Recently I had the honor of painting a special commission for my friend Xochitl. She wanted a commission piece as a gift for her niece Rebecca.
The story she told me, Rebecca's... is brave and beautiful. I knew right away that I wanted this abstract to unfold like my Through Infertility paintings. Every layer representing a piece of Rebecca's journey.
Rebecca was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a very young age. She spent 15 years of her young life in and out of hospitals, undergoing treatment and grappling with the realities of her diagnosis. As time went on it became clear to her doctors and her family that Rebecca's lungs were failing. Then in October 2017, after a much anticipated wait, Rebecca received the call she had been waiting for. Lungs. This brave girl underwent a double lung transplant, and manages to post the most amazingly positive posts on her facebook blog. You can help support Rebecca and read all about her journey at https://m.facebook.com/Rebecca.cfstrong/
This is her painting. An abstract representation of her story.
I love using words to connect with my fellow humans.