Meet the Artists

All of our artists have been impacted by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in some capacity, either as a patient, a sibling or a friend of a patient.

Meet these amazing children by reading their stories below, and if you know them, thank them for giving of their time and talent to support children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Because a healthy child is the best gift of all.

Learn about becoming an artist.


     

Children on Earth & Rainbow Thank You, designed by Ava 

Ava, at the age of 3, came to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Emergency Room for a head trauma after she fell while playing with her sister. Thanks to the excellent care she received, Ava is now a happy, healthy, and active nine year old who still enjoys playing with her sister! Recognizing the hospital’s commitment to provide the highest level of care for injured pediatric patients, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma has verified Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as a Level I pediatric trauma center.

 Children Holding Hands around Paper Doll, designed by Caroline

Caroline, age 10, was born with a birth defect that caused benign tumors to grow inside her ear. After four surgeries at Children's Hospital, she has a new ear canal where no more tumors can grow.

Paper Doll Thank You SO Much!, designed by Chandler

When Chandler was 16, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and admitted to Children's Hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis. The positive environment and supportive doctors at Children’s Hospital made a big impact on her outlook. She is graduating from a Nashville area university with a degree in graphic design and plans to use art to educate others on type 1 diabetes.

Fingerprint Flowers, designed by brothers Daniel and Dalton

Dalton, at 2 days old, was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect. He had his first heart surgery at 3 days old. Dalton had 2 open-heart valve replacement surgeries in June 2016. He will continue to have value replacement surgeries throughout his life. Dalton was also diagnosed at 18 months old with a rare genetic disorder, separate from his heart condition, called Ectodermal Dysplasia. The biggest called with that condition is he doesn’t have any hair on his body, including no eyelashes or nose hairs that serve as a filter mechanism.

Daniel, at 4 years old, became a sibling of a chronically ill patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Even in 2004, Children’s Hospital was providing family centered care. The amazing medial team included Daniel from the moment he first saw his brother helpless and hooked up to all the machines. Daniel has since became a patient with the neurology department for migraine and a cyst inside his spinal cord is also receiving treatment in cardiology.

  Happy Hanukkah, designed by Iris

Iris, age 14, has two siblings who were diagnosed with craniosynostosis as infants. Through their hospitalizations at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the medical team stayed with Iris through the scary moments. Iris dreams of being an art therapist.

Snow Day, designed by Emma

Emma, age 11, injured her knee and was treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The compassionate doctors and nurses made Emma feel comfortable getting her first X-ray and learning to walk with crutches. 

Snow Much Fun, designed by Mary Duncan

When Mary Duncan was 5, she injured her ankle and was treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She now loves volunteering at events to raise funds and awareness.

Happy Holidays, designed by Rachel

As a child, Rachel was treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Now a high school senior, she wants to make the world a better place and will study equality and service in college.

Santa, designed by Lyon

Lyon’s sister was treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Lyon wants to be an engineer when he grows up and enjoys golf, soccer, piano, reading and Boy Scouts.

Colorful Snowman, designed by Landon

Landon, born eight weeks early, underwent multiple surgeries. He now lives a healthy and active life thanks to the quality care he received at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Winter Night & Snowflake, designed by Chase

Chase, age 9, receives care from several specialists at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He shares his talent through artistic projects that spread awareness and raise funds to benefit other patients with complex care needs.

Snowflake Snowmen, designed by brothers Tyler, Adam and Garrett

Tyler, Adam and Garrett are brothers who volunteer and receive care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. They enjoy helping raise funds and awareness for children with complex care needs.