Lexington Medical Center has begun offering an art class for cancer patients called “Healing Icons,” taught by Heidi Darr-Hope of Columbia. The class helps patients cope with a cancer diagnosis and find some peace.
One of the students is Lisa Phillips, a breast cancer survivor who also works as a nurse at Lexington Oncology Associates at Lexington Medical Center. You may recognize her from her appearance in LMC’s 2011 Pink Glove Dance.
Below, she shares some words and images from her first class.
From Lisa Phillips, breast cancer survivor and LMC oncology nurse:
I am blessed to be able to take a class at Lexington Oncology, where I work, called Healing Icons! This is a class that uses art to allow you to work through your feeling related to your diagnosis, treatment & even your life after cancer. It is AMAZING! It is so calming & helps bring into focus feeling you are not even aware of! If any of you have ever heard my testimony, you know that Ebenezer Stones have a special place in my life & I was able to make one in class!
Another picture of my Ebenezer Stone
Heidi started this mandala & allowed me to add to it ~ I added the 3 sand dollars & the 4 small stones. The 3 sand dollars represent Hannah, Benjamin & Noah (I also love the number 3 because of the Trinity) and the 4 small stones for our Babies that are in Heaven! Isn’t this a beautiful sight?!
For more information on the class and how to sign up, call the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Services office at 803-791-2573.