By Shanice Figeroux

September 22nd, 2023

Growing up as a child from age 13 with kidney failure and on dialysis, I’ve made so many friends in the pediatric hospital that I won a grant for my art therapy group for children with chronic diseases. A lot of my friends didn’t survive as I am now 36 years old and still fighting on dialysis I fight for them I won’t give up After my godmother passed away from lung cancer and my dad from blood cancer I felt so alone that I depended on art to keep me company and to love me and I use art as a coping an healing tool I’ve also designed a coloring therapy book called color my abstract dreams for people in the hospital This image is two pages from my coloring therapy boo combined to create one image. I’d like to share hope and faith love for self power growth through my artworks