We raised 5000 dollars in just over two months for the re-opening of a Kids’ Room at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse… The people I’ve been able to surround myself with through this project have been amazing. Mounica, Andrew, Amey, Mia, Katherine, Jeri, Tanja, Dani and everyone at SHOOP. Everyone is proud to call this project their own and I’m blessed and so fortunate to have worked with each and everyone involved. Without them and their dedication none of this could have happened. I want to especially thank Dani Castillo for being the amazing artist and human being that she is… I let her know that she should be proud of her work, that she should take ownership of what she’s done to propel the fundraiser forward. But she always thanks us for organizing the project and for calling her in and downplays, with the sincerest modesty, her role in moving this forward. I’ve seen husbands, wives, sons, and daughters of patients in Hospice moved by Dani’s work (An incredible mural sketch that will be the centerpiece of the new Kids’ Room). I hope everyone on the team aspires to be as sincerely modest and passionate as she is.
There’s a refreshing genuineness in every aspect of this project, one that allows me to escape the pressures of being a college student.
Since the start of this blog, I vowed to myself that I would do everything I could to do something with art. I think I achieved my goal and then some. Here’s to raising 3000 more dollars. I absolutely know that we can do it.