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Breast cancer patients express their struggles through art classesUPDATED 8:16 PM HST Oct 17, 2013Video Transcript
share their medical struggles. But, patients at the queen's medical center have found a way to communicate through art classes. A Susan G Komen grant provides breast cancer patients with an artist in residence program just for themselves. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa reports. 847 YOU GUYS HAVE NEW CHALLENGES EVERY WEEK--YEAH BUT THIS IS A PLEASANT CHALLENGE 855 Lynn Murray signed up immediately when she heard of the artist in residence program...It's a diversion from the medical treatments she has to go through as a breast cancer patient. Lynn Murray - patient. 1022 I HAVE TO TAKE CHEMO NOW EVERY THREE WEEKS A FOUR HOUR INJECTION EVERY THREE WEEKS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE 1033 A cancer survivor herself...their art teacher, Jocelyn Cheng, has a deep connection with the patients. Jocelyn cheng. Artist in residence for queens. 325 I THINK ART HELPS THE SOUL RECOVER AND HEAL THERE'S A JOY THEY FIND IN MAKING ART WHICH IS THE FUN PART 331 It's fun... there's no pressure to share stories..the women say nothings forced. Instead it's a time they can lean over and talk about medical treatments, how they feel, or their painting...whatev er they want. Lynn Murray - patient. 1335 IM AN ONLY CHILD I DON'T HAVE BROTHERS OR SISTERS AND NO ONE CLOSE TO ME HAS GONE THROUGH BREAST CANCER SO THIS IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO IM FROM CALIFORNIA SO I DON'T HAVE AN OHANA HERE THIS I MY OHANA 52 Nolyn Blanchette 1533 ONE OF THE REAL REASONS I THINK IT'S SO WONDERFUL THAT WE HAVE SUSAN G KOMEN AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BECAUSE THEY GIVE US SUPPORT IN THESE KINDS OF SUPPORTS 1543 Nolyn Blanchette discovered how creative she can be. The class she says revives her spirit. Nolyn Blanchette 1833 IT GIVES PEOPLE HOPE BECAUSE NO MATTER WHATS GOING ON IN MY LIFE LOOK I CAN CREATE THIS BEAUTY AND IF YOU CAN CREATE BEAUTY IN YOUR LIFE YOU CAN APPLY IT TO MANY THINGS 1843 Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News.