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Kaitlin's wish to visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Kaitlin loves all the art at the museum!

“ Kaitlin was able to visit the museum of her greatest hero! ”

Kaitlin is a 14-year-old girl from Duson, LA who wished to visit the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, NM!  Kaitlin suffers from Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, This condition can be scary for many families, but that did not stop Kaitlin from having a great time with her family—her mom, Desha, dad, Joseph, and sister, Madison.  Kaitlin’s one true wish was to go to this museum because Georgia O’Keefe has been an inspirational figure in Kaitlin’s life. “Georgia inspired me because she had confidence in her art and paved the way for women.”  This inspirational figure is close to Kaitlin’s heart since she is a talented artist who enjoys drawing and painting, and is in her schools Talented Art Program!  They had a private tour at the Georgia O’Keefe historic Abiquiu Home and Studio with the Director of Historic Properties, who also happens to be the former assistant to Ms. O’Keefe!  This was followed by a tour of the artist’s home at Ghost Ranch—this site is not even open to the public. She had a wonderful time and got the chance to fulfil exactly what she imagined—her family taking a trip together to visit the museum!  While on her trip, she got to experience the International Folk Art Market, featuring folk artists from nearly 60 countries to celebrate cultures from all corners of the globe! This Art Market is “a mecca for master folk artists and catalyst for social change across continents.”

  • Kaitlin learning about different foods!

  • Kaitlin relaxing during her wish.

  • All smiles at the museum!

  • Photographing her wish!

  • The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum!

  • Kaitlin is excited to start the day!

  • Kaitlin enjoying her wish!

  • What a cultural experience!

  • Kaitlin loves all the art at the museum!

  • Kaitlin meeting a folk dancer!

  • Exploring the market!

  • Kaitlin was able to meet many interesting people at the museum!

  • Kaitlin exploring the international market!

  • Kaitlin is ready for her wish to come true!

  • Kaitlin is excited for her wish!

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