Norton Framing & Gallery, located in Padanaram Village, South Dartmouth, MA, www.norton-gallery.com , is hosting a “Smiles for Spaulding” syringe art fundraiser to support the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Program of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital located in Boston, MA starting 12/4/19.
Norton Framing & Gallery teamed up with the staff on the Pediatric floor of Spaulding to organize a “syringe art” event in early November 2019 where the current inpatient adolescents made beautiful abstract artwork. This event put a special smile on the patients' faces as they are able to see medical syringes used to produce something beautiful while also making special lasting memories as opposed to being used for their typical use of delivering medication. These 12 pieces of artwork are now professionally custom framed by Norton and are being auctioned off starting 12/4/19. Please visit www.norton-gallery.com to view the framed artwork, learn about the artists and place a bid.
For those who would like an alternate way to support this cause we invite you to donate here on this Go Fund Me page.
This fundraiser is being hosted by Philip and Braiden Norton. They have been fortunate to have Braiden’s life greatly impacted by the amazing staff and services at Spaulding following Braiden’s third brain surgery in 2016 for a brainstem tumor that was found when he was just one year old. Spaulding helped Braiden regain basic functioning such as walking, talking and swallowing in a positive and enriching setting over a several week inpatient stay. They decided to do this fundraiser as they have always enjoyed the beauty and memory of making a piece of syringe art during Braiden’s time at Spaulding which is also custom framed and hanging on the wall in Braiden’s bedroom. To this day, when Braiden is asked about his memories of Spaulding, a giant smile emerges across his face.
With your help, we can continue to build on attempting to make sure every pediatric patient at Spaulding will enjoy heartfelt memories of their time at Spaulding.