Caitlin Krumm For OCH Healing Arts Program
Caitlin Krumm: Signature artist Level 1 Oishei Children's Hospital
Time spent in a hospital can be frightening and intimidating for anyone, but as a child, the fear is only heightened.
I can still recall childhood memories from my brother Kyle's experience during his past time at Children's Hospital. His stay in the hospital felt excruciatingly extensive, although neither of us can remember how long he actually spent there. The Hospital itself felt unwelcoming; nothing about it was comforting. The atmosphere enhance the difficulties that came along with seeing the guy i looked up to in so much pain while sitting in the hospital bed.
Hospital stays like Kyle's are what helped me create the version of the Oishei Healing Arts Initiative: to provide pediatric patients and families a physical, mental, and emotional healing experience through integrated cultural collaboration and programming at Oishei Children's Hospital.
As an artist, this vision, inspired me. As the "Initiative" grows the thought that my "Trendy Buffalo" art could impact a child and their family during a difficult time in their lives is priceless to me.