Bodies of Truth: An Artist's Creative Exploration through Cancer by Lacie Wallace will be the featured exhibit at the Health Sciences campus during the WVU Campus Wide Art Crawl on Feb. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Through her art, Wallace shares self-portraits and other artwork she has painted throughout her experience in and out of hospitals as a patient with cancer. Her bright and intimate portraits are coupled with narratives written by her as well as those around her who have been moved by her courage and stamina including members of her healthcare team and others. Wallace’s artwork is housed in the Health Sciences Library. Follow the Facebook event page for more details about the WVU Campus Art Crawl.
Several members of the WVU women’s basketball team made a surprise visit to the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this past week. It was an opportunity for them to talk with patients in the infusion center and present each with a silk rose. “We wanted to show our appreciation of what they are going through, and let them know that they aren’t alone,” said Lucky Rudd, a recent recruit to the Mountaineer team. “I hope our visit will brighten their day, if only temporarily,” said Chania Ray, #12 and a guard for the Mountaineers. Patients said it was very nice of the players to take time out to visit with them. Several patients, like Donald Bower, had their pictures taken with them. “I appreciate the rose, and plan to give it to my wife to enjoy as well,” Bower said.