CHKD McGinness, Patient’s Mother
As a mother of three boys, I have had several trips to CHKD in the last 14 years. The art installations have a tremendous impact on my children, particularly the recent Ryan McGinness one in the Virginia Beach Landstown facility. What begins as a very anxious situation for parents and children, quickly becomes less so when you enter a building with a mural as colorful and joyous as the one by Ryan. The art at CHKD, has become the perfect solution for distracting the children and alleviating their stress. The sense of fear, sadness, and nervousness quickly dissipate when we are surrounded by the vibrancy and life of that enormous work of art. It is truly a gift for the patients, the parents, and our entire community.