Purvi Shah
Purvi Shah founded Kids & Art in 2008 after her son, Amaey, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After battling cancer for six of his nine years, Amaey passed away in September, 2011, and Purvi spent some time figuring out life and grieving her loss.
Her older son, Arjun, inspired her to re-launch Kids & Art in 2013. Thanks to his insistence, since then, Kids & Art is now a full-time endeavor that continues to thrive. Kids & Art offers free monthly art workshops, and is developing new programs to serve families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. At LPCH, artists visit the Oncology waiting room. Another pilot program serves Family House Inc, in San Francisco. Kids & Art plans to expand to partner with other facilities and seeks out creative partnerships in the community.
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Healing Through Art

Healing Through Art

When my son, Amaey, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of three, I was working full-time. My husband had the insurance from his company so we made a decision that I would quit and become a fulltime caregiver. I’m really glad we made that...

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