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.
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Children on Earth & Rainbow Thank You, designed by Ava
Ava, at the age of 3, came to the Children’s Hospital 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.