Art Is My Life
“Art is my life; writing is in my blood.”
– Faris D.
We believe every child should have access to art as a part of their plan of care. We witnessed the healing power of art in Faris’ cancer journey. These experiences, along with a growing body of scientific research, confirm that art can be transformative in the lives of children and families.
Art Is My Life is a program that provides children and young people affected by cancer, and their families, meaningful opportunities for creative expression during their hospital visits and longer-term stay.
In 2020, we look forward to introducing you to the very first Faris Foundation Art Fairy, who will be embedded at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, where we are piloting the program before bringing it to other children’s cancer centers. The Art Fairy is an art therapist who joins The Faris Foundation in imagining and executing an expansive vision for the arts in the lives of children and families affected by cancer. Our creative hub at Texas Children’s Cancer Center is on its way, too – this one-of-a-kind studio space is currently under construction.
We also facilitate opportunities for volunteers to come “share their sparkle” at our Art Parties at children’s cancer centers. Join us! Led by a professional artist, volunteers will work alongside children in the outpatient clinic on a fun creative project – no experience necessary! Sign up to volunteer here.