Students create artwork over boarded-up windows at RGH cancer institute

With permission from Rochester General Hospital, Webster Thomas High School students stepped in and painted over the windows so that people would have something to look at - and to daydream about. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Students from Webster Thomas High School donated their artistic talents to help patients at Rochester.

When construction started on the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care, workers boarded up the windows in the room where patients undergo cancer treatments at the Lipson Cancer Institute at Rochester General Hospital.

As a result, patients have a much more darkly-lit setting.

With permission from the hospital, students stepped in and painted over the windows so that people would have something to look at - and to daydream about.

"I feel like landscapes are more peaceful," said Delaney David, a senior at Webster Thomas High School. "I feel like if they're in this environment it's kind of a lot of stress they need something to them destress from it all."

Saule Pilati is a patient at the Lipson Cancer Institute and said he enjoys the new artwork.

"They're talented students," Pilati said. "They did a great job. It makes it even more pleasant to be here. You wouldn't think that a cancer center would be pleasant, but it is...in addition to the staff."

In all, the students painted five windows. The hospital staff love the finished product and are considering similar projects for down the road.

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