10,000 Hearts for Gina
Founder of 10,000 Hearts for Gina
Founder of Rare Disease Artist Group
Founder of Care to Caregivers
This is a project started by artist Patrick Guerre to honor his wife Gina for all she has done for others struggling with the diseases she has as well as others.
Gina has RSD/CRPS and Scleroderma of the esophagus and intestines. In early 2013 she was on deaths bed in the hospital and Patrick painted a few hearts on 12" X 12" canvas to put in her hospital room. After some serious issues arose, a friend asked Pat how many hearts he wanted to paint and Patrick said 10,000 as he figured Gina had touched that many people. Thus, this project was started in hopes to raise awareness and help others.
Patrick started posting the story of Gina's diseases as well as pass out literature on those diseases. He sells hearts and collects donations so he can continue the project and send hearts out to other patients and caregivers around the the world.
Each heart is created by Patrick, and represents a piece of the 10,000 Hearts for Gina Warriors and is accompanied by a simple note that explains to the recipient that they are not in their battle.
Patrick would be honored to create something special for your event if you are interested in spreading the word and brightening someone's day!