An OHMMHS student displays her art.
Remember signing a friend's cast when you were growing up - or feeling suddenly a whole lot better when a friend signed yours? Students from the Orthopaedic Medical Magnet High School (OHMMHS) have expressed their healing wishes for the children who receive care at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) in "Supporting Cast," a project created to celebrate LAOH's 100th anniversary.
To reflect the fact that everyone at LAOH is part of the "supporting cast" to children's good health, students in Miss Harlaee Santana's art class made and decorated 100 sculptures in the shape of orthopaedic casts - one for each year LAOH has provided care to the community.
Students used plaster cloth and their own arms to shape the art.
Every year, the LAOH Children's Fracture Clinics downtown and in Santa Monica apply nearly 4,000 casts to help children mend properly from a broken bone, relieving pain today and assuring freedom of movement for tomorrow.