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From the HeART

from the heART showcases Cook Children's patient art through keepsake gift items, available for purchase through our online store.

The original art work created by our patients and siblings is used as inspiration to for our unique merchandise collection that ranges from clothing and decorative items to house wares and holiday ornaments. A portion of every from the heART sale supports Cook Children's Creative Artist in Residence Programme (CARPE) enabling us to provide therapeutic services to more patients and families.

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Creative Arts at Cook Children’s

Cook Children’s Creative Artist in Residence Programme (CARPE) was established to provide patients and families with the opportunity to experience a variety of artistic mediums for therapeutic benefit. Through painting, music, movement, storytelling and other forms of artistic expression, patients can express their feelings while improving their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

For more information, please contact Carri Ann Wantuchowicz, Creative Arts Program Coordinator at 682-885-6643or email

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