ProjectFocus Hawai’i presents...
In Collaboration with Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
A photograph. It takes on a multitude of meanings. It conveys the emotions of a single moment in time. It strikes like a bullet at the heart of the subject. Its visual impact often tells a story far greater than the spoken or written word.
Nothing is more overwhelming than having a loved one who is seriously ill and in need of hospitalization. Neither age nor gender is spared when it comes to health challenges. The people featured in the “Wall of Hope” exhibit represent women, men, and children of all ages – ranging from age one to 90.
They are also the faces of courageous people who have endured medical challenges yet are today healthy and thriving.
“As a former patient myself, I understand the multitude of emotions that patients and their families experience when they are in the midst of a healthy crisis. Every day, we care for children and adult patients who are facing a life-threatening illness or undergoing complex care. Yet, on a daily basis we also have moments of joy. Joy when a child finishes his last chemotherapy treatment or when a woman successfully battles cancer. These are the stories that we wish to share with our patients, families and community.”
--Martha Smith, COO Kapi'olani Medical Center
Our 2013 participants were photographed on the beautiful grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Artʻs Spaulding House in Makiki.