Golisano Children’s Hospital unveils new wall hanging
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital unveiled a colorful wall hanging, decorated with more than 100 handprints.
The quilt, which measures six by ten feet, hangs in the Tree House Chapel and has the names of patients and staff members in the hospital's pediatric wing.
The handprints were collected as part of a 2009 summer project developed by Upstate Hospital's Spiritual Care Center.
Syracuse area resident, and well known quilter, Sharon Souva, created the quilt. She says the project is about more than just fabric.
"Somebody was talking about that this is a place of healing, not of curing, and I think that, and when Amanda was talking about the joy of the kids doing the work, doing the artwork, I think that that piece really fits into what we're doing here, is trying to give children the opportunity of being free of their illness," Souva said.
Funding for the quilt was provided by the Upstate Foundation, Advocates for Upstate Medical University and the Weedsport Snowmobilers Club.