Kosair's art therapy program gets donation

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Posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Kosair Childern's Hospital received a donation for supplies in cancer treatment.

Garry and Donna Burry donated art supplies for cancer patients at Kosair to help with its art therapy program.

The Sharpies and drawing pads will be used in the art therapy program, as well as a special way of doodling called the zen-tangle method.

Therapists use it to help guide kids to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It helps calm the kids down and keep their minds off the stress of fighting childhood cancer.

 

 A BIG DONATION THIS MORNING FOR PATIENTS AT KOSAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.
 "GARRY AND DONNA BURRY" DONATED ART SUPPLIES FOR CANCER PATIENTS AT KOSAIR.
  THE SHARPIES AND DRAWING PADS BE USED FOR ART THERAPY-- AND A SPECIAL WAY OF DOODLING CALLED THE "ZEN-TANGLE" METHOD.
   THERAPISTS USE IT TO HELP GUIDE KIDS TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES FROM REPETITIVE PATTERNS.
    IT HELPS CALM THE KIDS DOWN-- AND KEEP THEIR MIND OFF THE STRESS OF FIGHTING CHILDHOOD CANCER...
   ... AND THE CHILDREN LOVE IT!
emily johnson/art therapist, kosair children's hospital
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also its important that they're able to have a full experience here. they're able to express how they're feeling, they're able to have normal experiences that they may be missing since they're having to be here in the hospital
  "ZEN-TANGLE" DOODLING HAS ALSO BEEN SHOWN TO HELP IMPROVE MEMORY.
 

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