Expression is Healing
A temporary construction wall inside LDS Hospital has become a place for oncology patients to vent with colorful words and drawings, providing an open forum for the emotions often hidden from those who’ve never heard the words, “You have cancer.”
— A Rainbow of Feelings on the wall, Deseret News
“Now that I’m bald, I can really see my face and my eyes, and they’re beautiful, and I see my heart in them,” wrote cancer patient Brandi Chase.
Caregivers in the cancer unit say it’s been a great form of therapy.
“It can be hard to get our patients up and moving. Sometimes they’re cooped up their rooms for two or three months at a time,” says nurse Tony Hall. “This gets them out and they can see what other people are going through. It helps their mood and makes them feel like they’re not alone.”
—Cancer Patients Turn Wall Into A Healing Canvas, Intermountain Healthcare News