Houston-based artist helps fulfill Make-A-Wish request for pediatric cancer survivor

Houston-based artist Edgar Medina helps fulfill a childhood cancer patient’s wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

According to a press release from the foundation, Melinda Moreno, a 10-year-old childhood cancer survivor from Bellaire, wished for art lessons and the opportunity to display her masterpieces in a gallery.

Medina, specializing in abstract and mixed painting on canvas, helps make that dream come true.

“After hearing Melinda’s story, there was no question that I wanted to be involved,” Medina told Make-A-Wish. “As a child, I also grew up with health issues that prevented me from participating in normal children’s activities, so I was able to relate to Melinda in so many ways. I am honored to be part of such a special project.”

According to Make-A-Wish, Medina has worked with Melinda on a series of abstract paintings inspired by her cancer journey called “Moments through Seasons.”

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The project includes 12 pieces, four of which were created by Melinda, four by Medina and the remaining four will be performed jointly.

“Melinda has always struggled to express emotions, but since working with Edgar, she’s better able to articulate her feelings,” Melinda’s mom Linda Reyes told Make-A-Wish. “She will cherish this experience for the rest of her life. It’s priceless.”

The second part of Melinda’s desire – to display her artwork in a gallery – is being fulfilled by Laura Rathe Fine Art in the River Oaks District, where “Moments through Seasons” will be shown during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“Moments through Seasons” will be unveiled on Thursday, September 16 during a special night of exhibition and will be available to the public for an additional 10 days, according to Make-A-Wish.

The project can also be viewed virtually at www.MomentsThroughSeasons.com.

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