Jewelry & Textiles
Sophia GarciaBrain Tumor Type
CraniopharyngiomaDate of Diagnosis
4/20/2015Age Group (If you are a caregiver/family member please check Caregiver/Family Member)
Children: 12 and underCategory
Jewelry & Textiles Artist Statement (include type of art, techniques & materials used, what it means to you)
I used a small beads that are decorative objects that come in many shapes and sizes. I use clay polymer beads to create this necklace. I also use them to create the earrings. I love the style and the colors and how they go together for a beautiful piece. I used wire cutters, flat nose, pliers, and crimping tools, measuring tape, and scissors to create these beautiful pieces of jewelry. These jewelry pieces mean to me that I can make anything I want to make with my creativity and confidence.Bio (include your age, tumor type and date of diagnosis)
My name is Sophia Garcia, I am 11 years old. My medical history is significant for diagnosed craniopharyngioma in 2015, treated with partial resection followed by focal radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Medical history is also significant for unspecified visual field loss, and graphomotor weaknesses. Sophia has diagnosis of dyslexia, specific learning disability with impairments in mathematics and written language, and ADHD.
I most recently received hearing aids to help with my auditory processing. I take lots of medication everyday and injections at night to help me grow. I have a spunky, happy spirit. I won’t let anything keep me down.