My cousin was hit by a truck a few years ago when crossing the road. She was almost killed. During her recovery, it was hard to look at such a precious and treasured girl confined to a hospital bed, so completely vulnerable. Her parents were by her side every minute. They were worried, stressed, and exhausted. This situation got me thinking. Perhaps there was a way that I could use my artistic ability to give back to my community in a way that would affect those families with injured or ill loved ones confined to hospital beds. The Ronald McDonald House was a good place to bring my idea - and thus, "Treasured Portraits" was born.