June 11, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – When Dr. Deborah Redd, Fishers resident, was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2010, her children Deybrian and Phil Redd, both students at Sand Creek Intermediate School in Fishers, wanted to not only provide messages of hope for their mother, but also for other cancer patients. Two years ago, Deybrian and Phil worked with their teachers to gather classmates to create messages of hope, and wishes for better days, to lift the spirits of current cancer patients. Deybrian's previous fifth grade teacher, Annette Probst, has continued this project with her classes every year since.
"It's important for the children to learn different ways of giving back to the community," said Probst. "This started out as a way to help one of my students work through a difficult situation and turned into a project that will continue to touch lives for years to come."
On Tuesday, June 11, students who crafted uplifting messages for cancer patients will donate their masterpieces to the St.Vincent Breast Center. Artwork will be hung on the office walls to encourage and inspire cancer patients throughout their journeys. As patients "graduate" from their treatments, they are able to take a piece of artwork home.
St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services
Driven by the faith of four Daughters of Charity who arrived in Indianapolis in 1881 with $34.77 in their pockets, the St.Vincent Hospital mission is to treat the poor and sick by following our Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication. Our healthcare ministry has grown to include seven Centers of Excellence: Women's, Children's, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Cancer Care and Bariatrics. The ageless mission of St.Vincent remains unchanged: to minister to the minds, bodies and spirits of those in need.
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