Kelly Walsh art students share their works with cancer patients

The Angels Room at Rocky Mountain Oncology serves as a quiet escape for chemotherapy patients who may feel anxious or overwhelmed during treatment. Recently, thanks to the efforts of a cancer survivor and several Kelly Walsh High School art students, the retreat got a welcomed face lift. Betty Mason, a volunteer with the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation’s Angels Cancer Care Program, used the Angels Room during her own fight with cancer. She noticed that the furniture was dirty, worn out, and didn’t function well in the space. She raised money to buy hospital-grade furniture that will allow staff to more easily treat patients when they need a break from the Infusion Room. With new furniture in place and after a good cleaning, WMC knew it needed something spectacular for the walls. The hospital reached out to Isaac Kalinowski, a fine arts teacher at Kelly Walsh High School. Several of his students agreed to share their artwork with cancer patients in treatment by displaying it in the Angels Room. Featured artists include freshmen Kait Schubert, Noel Vigneri and Grace Ritchie; sophmores Savannah Allsop, Maddi Rust, Jena Spaulding, Abi Schoup, Bri Schiller and Jeremy Day; and juniors Vincent VanVugt, Nate Robinson, Megan Gardiner and Sam Mabey. A reception was held on Thursday evening. *h/t Wyoming Medical Center, an Oil City Community Partner* #oilcity #news