Wall of Life reception on East Mott honors and celebrates children
The Wall of Life Reception was held on Sunday, March 1 on 7 East Mott. This reception was to honor and celebrate the children who have photos displayed on the Wall of Life, or on the two monitors that reside on 7 East or in the Pediatric Infusion Clinic.
More than 100 people attended the reception. Remarks were made by Gretel Quitmeyer, 7 East nurse manager; Mike Hartwell, Office of Development and parent of a pediatric oncology patient; Megan O’Dell, Art 260 Lead; and Allison Novara, PFCC program assistant.
“The Wall of Life Reception was a celebration of our pediatric hematology/oncology warriors fighting cancer by finding normal in a challenging situation,” said Mary Breakey, 7 East parent host and Wall of Life coordinator.
The Wall of Life is an ongoing project and the collaborative effort between faculty, staff, the Pediatric Advisory Council and Patient and Family Centered Care. The artwork and photos were installed in the fall of 2012 and currently has 76 photos on the Wall.
“The reception gave families the opportunity to come back to the unit and see the photos that are either in memory of their child, or in honor of their child. This project has been well received by families and staff alike,” said Paula Crosby Flake 7 East parent host, event coordinator and committee member.