Lisa Barrios, owner of Monrovia’s Paint n Play Art Studio and Gallery has been doing this program for several years now. Holdn’ Hands, Helpin’ Hearts is simply getting the hand print of a child or other loved one with cancer in clay and producing a legacy keepsake for the family. It started with a special request several years ago from a little boy at the City of Hope with terminal cancer. Lisa did it, no charge to the family so they would have one last keepsake from their little boy before he passed.
Lisa does this out of the goodness of her heart. She has done imprints of little ones in morturaries for families who lost a child and she couldn’t get to them fast enough as she wants them to have that one last keepsake of their little hand. She’s always done it free of charge. She’s done it countless times.
KNBC’s Angie Crouch heard of the program and interviewed Lisa and some of the families she has helped. The segment will air Sunday night on KNBC channel 4 on the “Life Connected” show that airs Sunday 3/8 at 11PM. IT will repeat Monday 3/9 at Noon during the afternoon news. The story promises to be heart wrenching and enlightening.
If you would like to donate to the program you may do so through the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts that has long been a supporter of the program. Make your check payable to the Monrovia Assocation of Fine Arts and send it to us at 418 S Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia CA 91016
As a disclaimer, I’m a board member of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts, and I can assure you the money’s donated go directly to keeping this program going.