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Together, we created 100 hand-painted silk scarves, drawing inspiration from the favourite flowers of five cancer warriors, and former resident’s of Sorrentino’s Compassion House. Sorrentino’s Compassion House is a haven for women traveling to Edmonton for cancer treatment. By providing a safe, and affordable place to stay during their 5-week treatments, each of these women leave with life-long friendships and an indestructible support system.
Each of these women showcased their unique stories, and shared with us their goals and dreams for the future. Please click below to read more about each participant.
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H E L G A
Helga was born in Koln, Germany and moved to Canada at the age of 6. She was a vibrant woman, with a huge heart. She raised three daughters with her husband, Jerry. At the age of 30, Helga was diagnosed with breast cancer. She passed away at the age of 34. This is the only scarf that was not inspired by a resident of Sorrentino’s Compassion House: Helga was the artist’s mother.
C O L L E E N
Colleen was born in Brantford, Ontario, and currently lives with her husband in Yellowknife, NWT. At the age of 49, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 uterine cancer. Colleen is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, who loves spending time with her seven nieces and nephews. In the future, Colleen can’t wait to spend more time with her husband, floating around the beautiful lakes of the Northwest Territories on their boat. This scarf was designed from Colleen’s favourite flower: the daisy.
T E R R Y
Terry was born in Calgary, AB and currently resides in Grande Prairie, AB. At the age of 63, Terry was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. With a “glass half-full” outlook on life, Terry is described by her loved ones as being open, accepting, and is seen as a great role model. She finds pleasure in the little things in life (like spending time with her cat, or enjoying a glass of wine), but also cherishes spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren!). This scarf was designed with inspiration from Terry’s favourite flower: the Bartzella Peony. This flower is so meaningful to her after she was gifted a root of it when her mother passed away. Every year, this flower re-blooms, and reminds Terry that her mother is always smiling with her.
N I C O L E
Nicole was born in Toronto, Ontario before moving to Fort McMurray, AB. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 ductal breast cancer at the age of 42. Her loved ones describe her as a loving, caring person, who’s not afraid to fight for what she believes in. Her biggest passions are her family, photography, and reading. This scarf was inspired by Nicole’s favourite flower: lilies.
E L I Z A B E T H
Elizabeth was born in Nairobi, before moving to Fort McMurray, AB. At the age of 48, Elizabeth was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a loving, caring, and resilient woman, Elizabeth is most dedicated to God; her family and kids; and to yoga. She describes herself as being happy, adventurous, easy-going, and funny. In the future, Elizabeth can’t wait to travel to Santorini, Greece. This scarf is designed with inspiration from Elizabeth’s favourite flower: pink and white roses.
A B O U T T H E A R T I S T
Hayley Wright was born in Toronto, Ontario, before moving to Edmonton, AB. She is a fine-art oil painter and figurative illustrator. She also designs and creates custom skateboard and longboard decks. Hayley lives with her three cats in a downtown apartment, that has been converted to a studio space for her art. In her spare time, Hayley loves going out for coffee, spending time with great friends, and taking day trips to the mountains. She also runs on online vintage dress shop, selling dresses from the 1920s through to the 1970’s. You can read more about Hayley’s work by clicking here, or by following her on Instagram @paperinkart.