Before now I’ve heard and read about cancer and it’s patient, about their struggles and how they try to survive and fight the big fight but the first time I almost wept watching a movie was when I saw “My Sister’s Keeper” it was touching and emotional and the soundtrack by Edwina Hayes – “Feels Like Home” even made it more emotional, how Sofia Vassilieva as Kate Fitzgerald try to survive and to live a normal life, to fall in love and experience sex and dating, it was a real struggle for her, so when I got the invite for Colours of Hope it was a reminder of how beautiful these people are and how beautiful they think and how they really want to contribute to better humanity.
Phinny’s Talent Studio in partnership with Children Living with Cancer Foundation Art Exhibition, it’s their second edition of the yearly celebration and also educating the public, creating awareness about the reality of children living with cancer, in these edition titled “Colours of Hope” which is to exhibit the different art works created by these children, some still alive and some passed on already.
At the exhibition Chidera a survivor and the face of the foundation was in attendance to educate people and talk firsthand about her experience and her struggles too, also the founder of the foundation Dr Nwobbi talking the medical aspect of cancer, the signs and what to do, how to seek for medical help early, also talking about how the society can contribute and support the children, by coming to visit them in the hospital and showing love to them, helping them to experience life and be the better version of themselves while they are still alive.
For Phinny her passion is art, making children appreciate and discover the artistic spirit in them, her way of supporting these kids, to make them live a beautiful and fun filled life while they are still here is how she help them create the art that is been exhibited at this second edition.
Colours of Hope which is endorsed by Lagos State Ministry of Information, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youths and Social Development, held at Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria. All of this month September will be used to celebrate children living with cancer.