Khandice’s Story featured on GTN News

Published: August 13th, 2014

Category: Hot Topic

The UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program provided a reliable space for creative expression during Khandice Long’s hospital stay.  Khandice used visual art, writing, and music to cope with her hospitalization and develop emotional resiliency through the arts during a difficult time in her life.  She worked with many of our staff members including art therapist, Amy Bucciarelli, Musicians in Residence, Ricky Kendall and Michael Claytor, and Writer in Residence, Dylan Klempner.  These collaborations led to the publication of her book, Just a Journey: Poems and artworks of a cancer survivor, and to her co-writing the song, Oil and Water.

4301527_GTo view Khandice’s story, visit: http://www.mygtn.tv/story/26107480/arts-in-medicine