Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shohini Ghosh's Angel Sculptures

Shohini Ghosh, Artist, is working on resin angel figurines for DonnaBellas Angels. She has designed a boy angel and girl angel. The theme is the gift of friendship and support. The below images are prototype sculptures. The final angel figurines will be in white acrylic.

Shohini’s thoughts and inspirations about her angel sculptures:

My mother is a breast cancer survivor who received extensive radiation and chemotherapy. What stuck me while caring for her was the physical pain of the medication. The treatment coursed through your body like molten lava flowing through your veins. This burning from the inside out is a feeling unique to cancer patient and beyond true description.

Cancer patients, as well as, other patients facing chronic or terminal diseases are subject to immense physical and mental challenges. They have a need to constantly hold on to hope, courage, peace, and love that will give them positive reinforcement and courage to face the journey. It is helpful to have an object that is a representation of these ideas because it is tangible and tactile. These angel sculptures allow a patient to share their pain and give keep faith for managing their illness.

These angels were created with the idea that it can be held by hands of all sizes during the treatment process. The angels will be smooth, with no sharp edges, light weight, palm size and white color.

Customizing by the patient and family:

The final sculptures will be white resin. Each angel can be painted or embellished by the patient and their family if they choose with words of hope, signatures of loved ones, pictures, etc. This will make the angel personalized and will remind a patient of their loved ones and the bond they share together.

After treatment is over, the angel sculpture will be a reminder of of the courage through the journey. The angel is a testament to the patient’s faith in themselves, loved ones, and God.

"Art to provide Hope in Living.
Art to provide Memory in Passing."


Due to the cost associated with creating the sculptures, we will be asking for payments for the sculpture to help offset costs. If you wish to donate to this initiative of healing with art then please contact us at

Your donation help us provide the angel sculptures at no cost to cancer centers or wellness center clinics. We will also have information about online ordering, so please check back!

Donation to East Valley Hematology and Oncology Medical Group

Dr. Raul Mena of East Valley Hematology & Oncology, affliated with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, will be receiving "My Life, My Choice Green Cancer Angel". Dr. Mena's clinic will be moving into the new Disney Family Cancer Center in Spring 2010.

Photos show Dr. Raul Mena, Veronica Hudson (Clinical Research Coordinator), Laurel Latto (Artist.)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DonnaBellas Angels Art on E-cards available at NOEP website

The Texas Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP) is using DonnaBellas Art on its website. You can send electronic cards with the angel art.

This is the link to the e-cards

More information about NOEP (

Cancer education for nurses in all fields of practice

In Texas alone, it is estimated that 98,200 people will be diagnosed yearly with cancer (American Cancer Society, 2009).

The educated nurse has an opportunity to reduce the impact of cancer throughout the continuum of care, promoting screening, delivering quality care at the bedside, through professional organizations, and as advocates with friends and family members.

DonnaBellas Angels art on Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center (TXCCC) T-shirt fundraiser

Pediatric nurses at Texas Children's Cancer Center (TXCCC) used DonnaBellas Angels art for a t-shirt fundraiser. The front of the shirt had TXCCC logo with the DonnaBellas Angels logo on the sleeve.

Learn more about TXCCC at

The back of the t-shirt featured "Colorful Cancer Angel". DonnaBellas Angels allows third party non-profit groups to use our art with no fees for fundraising. (Donations are appreciated if the fundraising is succesful so as help us continue with our mission too!)
We request that the group's purpose be in support of patients & their caregivers, that the group sign a limited use agreement, & that we review the image prior to printing. If you are interested for your group, please email

See Colorful Cancer Angel on our website at

Prayers for Haiti

Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti. If you are interested in a relief organization that supports Haiti please consider Friends of the Orphans / Neustros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH). (NPH is Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters".) NPH cares for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization is known as "Nos Petit Frères et Sœurs" (NPFS) in Haiti.

After this Haiti earthquake, there will be many more orphans needing care. You may use the below donation link to help support NPFS 2010 Haiti Earthquake to support their relief efforts.

Only a few hundred miles south of Florida, USA, is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the island nation of Haiti. Here, a fifth of all children die before they reach the age of five and the life expectancy rate is only 48 years old. Father William Wasson founded Nos Petit Frères et Sœurs (NPFS), Our Little Brothers and Sisters, in 1988.

In December 2006, a state-of-the-art pediatric hospital in Tabarre, named St. Damien Chateaublond, was inaugurated. The hospital’s main focus is on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malnutrition and cancer. This facility provides in-patient care with 120 beds and out-patient care for up to 100 children daily. There is also a dental clinic, laboratory, and public health clinic on premises. Adjacent to the hospital is Kay St. Germaine, a 2,300 sq. ft., rehabilitation and physiotherapy center. These programs reach over 30,000 people annually.

In 2008, DonnaBellas Angels donated "Carribean Beach Angel" for their Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital in Tabarre, Haiti. (The picture shows the painting hanging as a banner at the hospital before they framed it. The words are Creole for "Joy" (Jwa) and "Peace" (Lepe).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Shohini Ghosh creates Angel sculptures for DonnaBellas Angels

Shohini Ghosh, Artist, is partnering with DonnaBellas Angels to create boy and girl angel sculptures. She is busy working on a prototype and we are so excited to have her help! Check back and we will be posting photos later.

See more of Shohini's work on her website at

DonnaBellas Angels Partners with Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Care Center

DonnaBellas Angels donated art prints to Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Care Center. The nurses wanted to create a break room area that staff, as well as, potentially patients and their families could go to as an emotionally supportive area. The hope is to give staff a space to go to especially after losing a pediatric patient to cancer.

DonnaBellas Angels has also permitted the TXCCC to use "Colorful Cancer Angel" on a t-shirt that the nurses will sell as a fundraiser.

Texas Children's Cancer Center, world renowned for its work in pediatric cancer and hematology disorders, offers innovative therapies for all forms of childhood cancer and blood disorders. The Cancer Center is working to improve the outcome for all patients afflicted with these diseases.

DonnaBellas Angels Art at Agape Church

DonnaBellas Angels art is on display at Agape International 12/8/09 - 2/15/10.

See the album of photos on our Facebook Page

Our show is coordinated through the Ministry of Art & Beauty. The Ministry of Art and Beauty is a celebration of the soul’s aesthetic qualities expressed through art, which has a potent transformational impact upon one’s spirit. This ministry exists to fills the walls of Agape with beauty, and to inspire in all who see it with an appreciation of what cannot be said in words but is powerfully expressed through artistic expression.

Learn more about Agape International Live at

DonnaBellas Angels Partners with NOEP

DonnaBellas Angels art is going to be used for e-cards through the Texas Nurse Oncology Education program. More information will be posted later once available!

Nurse Oncology Education Program
Nurse Oncology Education Program offers a variety of methods for nurses to earn continuing education credit. The Texas Nurses Association/Foundation Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.