Cook Children’s Medical Center recently rolled out its newest art adventure for our young patients, compliments of the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation (ARVF).
Photo: Representatives from Safelite AutoGlass, partners of the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, attended the recent “Alicia’s Art Cart” unveiling at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Pictured (left to right) are Chris Bailey, Amy Sandlin, Jillian Mitchell, Hanna Boyd, Shaun Mills and Scott Webb. Photo by Johnell Bègin.
Patients now have the opportunity to do more painting, crafting and creating thanks to the cart and a bundle of art supplies donated by the ARVF. The cart will be kept in the dialysis center where patients often must sit for hours at a time, allowing them the opportunity for creativity and expression while receiving treatment.
“Cook Children’s is grateful for this incredible donation from the Victorious foundation,” said Jillian Mitchell, community program coordinator at Cook Children’s. “It allows us to provide an array of arts and crafts activities to our patients. We believe children gain so much freedom and empowerment from being able to make choices during their treatment, and this is one wonderful way we can do this. The art cart will be a welcome addition on a daily basis!”
In the past, the ARVF has also provided funding to Cook Children’s for a teen lounge and teen kits that are provided to teen inpatients.
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About Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation
Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation (ARVF, Corp.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization located in Voorhees, NJ. ARVF provides adolescent programs, and activities to enhance the quality of life for hospitalized teens battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Since 2002, “Victorious 4 Teens” programs have helped more than 75,000 critically ill teens and their families during hospitalization. The Foundation has raised over $2 million funding 63 Teen Lounges, special rooms in hospitals where young teen patients can hang out, watch movies, listen to music, play video games, and/or use computers. ARVF has also distributed over 14,000 “Teen Kits & Bandana Pillows” to hospitalized teens, and hosted Proms in children’s hospitals. For more information about ARVF and to find out how you can help hospitalized teens, visit www.victoriousfoundation.org
About Cook Children's
Cook Children’s not-for-profit organization is comprised of eight companies, including the Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health Company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation. With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access Cook’s top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child. Find out more on the organization’s website.