Art at Heart Story

Yuliya Ivanisova, the founder and CEO of Art at Heart, believes that psychological wellness is an integral part of the healing process. “It is especially important for children who are more vulnerable and can feel extremely overwhelmed when hospitalized. They often experience fear and anxiety during uncomfortable and painful procedures, in addition to being separated from their families and friends.”
Yuliyawas inspired by her daughter Elizabeth, who suffers from arthritis since 2013 and often turns to the arts when she is in pain. “Art helps me to concentrate on the positive and beautiful world around me and not to think about pain”, says Elizabeth. “I imagine that good cells are eating bad cells when I am drawing, painting or doing some crafts.”