Steeling their courage

Ironworkers expanding the the Dana-Farber Cancer Center have resumed a unique tradition—painting the names of young cancer patients on the girders as they go up. I love this sort of soon-hidden graffiti, and it’s nice to see there’s more than one way to get your name on a big new medical building.

from “Ironworkers at Dana-Farber resume a beloved ritual, providing moments of joy for young cancer patients,” by Michael Levenson, The Boston Globe, 21 February 2009 :: via Tomorrow Museum

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