Tue., May 28, 2013 11:52am (EDT)

Cancer Patients Endure Chemo With Art
By Liz Fabian
Updated: 1 year ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Eve Wilson of Cochran puts highlights on a hydrangea blossom painting she was creating while she waited for her sister to receive a chemotherapy treatment at The Medical Center of Central Georgia's infusion center Tuesday morning. (Photo: Woody Marshall for The Telegraph)
Eve Wilson of Cochran puts highlights on a hydrangea blossom painting she was creating while she waited for her sister to receive a chemotherapy treatment at The Medical Center of Central Georgia's infusion center Tuesday morning. (Photo: Woody Marshall for The Telegraph)
Vincent Van Gogh once said the only time he felt truly alive was when he was painting.

Cancer patients at the W.T. Anderson Infusion Center are discovering that for themselves.

Chemotherapy often zaps the life out of those who sit for hours as medicine drips slowly into their veins. But those battling the deadly disease are awakening their creative sides during treatment.

Rosetta Jones, of Dublin, recently painted rose-colored flowers at The Medical Center of Central Georgia during her treatment for stomach cancer.

“I told them this is the Benadryl special, I said, because I don’t know what I’m doing,” she said looking at the painting. “But it came out nice, right?”

Her sister Eve Wilson painted hydrangeas on a bamboo bowl while she waited to drive Jones home Tuesday.

Wilson hadn’t picked up a paintbrush since she was in the third or fourth grade.

Volunteer Mary Parks has taught her several techniques through the artist in residence program funded by a grant from the Livestrong Foundation...

Continue reading this article from The Telegraph at Macon.com

For information and entry forms for the Celebration of Life exhibit, visit CancerLifeCenter.org