At their most basic “angels” to some are symbols of love, peace, and perhaps most importantly hope. Laredo Medical Center’s “Angel of Hope” is a tribute to all Cancer patients who are currently faced with the challenge of battling this disease and to those who courageously fought and ultimately succumbed to the disease.
The Angel of Hope Unveiling Ceremony is an annual event where Laredo Medical Center unveils a local artist’s rendition of what their “Angel of Hope” embodies and represents. Alongside LMC’s elite team of Cancer Specialists, members of the LMC Administrative Team, and special guests the 2017 Angel of Hope was unveiled.
This year, Laredo Medical Center, took a different approach in selecting their artist. Instead of selecting a local professional artist from the community, they decided to showcase the talents of a local student. United ISD Clark Middle School Eighth Grader, Krystal Hinojosa, was selected as the recipient of this prestigious honor. Krystal took inspiration from many different sources to create her beautiful masterpiece. “I am honored that my artwork is going to inspire others to never lose hope,” said Krystal. “To know that something I created will help others in their quest to fighting this disease is very inspiring to me,” she added.
The 2017 Angel of Hope will be hung at the A.R. Sanchez Radiation Center alongside other artwork featured in years past. This is the eighth year LMC has selected artwork from a local artist. This is the first time a student has ever been selected. Also in attendance was Clark Middle School Band.
Pictured L to R: Valerie Bowers, Art Teacher at CMS, Melissa Ramirez, Principal at CMS, Krystal Hinojosa, 8th Grade Student at CMS, Cancer Survivor Guests.