Ronald McDonald House of L.A., 06/16/17
We had the most divine drawing dinner party with the families at the Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles!
It was a joy to draw and dine with incredibly talented kids like Eduardo, who patiently spun one of the most accurate, expressive SpiderMan drawings we’ve ever seen; Trinity, who deftly drew her first Minion; Carlos, who created a handsome, harrowing Hulk; and Pablo, who penciled out a perfect Pikachu.
We were honored that several children shared their histories with us like Yadira, an aspiring composer from Colombia who turned her severe injuries from bullying into a passion for supporting others who suffer similar injustice, and Vincent, who after years of battling cancer and being told his chances were slim had just got the news that very day that he was clear of cancer. His resilience, warmth and encouragement of all the other kids at the House was deeply moving.
We are grateful to the volunteers who made this night possible and who shared their work from Boss Baby, Curious George, the Rugrats, Miles from Tomorrowland, Mickey Mouse, graphic novels and much more: Jeremy Arambulo, Marla Frazee, Chad Frye, Michael Daedalus Kenny, Christian Lignan. Thank you to the children and families for sharing these unforgettable moments with us and to the RMH staff for welcoming us all on this special night.