Art Therapy


Therese Verner created this painting when her daughter had breast cancer. Now its positive message of healing helps Therese again as she undergoes her own treatment for breast cancer.
June 2019 Vol 5 No 3
Therese Verner
Santa Clarita, California

I created this painting I call “Healing” when my daughter was undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. I was unable to sleep, thinking about the pain and suffering she was enduring, and had to create this painting. She has such a positive attitude, and always referred to chemo as her healing elixir. Now I am undergoing treatment for breast cancer, so the painting has a healing message for me as well.

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