I really love the Journey Beads program.

Toni Herrick, Community Member

I really love the Journey Beads program. I’ve been with it since it first began. I’ve been in the arts all my life and making these beads for Bronson Children’s Hospital hematology/oncology patients is the first time I’ve ever had a purpose. Otherwise, I just made art for myself. It is a specific journey that these children are on and how nice it is for them to have something to point to, especially with their peers and siblings. They can say ‘this was for a transfusion’ and it makes it a tangible moment.

Toni Herrick, volunteer bead maker, Glass Art Kalamazoo


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