Liz Mims | 03.12.14
During spring break we created a mobile stop motion site for patients at the Dell’s Children center. I was reminded that support for programs such as this is crucial to kids who may not otherwise have a chance to express their creativity during such a difficult time.
Zane, a current patient charmed us with his enthusiasm for our instruction. He patiently waited for the nurse to finish drawing blood. He entertained us with jokes as if he knew we needed to be distracted more than he did. He eyed the clay that we had out on the table. We discussed his favorite movies and his eyes lit up as he described the characters in the Lion King. The nurse suggested that he should use one arm to start building. Zane quickly understood the concept of moving the characters inch by inch to create movement. He chugged gadorade and calmly answered the nurse as she asked if he could still feel his fingers. We were so happy to be there as a slight distraction from his pain. Kids trickled in and out of the treatment facility and together we created all kinds of characters. We put together the above short video chronicling the workshop!
My hope is that with the help of the community our “I Live Here, I Give Here” campaign will boost our efforts in creating the best possible environment for patients at Dell’s Children Center.