Uplifting Montreal Cancer Patients Through Henna
Wednesday July 5, 2017
In summer of 2017, I started to help the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre by offering free henna services to patients going through chemotherapy. Cancer patients experience immense pain and I wanted to positively impact their stories by sharing my passion for henna.
With these sessions, I wanted them to see the beauty of henna as a symbol of hope and empowerment. Thus far, I had such a positive feedback from them where at times my art and energy has moved them to tears of joy.
The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) is a registered charity dedicated to offering compassionate care and support to anyone experiencing cancer – either having it themselves or supporting someone with cancer. Through their wellness programs, participants receive personal support, gain coping mechanisms, discover additional alternatives, and become better educated about their specific illness. WICWC helps them gain more control of their lives, find strength, reduce feelings of isolation, and continue to foster hope, regardless of the stage of their disease. The patients become empowered, active participants in the management of their health and well-being.