It was my good fortune and honor to be able to attend the opening of her show in Hopewell NJ on Nov 30, 2007.
To say that I was impressed when I saw her work, is an understatement. I was in awe of her creativity, the detail in her work, and the crowd that came out to support her. I was overwhelmed when she made the offer to donate 10% of the proceeds from this show to our organization so that we could continue to help other patients.
We came to know Ursula after the first Pay Their way event at HRCC. She was the first patient to reach out and thank us for the assistance. She reached out to us via email, told us her story and has been in contact ever since. It was a wonderful surprise when I got to meet her in person on Nov 19th, when delivering the funds for Pay their Way. She was standing behind me, and because we had only communicated via email, I did not know it. When the receptionist told me that she was behind me, I was thrilled. I introduced myself, we hugged and I was convinced that God does work in mysterious ways, He put us in the same place at the same time, again.
When I think about all that Ursula has had to endure over the past year, and then see all that she has been able to accomplish with her art, it is truly amazing.
Her attitude, her love for life, her ability to create works of art inspired by her journey prove that she is a true artist.
Thank you Ursula for being my source inspiration !
Ursula gave me a necklace this evening - a cracked pot necklace - the following story was attached to it - I found an altered version online and felt the need to share it with all of you.
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If you know a patient who has a special craft or talent please contact us.
We continue to look for ways to help the patients who have crossed our path since we began our journey, it has become very obvious that many of the patients are self employed, many have their own craft shops, businesses and were actively involved in their communities.
We would like to help these patients by offering links from our site to theirs, to help promote their endeavors.
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