I took the course. A few years later was attacked in a public restroom. The guy was much bigger than me. I knocked him out. I was not raped! I'm a huge advocate!
The Art of Elysium came into our lives 2 days after my 17 yr. old daughter Katie was diagnoised with AML leukemia. It was a dark time for all of us, no reason to smile or laugh. When Nura walked into our room with her guitar and starting singing to us, I felt a reason to smile. That was what we experienced for the remainder of Katie's 6 month hospital stay. Twice a week we knew we could count on these talent smiling faces to cheer us up, make us laugh or make us feel loved. So thankful for you all.
Art of Elysium volunteers have brought laughter and music to my child on chemo days. In addition to the vomit and other undesirable side effects of chemotherapy, days spent at the hospital are boring. Exceptionally boring. But the Art of Elysium days end with a smile - and happy memories. Leaving the hospital happy makes a huge difference in my son's chemotherapy experience.
We were also blessed by Art of Elysium volunteers at We Can Brain Tumor Family Camp. In addition to working with the brain tumor patients, the Art of Elysium volunteers embraced the siblings and their unique needs. Being a sibling of a child requiring so much attention would be difficult. The volunteers took the time to understand what that would be like and gave the siblings a chance to express themselves.
This is an organization that uplifts and recharges the spirit of those in need. Thanks!
The Art of Elysium is an amazing organization that helped me through some of the toughest years of my life. I have been in and out of the hospital frequently for my Cystic Fibrosis and the workshops provided by The Art of Elysium gave me something to take my mind off of what was going on and a creative outlet with which to express myself. I am blessed to be working with them now as an ambassador.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is forever grateful for the amazing support we have received from the Art of Elysium throughout the years. Our programs, which help individuals suffering from seizures, have ALL been successful thanks in great part to their creativity and willingness to help!
We are honored to be involved with such a wonderful organization and look forward to continuing a great partnership!