Patients Harness Inner Artists For Painting Therapy

Published: Dec. 4, 2015

Since suffering a brain aneurysm on Nov. 1, Cheryl Summers has had to relearn almost everything, from following simple directions to learning to walk and stand on her own.

The Omaha woman has spent the past week in a rehabilitation program at Methodist Hospital. Summers did a different kind of rehab Thursday when she was one of nine patients who participated in an hourlong therapeutic painting session.

Chris Kawamoto, the head of the hospital’s therapeutic recreation program, said the painting exercise allows patients to continue their rehab in a more relaxed setting.                                                                                                   

The Omaha World-Herald's Eric Smith reports on the holiday art project/therapy session.

KETV was also on hand for the art and therapy activity.