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The one hundred honoree: The Spirit Flags Project

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The one hundred honoree: The Spirit Flags Project

Mass General Giving

Colorful, handmade flags brighten the halls of the Yawkey 8E hallway at the Mass General Cancer Center. In the tradition of Tibetan prayer flags, they carry messages of compassion, strength and wisdom from their makers — patients and their families.

Oncology Chaplain Katrina Scott, MDiv, BCC, (pictured second from right) founder of the Spirit Flag Project, designed an easy and inviting process for would-be flag-makers. Captivated by the flags, many patients and family members are eager to create artwork that expresses their hopes and feelings. They also value the results of their creativity — flags that enhance their healing environment and bear witness to courage, perseverance and love.

“The project provides patients and their families with an opportunity to share their hopes and feelings, including gratitude for their caregivers,” writes Director of Chaplaincy Michael McElhinny, MDiv. “Patients, visitors and staff are moved and uplifted by the flags, which transcend religious, cultural and spiritual boundaries.”