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Local family brings ‘Hope’ to Civic well being facility COVID ward

“We wished to present them hope, we wished to present the workers hope, we wished to present the sufferers hope.”

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Aedan Helmer

From left: 11-year-old Luca, nine-year-old Joey, Tony, four-year-old Santino, Lyana Colasante and the new family dog Groot on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, outside their south-end home. The family painted a giant thank you to hospital staff, and it is now hanging in the COVID ward at the Civic campus.
From left: 11-year-worn Luca, nine-year-worn Joey, Tony, four-year-worn Santino, Lyana Colasante and the fresh family dogs Groot on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, outside their south-rupture dwelling. The family painted a broad thanks to well being facility workers, and it’s miles now inserting within the COVID ward at the Civic campus. Photo by Ashley Fraser /Postmedia

A local family has introduced some sorely wished hope to The Ottawa Sanatorium Civic campus COVID-19 ward within the do of a broad heart-shaped painting featuring dozens of names of well being facility workers.

The painting, titled “Hope,” is a reward to well being facility workers from Barrhaven’s Colasante family.

“We wished to have their spirits and speak some hope to an otherwise tough time for the COVID ward there,” stated Tony Colasante, “and so we brainstormed as a family and came up with this thought. And in actuality, we wished to present them hope, we wished to present the workers hope, we wished to present the sufferers hope, and we wished to uplift all people in addition.

“We knew they had been feeling a runt down.”

The Colasante family is shut with a nurse who has labored for years on the Civic fashioned surgical arrangement ward, now doubling because the COVID-19 unit.

When the pandemic began, the Colasante family helped out by any ability they would possibly maybe maybe well maybe.

“She became telling us that morale became low and it became a tough time. So my mother became baking goods for them, we had been making an strive to support out in microscopic ways,” Colasante stated.

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The Colasante family painted a giant thank you to The Ottawa Hospital Civic campus staff.
The Colasante family painted a broad thanks to The Ottawa Sanatorium Civic campus workers. Photo by Photo provided /Photo provided

“But then we extra or much less let that travel for a runt whereas. Lifestyles obtained quite chaotic, and clearly the arena is a abnormal build now, so we wished to do one thing because we had been listening to over again that morale became low, they had been feeling quite defeated.”

About a weeks within the past, with the town peaceable within the throes of a second wave, and prior to authorized vaccines flowing into the town, the family requested their nursing friend how they would possibly maybe maybe well maybe support.

“We requested our friend to present us some names, and he or she staunch gave us a swath of names — it became generally all of the workers, from orderlies to nurses to doctors,” stated Colasante.

The conversation sparked the family’s “ingenious flair,” Colasante stated.

Another piece of art from the Colasante family dedicated to the Civic Hospital COVID ward.
One other fraction of art from the Colasante family devoted to the Civic Sanatorium COVID ward. Photo by Photo provided /Photo provided

His three sons — Luca, 11, Joey, 9, and Santino, 4 — are all into painting, and so alongside with mother Lyana, the family broke out some canvasses and paints, and build of dwelling to work.

“My spouse and I in actuality didn’t even touch it, it became all of the boys,” Colasante stated, beaming. “They staunch did it one board at a time. It took a right paunchy day. It became a feel-right undertaking for the family.”

The painting now hangs at the unit’s welcome desk.

“We by no diagram anticipated it to have off love this,” Colasante stated. “However the boys are in actuality pleased with that and we’re in actuality pleased with them.”

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