event was a great mix of facts and figures, heartfelt stories and testimonials – food for both the head and the heart. Here are just a few of our favorites… From Hallie, 17 year-old cancer survivor and the inspiration for Oodles of Doodles: “Art with Heart changed my story. It turned[…read more…]
¡Que maravilloso! We are having a Super Saver Spanish Oodles Sale! Buy 5 or more, and save 50% off the retail price! (Regularly $10.95; now only $5.50 each) Go to our online shop and get copies for your Spanish-speaking patients today!
For many reasons, parents and children feel nervous as they take the elevator to 9E, the Pediatric Specialty Care unit at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. But as they step into the lobby, they are welcomed by newly installed, colorful wall murals and pictures designed to cheer and comfort the newly arrived guests. The redesign[…read more…]
Healing Baskets has been carrying our Oodles of Doodles, Chill & Spill, and Magnificent Marvelous Me books as part of their offerings since 2007. The company offers thoughtful and unique gift baskets for loved ones who are going through challenging times. Check out the video they just released that features a great shot of Oodles!
Patrick was first diagnosed with Leukemia when he was three years old. He spent months in isolation for various infections and bone marrow transplants and received Oodles of Doodlesduring one of his many lengthy stays. While receiving treatment, he also participated in our Art Buddy workshops at the Hutch School. His family shared with us[…read more…]