CINCINNATI (WLWT) A campaign honoring an Ohio high school student donates art supplies to kids at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital so they can help keep their minds on more positive things.
The campaign is called #InHonorOfEmily, WLWT reports.
Emily Lamb was just 14-years-old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Her mother tells WLWT that Emily died just two hours and 42 minutes before she would have turned 17.
A GoFundMe page says that when Emily was told she had two months to live, she was afraid of being forgotten, and told her mother, “I’ll never get to make my mark”. Her mom, Kim Lamb, asked her what making her mark looked like to her. Emily said that she wanted to give back and have good things done in her name.
Kim Lamb told WLWT that they came up with #InHonorOfEmily and Emily’s Arts.
Kim said that art was Emily’s escape, especially while she was going through chemo. “She turned to painting, sculpting, drawing, and writing to help keep from growing crazy! She lost friends, family, and any type of social life a typical 14 yr old should have” the GoFundMe says.
Her family began collecting art donations for teens at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They collect canvases, paint, pencils, and other art supplies. WLWT says that more donations are needed because of how frequently they are used.
If you would like to donate, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to donate to the GoFundMe.