Plaque for BMC Patient

Over the past couple of years, I have made over 100 items for the UCLA 3 Wishes Project using my Glowforge on a volunteer basis. 3WP is a charitable initiative to help grieving families of those members lost after extended palliative care. The UCLA group has spawned similar projects in hospitals across the USA. One just started up at the Boston Medical Center.

To help initiate the BMC 3WP, my contact with the UCLA group asked me yesterday if I could engrave a poem on a piece of wood for a BMC patient’s family. A volunteer at the BMC wrote a poem in the voice of the gentleman who is passing, and I decided to engrave it on some proofgrade basswood, cut and engraved to look like an open book, and then mounted on a piece of silver painted draftboard.

It’s really rewarding to create things like this. Such tokens help the families more than you might imagine. If there is anyone in the Boston area who would like to help out on such things from time to time in the future… on a strictly volunteer basis (the efforts are tax deductible), please feel free to reach out to the coordinating surgeon at Boston Medical Center, Danby Kang via email at Danby.Kang@bmc.org. @henryhbk, I am sure that Danby would love to hear from you. :wink:

Thanks

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What a great use of your time and machine. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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That’s so touching. What a lovely way to volunteer your time.

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That turned out beautiful.

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What a wonderful and worthwhile project.

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I don’t know if it would be helpful or not but there are some angel memorial decorations in the glowforge catalog that were made for a similar purpose (it started with a child who died from cancer when my daughter was in tx for leukemia).

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I usually totally customize every item that I do for this, but I will keep that in mind.

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Lovely.

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That is really special. I’m sure the receiving family loves it.

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