Yesterday I found out that my patient had died. I had been working with him at the hospital since this summer and we had developed a very special relationship… He was an incredible 9 year old, who filled the room with energy, laughter, and new perspectives. I still cannot believe he is gone. It happened so suddenly and it still doesn’t seem real. In his little time on earth he influenced so many people and truly transformed those he came into contact with. I know that he has taught me an incredible amount – about how to be a better art therapist, and a better human being. He will be terribly missed. But I know he is in a better place, free of pain and full of beauty.
I wanted to share a few pieces of his artwork. He was a prolific artist! He spread beauty through his presence, as well as his art. Please enjoy!