- Bridget Muller
In 2012 a friend asked me to paint a painting for a little girl named Bridget, that little girl has since become one of my greatest inspirations and a dear friend to me. I was first made aware of Bridget when she had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and had only just commenced a very long road of aggressive treatment which included months of isolation at The Royal Children's Hospital.
I had created a painting especially for Bridget to have with her always at the hospital and throughout her treatment which I hoped would bring to her strength, colour and keep that tiny bit of magic in her heart throughout what was an extremely brave battle ahead.
Bridget was only 3 when she was first diagnosed with Leukaemia and is now 6 and in remission. I love that Bridget is fiercely protective of her painting still to this day and is not without it close by always. Bridget and her best friend Lyla were also part of my 100 Days of Smiles Project. Bridget has an incredible spirit and has been through the most horrific ordeal for such a little girl yet still smiles and skips around merrily loving life, she is such an inspiration to myself and so many others.