S: Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
FC: You have touched our lives...
1: ...and have made our world a better place.
3: October 16, 2010 Mike & Jan: In an ideal world, children would be born with a lifetime of health ahead of them. They would have opportunities to run and play, laugh and learn, and grow into adults that shape the world around them for the better. In an ideal world, people would embrace the power of hope within them and give it freely to those who need it. And in an ideal world, everyone would have your generosity of spirit and unshakable commitment to improving kids’ quality of life. You have been our champion and touched our lives in so many ways through the years. Thank you for your unending support in moving us one step closer to an ideal world. With love and appreciation, Lil & the Beckstrand Family
4: “The Magic Peacock” Name: Jazmin S. Age: 8 Diagnosis: Aplastic Anemia Media: Mixed Media Description: The mom has two babies. Their names are Lola and Sarah. They all live in a nest and they have a mom and a dad. The mom always goes out and hunts for food. And when she gets the food, she bring it back to her nest. And the dad goes and looks for a nest so he won't have to go out anymore and hunt for food. When she flies up in the air and she's flapping her feathers, magic sprinklets fall down on the ground. Her feathers are magical because they have sparkles on them. I painted this picture because I thought it would be the cutest picture that everyone wished for.
6: “M.I.A Love” Name: Stacey P. Age: 15 Diagnosis: Sickle Cell Disease Media: Glue, Magazines, and Tissue Paper Description: What made me think of this art is my favorite quote, which is, “Time heals all wounds, but still leaves scars.”
8: “The Magical Creatures” Name: Heidi R. Age: 8 Diagnosis: Rhabdomyosarcoma Media: Mixed Media Description: The creatures are walking on a magical island. When the little boy gets mad, his hair grows and it can move and get stuff. The woman has superpowers like stretching and bouncing. The man can transform into an electrical bubble. The man is a king and the woman is a queen. The magical stars are ribbons. They can make the creatures wishes come true.
10: “The Sea” Name: Brian D. Age: 10 Diagnosis: Medulloblastoma Media: Colored Pencils and Masking Tape Description: It was a hot, hot day. They're trying to start the boat and it doesn't start. The animals try to help. They push the boat with all their strength. It didn't work and everybody got sad. And then they tried the key to turn the boat on and GRRRRRRRit worked! And they were happy!
12: “Isaias” Name: Isaias P. Age: 3 Diagnosis: Evan’s Syndrome Media: Mixed Media Description: I drew a sad face because I had to get my finger poked.
14: “Spider Robot” Name: Jeremiah S. Age: 7 Diagnosis: Sickle Cell Disease Media: Watercolor and White Crayon Description: This is a spider robot. It has nine legs. It lives in a web. My robot can talk. This is a good robot.
16: “Love” Name: Cindy Q. Age: 14 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Media: Fabric and Paint Description: I like the fabrics and how I could spell things out and paint. Mixing the colors was fun. I am going to hang this in my room.
18: “Winner” Name: Bryant A. Age: 20 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Media: Crayons and Markers Description: I created this image because once the day is over, you're always a winner because you have defeated the disease. I like the picture because of the colors. The road represents life never ends.
20: “My Pet’s House” Name: Jazmin S. Age: 8 Diagnosis: Aplastic Anemia Media: Paint Description: I made this house for my family to show them I love them a lot and I miss them. I got a house that my pets can sleep in. One day I can make this house into a princess castle and my dreams will come true.
22: “Faith & Hope” Name: Brenda T. Age: 19 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Media: Oil Pastels and Soft Pastels Description: The flowers represent serenity and the colors represent joy. Each time I see the flowers it comes to my mind that there is still hope to overcome this disease. I have faith that I will be cured.
24: “Super Edgar” Name: Edgar L. Age: 7 Diagnosis: Optic Glioma Media: Markers and Oil Pastels Description: This is me and my house. I want to take care of my house. When I grow up, I’m going to build a house for my mom just like that.
26: “Mom” Name: Cindy Q. Age: 14 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Media: Paint Description: I titled this "Mom" because she brings me love, peace and joy.
28: “Michi’s Art” Name: Michelle G. Age: 13 Diagnosis: Dysgerminoma Media: Paint Description: My hands are exercising. And I named my hands Michelle and Jeniffer. I used my imagination.
30: “The Sky” Name: Rafael S. Age: 5 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Media: Paint Description: I painted the sky because it's bigger and the sky reach the buildings.
32: “Mom’s Love” Name: Leo G. Age: 10 Diagnosis: Hemolytic Anemia Media: Oil Pastels Description: I was swimming to a stranded island and my mother was there. She gave me a gift full of pearls. And then she said, "I love you." And I said, "I love you as well."
34: “Disney Magic” Name: Kayleigh S. Age: 13 Diagnosis: Synovial Sarcoma Media: Water-Soluble Pastels Description: I made it because I like the castle and the view of the fireworks with the castle in the background. It looks super good and very cool. Can you find the hidden Mickey?
36: “The Best Painting Ever In The Hospital” Name: Melissa G. Age: 7 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Media: Paint Description: A butterfly is flying to a ladybug. There was a star and two hearts and then the sun was in the sky. Two ladybugs met. And then the ladybug had purple hair. And then the new ladybug left and went home to the happy house.
38: “The Lost Baby Elephant” Name: Marisol R. Age: 14 Diagnosis: Synovial Sarcoma Media: #2 Pencil and Colored Pencils Description: I like drawing all types of animals. This is a picture of a baby elephant walking around doing exercise looking for his mother. He walked by some apple trees and stopped there to rest for a while. It was a sunny day. He continues to look for his mother. I love this picture.
40: “His Name Is Giraffe” Name: Sydnie T. Age: 3 Diagnosis: Wilms’ Tumor Media: Paint Description: Giraffe is eating apples. I made two apples. I made a yellow giraffe. I made legs. I made eyes. I made a long neck. I made an arm.
42: “The Whale That Never Finds Food” Name: David S. Age: 17 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Media: Markers Description: The whale is hungry and is trying to find some food but never finds it. He is mad because he is hungry.
44: “The Cat That Trys To Go To Outerspace” Name: Jason G. Age: 10 Diagnosis: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Media: Pieces of Colored Paper Description: The cat is running to a spaceship and tries to go to outer space. I made it because I like cats and rockets. So I combined them to make this picture.
46: “8 Beautiful Cakes” Name: Dominique S. Age: 16 Diagnosis: Sickle Cell Disease Media: Markers and Masking Tape Description: This is a random piece of art that made everyone around me laugh and it made me feel good to know that they liked it and it also distracted my pain.
48: “Aliens In My House” Name: Michelle G. Age: 13 Diagnosis: Dysgerminoma Media: Paint Description: They are attacking our house. They are BIG, HUGE, and MEAN! My mommy fights back and they go away.
50: “On The Beach” Name: Arturo V. Age: 12 Diagnosis: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Media: Paint Description: I am in the boat with my family. We are going to fish. I catch a fish and my Dad catches a fish. Then we go home and eat the fish.
52: “Diez Flores” Name: Marisol R. Age: 14 Diagnosis: Synovial Sarcoma Media: Paint Description: What I like about my painting is that I put a lot of colors. I love flowers. I don't have a favorite flower because I love all kinds of flowers. When you give people flowers, they make them smile or cry.
55: Once you choose hope, anything's possible. -Christopher Reeve