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1. My Journey coloring book story
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3. How to join this mission to shine for children
4. Comments from Child Life Specialists at hospitals
MY JOURNEY COLORING BOOK
A Coloring Book to Bring Hope and Love!
This coloring book was created with love by 17-year-old Morgan Sailer from Northern, CO. 100% of proceeds to go donating these books to children in hospitals. Morgan began her healing arts journey with River + Pearls when she was 15 years old. Two years later, she had an idea to create a coloring book with her drawings that would bring inspiration to children in hospitals. Morgan’s hope is that children and teens may experience healing through art—that coloring each picture is a creative outlet to process their emotions, focus on something positive, bring comfort to their hearts, and fill their surroundings with love.
My Journey Coloring Book flows from a very deep and personal journey I have been on after losing my little 10-year-old sister from a very brief and tragic battle with Leukemia. Jordyn had a beautiful soul that was unique to her. She was funny, sweet, joyful, and humble. She was so loving and kind to those around her. I loved her caring heart that was expressed frequently throughout her day. Her attitude and actions influence me to become a light for others.
I began my journey with River + Pearls to use creativity and art to process what I was going through. All of the pages in the coloring book have been created from my own personal journey and then re-created in a format to provide a tool for other girls to process whatever they are going through, whatever it might be.
As part of my creative journey with River + Pearls I was encouraged to think about what I have experienced in life and think of how I could bring hope to others. When thinking about how I could honor Jordyn’s life I thought about all the children and even teenagers who are in hospitals going through difficult experiences. Many people brought coloring books to my little sister when she was in the hospital, but they were often too difficult to do because she felt weak and did not have the energy to complete them.
I had the idea to create a coloring book that would be both inspirational and manageable for the children. I wanted each page to have purpose. The left side of the page is blank so they have space to write out what they are feeling or create something of their own. As the children color the pictures I hope they will find a creative outlet to process their feelings, focus their attention on something positive, bring comfort to their hearts and fill their room with love.
FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS
My Journey coloring book is a beautiful and powerful tool your Child Life Specialists can use with the children in your hospital to help them process and express their emotions. When a child is going through something traumatic, coloring helps divert their attention to something positive, settles their spirit and shines a light into their scary place. Coloring also fosters creativity, self-expression and imagination. It also reduces the anxiety associated with an upcoming procedure and helps provide a calming way to cope.
So far we have printed 26,000 coloring books for children in hospitals throughout the country. We hope to print over 100,000 by the end of 2019!
HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE JOURNEY IN SHINING FOR CHILDREN!
All donations go to covering the cost of getting the coloring books printed and shipped to as many hospitals as we can.
1. donate here
2. shop and view book here
LEAVE A COMMENT / NOTE FOR MORGAN
If you have received My Journey coloring books for the children in your hospital, we would love to hear from you in the comment section below. Please share what hospital you are with and how the Coloring Books are being used. Thank you for letting us come alongside your children and pour into their hearts!