Pictures of Hope


Last year, the students in Annette Probst's class at Sand Creek Intermediate School arrived at the St.Vincent Breast Center to deliver homemade pictures bearing messages of hope.

The initiative was inspired by fifth-grader Deybrian Redd, whose mother, Dr. Deborah Redd, had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Redd was receiving treatment from St.Vincent oncologist Dr. Ruemu Birhiray, and her daughter and her classmates wanted to decorate his examination rooms with handmade pictures that inspired and empowered patients.

The initiative was such a success that Mrs. Probst's class returned again this year to deliver a fresh batch of pictures — and this time, one was given as a gift to a very special patient.