Nick’s Round Table Teens Connect with Cancer Patients Through Arts and Crafts

Over the April school break, numerous teens visited patients at The Melodies Center and brightened their day by spending time with them doing arts and crafts. The patients ranging from ages 2-14 arrived in the morning to have their blood levels checked and receive their chemotherapy treatments for that day. This process can take hours. So to help the time pass by, crafts were brought out, sleeves were rolled up and painting began. The kids especially enjoyed painting wooden birdhouses that some will give to their moms for Mother’s Day. Making animals out of clay, drawing pictures and coloring brought smiles to everyone’s faces. Not only is it taxing on the children, but it’s also hard on their siblings who need to come with them and on their parents. A couple siblings were very comfortable talking with the young adults and were excited to bring their projects home. One mom was even able to get a few moments of sleep while her daughter seamlessly received her chemo while telling everyone about her drawing.

During the summer, young adults will visit the clinic once a week for arts and crafts and parents will be welcome to join other parents in a relaxed supportive setting. If anyone would like to be involved in the Arts and Crafts Program through Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation, please contact Janine Cammarata at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.