When Liz, my right-hand-woman, came to work for us 6 years ago in March, Jessica had just gone to Children’s Hospital for what would become her last time. Liz only heard the stories about Jessica and saw a few photos that Guadalupe kept at her work station. Liz is a wonderful artist and unbeknownst to any of us she began a painting of Jessica.
When Jessica passed away in July Liz presented Guadalupe with the beautiful painting…
Jessica surrounded by storm clouds yet sun and light and 65 tiny roses positioned throughout the painting. What was really amazing was that Liz painted tiny roses streaming from a locket that was swooped to Jessica’s left side. We all asked Liz, “How did you know?” since Liz had never seen Jessica in person nor was this in any of the photos. Jessica had a “port” to receive her treatments in her upper chest on the left side. She would always have to find a way to conceal it.
Liz had painted it without knowing anything about the significance of the positioning.