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Healing for Art

Organized by: Delayne Mims

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I am inspired to raise funds for my Cancer treatment, Advanced Glacoma treatment, pain management due to two rotator cuff tears as well as therapy an finances towards my Sleep Abnea breathing machine which I do not have. My name is Delayne Mims, an avid artist who is disabled due to being hit in the groin by a machine years ago at General Motors; after never being compensated for my injury I still kept my love of drawing an painting close to my heart as I began teaching my young great nephews an nieces the joy of drawing an painting; this eventually led to an almost daily onslaught of neighborhood children gathering around my house on a daily basis bringing me their homework as they got inspired to draw Elmo an Donald Duck on the sidewalk with colored chalk as their drug addicted parents totally ignored them. I had so many young children coming by, hungry for knowledge as well as food; for they would often ask for food, which I would more than happily give them a home cooked meal. Giving an helping others really got my mind off of all the constant physical pain that I am in on a daily basis. The feeling of giving back to the underprivileged youth in the community inspired me to put together a (501)3c non-profit , youth empowerment program; before my dream could be initiated ; my home was broke into an pillaged of many valubles. At the time of this atrocity , I was working 12 hours 7 days on contract moving the f-150 trucks while in constant pain. My motivation was the potentiality of formulating my youth -empowerment program one day. I have been homeless since November of last year; living in Motels, churches an shelters. After moving what was left of my property into a storage facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan. I said , hey it's not what happens to us, but more of how we deal with adversity. Making lemon-aid out of lemons, I have learned to do. It has been extremely hard and painful at times, just to get through the day; an yet I don't quit, give up or give in. Sometimes Life just seems unfair, maybe it is an yet; it's all we have, so I choose life. God Bless all who have heard my story and wish to contribute to a righteous cause. I can be reached at 248-818-1084. My e-mail address is My address is 16300 West 9 mile road, Southfield, Michigan 48075


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