Once that was done, we moved on to another man. His name is Jim Horwitz and he is the creator of the “Watson” comics. He was very sweet and offered to draw Madison a dog. A lot of you know that Madison is getting a service dog this winter and when he handed her the sketchbook with her new dog, she got the slightest smile across her little face.
After Mr. Horwitz’s station, we walked around a little bit more. We managed to walk in literally the last 15 minutes of the event so it was sort of rushed, but all of the artists were so sweet. We walked up to a table with two men sitting there. One of which started singing The Unicorn by Shel Silverstein when he noticed Madison had her unicorn backpack on.
The gentleman that we approached was Bill Morrison, he is one of the artists that creates for The Simpsons, Disney, and a few other large names. He asked what Madison would like drawn and she whispered “horse” to me. So, in less than 2 minutes she had her very own horse!
Madison had a pretty difficult time leaving the hospital. Generally after we have been in a large crowd, she takes a few hours to calm down. But once we got home she was obsessed with her drawings and was so proud of them.
I know this was a novel, and props if you made it through this. My point is that I hope that these artists know just how much this time meant to my little girl (and I know so many others). A little bit of escape from our reality of appointment after appointment was much needed and watching a large group of very well known artists get together, spend time away from their own families, and work to make children happy? It’s something I could never say “thank you” enough for. I wish we had gotten to meet more artists, but hopefully they will be back again next year so that we will get that chance.
Thank you all, so much. From the bottom of my heart.