About two weeks before Christmas, I stopped by Children’s Hospital’s main campus in Colorado to drop off an illustration I had made. I don’t have much money so I thought donating something that wouldn’t cost me much could bring joy and hopefully a few smiles to the children there.
As soon as I got there and entered the hospital, I noticed how beautiful and amazing it looked. It was so colorful and open. After asking the receptionist where to go, I walked on back to the donation office of the hospital. I only got about 5 steps away from the receptionists desk when I saw a little girl that hit me hard. She was walking through the middle of the hospital entrance. Walking on crutches, with her mom or someone there to assist her in case she falls. The girl had to have been about 12-14 years old, with a bald head, but still had a smile on her face.
Just that one site, made me think about it for hours, days, weeks, and even the last month. That one girl, who’s probably fighting a battle that I will never know how tough it is, made such an impact on me and we never even spoke. I don’t even know that girl’s name, but if my illustration can put a smile on even one child’s face that is fighting a battle like that, it will be worth every minute I spent on it.