Create Hope for Arachnoiditis Survivors 

HOPE conquers pain. 
At the risk of over simplifying; Arachnoiditis is a preventable spinal cord injury caused by the neurotoxins in spinal injections and invasive spinal procedures. Find out more about arachnoiditis HERE

I am Accepting Hope Cards from anyone who would  like to send a Creative Message of Hope and Encouragement to a Spinal Arachnoiditis Survivor. 

STOP IN THE STUDIO to make one during regular studio hours or 

Using  Your own card stock or the attached Hope Card Template pdf, please submit your message of hope. 

Step 1: Print the attached pdf

Step 2: Draw or Paint your message of Hope for a Spinal Arachnoiditis Survivor Inside this Box

Step 3: Allow to Dry & Fold at the midline

Step 4: Send to the Art for Arachnoiditis Project at 

SheilaLynnK Art Studio 

345 South Main Street

 Wellsville, NY 

To Increase Awareness and Empower Fellow Arachnoiditis Survivors, this is a FREE entry to the Art For Arachnoditis Project, at SheilaLynnK Art Studio. This project is a Charitable Project of SheilaLynnK Art Studio fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, A 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. [Tax deductible contributions to the project can be made AT NYFA or via check made payable to The New York Foundation for the Arts, MEMO: The Art For Arachnoiditis Project; MAILED TO: SheilaLynnK Art Studio 345 South Main Street Wellsville, NY 14895. Contributions of $2500 or more must be accompanied by a Contribution Letter. ]

By submitting your card you grant permission for your work to be shared in the public and private aspects of this project. Your work may appear in the Online Gallery at, in The Survivors' Art Exhibit (now pending funding), or on the Art For Arachnoditis Project Facebook page and other social media listings for the project. The Art for Arachnoiditis Project has served 445 Survivors since 2014. Our website for Survivors served 93 countries in 2015. Please be sure to include your name above your image in the line "This Hope Card for an Arachnoiditis Survivor was Created by: _____________________", if you would like to receive public recognition of your submission. 


1) Using any of your favorite creative media materials, Write and Illustrate your own Message of Hope for a Spinal Arachnoiditis Survivor. 

2) Using any of your favorite creative media materials,Write and Illustrate a message about  What Gives YOU Hope when you need it the most. 

3)  Submit your own original photo or Create an illustration which depicts your favorite quote or one of the following quotes:        

  (Please be sure to list the author's name with any quote you choose.) 

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”  ― Martin Luther King Jr. 

“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen,  Selected Poems, 1956-1968

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us." ~ Samuel Smiles 

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - 

That perches in the soul - 

And sings the tune without the words - 

And never stops - at all - 

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - 

And sore must be the storm - 

That could abash the little Bird 

That kept so many warm - 

I’ve heard it in the chillest land - 

And on the strangest Sea - 

Yet - never - in Extremity, 

It asked a crumb - of me." ~Emily Dickinson

The Art For Arachnoiditis Project is made possible by the encouragement and support of People like you. Thank you! 


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