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Tripler Displays Art of Dealing with Cancer

Ricky Lumang next to a portrait painted by his daughter, Rizelle Ricky Lumang next to a portrait painted by his daughter, Rizelle
Ricky Lumang paints with daughter Rizelle, while wife Marilyn looks over his shoulder Ricky Lumang paints with daughter Rizelle, while wife Marilyn looks over his shoulder

HONOLULU (KHNL) --  Tripler Army Medical Center held its second annual Oncology on Canvas, an art exibit that encourages those touched by cancer to relate their emotions through art.

Nine-year-old Rizelle Lumang's portrait of her father's struggle with bone-marrow cancer was part of the exhibit. 

"It's amazing how my daughter expresses herself through painting, rather than telling me how she feels about my leukemia," said Ricky Lumang.  "Coming here to paint is a way of my family letting their emotions out that have been trapped inside."

Pat Nishimoto, adult oncology clinical nurse specialist at Tripler, says this event is a step in her patients' therapy.

"It becomes a powerful healing experience because people can reflect on what it is like to go through this journey," Nishimoto said.

Nishimoto said she intends to display the artwork from this year's exhibit in her clinic to inspire and support other cancer patients.

Photos courtesy of Jerry Quimby

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