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Facebook votes may help Sparks 14-year-old bring $15,000 to Renown

By ThisIsReno

RENOWN HEALTH NEWS RELEASE

Stephanie Avalose. Image provided by Renown Health.Stephanie Avalos, 14, of Sparks has wiped tears from her eyes many times. But she never imagined she would ever look down and see her own artwork printed on the box of facial tissues she held in her hands. That thought will be much closer to reality with additional votes on Facebook.

While being treated at Renown Children’s Hospital, Avalos learned of an art competition that could possibly bring $15,000 to the Reno hospital. Hosted by White Cloud Facial Tissues, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the art promotion is designed to print the winning patient’s art on special-edition boxes to be sold at retail stories, including Walmart, nationwide.

Avalos’ art was selected as one of 10 finalists in the competition. The patient with the most Facebook votes wins. All voting ends Jan. 30. Click here to cast your vote: https://www.facebook.com/mywhitecloud/app_436325016429465

Art Heals

Research indicates art can positively impact a patient’s healing process. Findings show that patients exposed to art require fewer drugs, spend less time in the hospital and have improved mental health.

About Renown Children’s Hospital

Renown Health, Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit integrated health network, is home to the region’s only Children’s Hospitals Association; the region’s only hospital affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; the region’s only Children’s ER; the region’s only Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the largest Neonatal ICU in northern Nevada; The John and Sue Dermody Children’s Healing Garden; northern Nevada’s only Cystic Fibrosis Program; and the region’s only Children’s Specialty Care center, treating patients with tumors, cancer, blood disease and other major illnesses.

For more information and to follow the hospital’s progress, visit renown.org/children.