Donated to Sisters of Charity for a fundraiser Debbie M. - Thank you so much for the cane you donated. It is simply gorgeous I love the patriotic theme. I'm sure many people will be asking who made it. Once again Thanks so much the cane is fabulous.
Donated to Tangled Up In BrewGreg L.- Local artist Jen Costello has graciously donated one of her championship canes to our Chinese auction this year. Here is a picture of the cane and a link to her website. Huge thank you to Jen for the donation.
1st Donated cane October 2014
Susan living with MS, she is supported by her daughters that play football for the Pittsburgh Passion
Irish walking stick
Uncle Dennis-tester of my first walking stick
Uncle Dan, tester of my second walking stick
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flower garden cane
First ever crutch cane-Karmel drew plans for the crutch cane and I was able to design it to work for her needs
My mom, Mary Ann
Flowers and birdhouse
Carving custom canes started in 2014, but it is my health history that led to this artistic adventure. At four years old I was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor Cancer, and was given weeks to live. The hospital conducted an experimental treatment of massive amounts of chemotherapy and radiation. The prescribed radiation killed most of the left muscles in my back, causing numerous physical illnesses and challenges later in life.
44 years ago Carol was the nurse that transported me from Uniontown Hospital to Ruby WV for my Wilms Tumor Cancer Treatment. To this day I have memories of her comforting me. Carol continues to check in on me and provide great support.
My skinny body and hair growing back from the Chemo treatments
Beehive and Flowers
In 2014, I became deeply depressed when prescribed medical canes and leg braces. With no experience in carving or artistic training I was completely motivated to carve a cane to increase my self-worth. The first cane amplified my desire to develop new designs and concepts. New, positive, feelings toward my disability guided me to the mission of donating half of the canes to others suffering with disabilities. Since I’ve been creating these artistic canes I’ve formulated my own method. The materials consist of 2 classic carving knives, recycled lumber, carving glove, sandpaper and lots of Band-Aids. It takes me over a month to carve a cane with my disability of my hands going numb and spasms, long with pain and nerve damage in the back and legs.
DennyZombie Walking Cane
Breast Cancer/family cane
King Walking Cane
30th cane donated
visual aid cane
Snoopy & Family Cane
Destroyed in Shipping for donation