TREMONT, Ohio — Kylie Earl is a lot of things. She's a spunky 7-year old, a self-proclaimed “Superstar,” an artist, a philanthropist and a cancer survivor.
- Kylie began painting through the Cleveland Clinic’s art therapy program while being treated for an aggressive form of cancer
- This past summer, she raised more than a $1,000 for the Cleveland Chapter of A Special Wish by selling her artwork
- She is January’s featured artist at The Treehouse pub in Cleveland
“Art was really important to her when she was in the hospital. So, she's continued that on,” said Marc Earl, Kylie’s dad.
She began painting through the Cleveland Clinic’s art therapy program while she was treated for rhabdomyosarcoma— an aggressive form of cancer that mostly impacts children.
“Well, it's because that when I was in the hospital people helped me, so now I want to help other people,” said Kylie.
This past summer, she raised more than a thousand dollars for the Cleveland Chapter of A Special Wish by selling her artwork. That money made it possible for two children to have a wish granted.
“I feel good about it,” said Kylie.
Kylie is now three-and-a-half years cancer-free.
But A Special Wish wanted to thank her for her efforts. She is January’s featured artist at The Treehouse pub in Cleveland.
“It's pretty incredible. I mean, when we started this, who thought that she would have artwork up at a restaurant and having people buy it from her?” said Jen Earl, Kylie’s mom.
On the first night her artwork was displayed, 25 paintings sold.
“'Candy'...'At the Fair' ...I had 'Dark Ocean', 'Ocean Splash', and then a lot of other ones,” said Kylie.
“My favorite one was called 'Team Kylie' and it was a ribbon. It was a purple ribbon.”
“After Kylie sold her artwork last summer to help others, for this show she will actually get to put the proceeds towards her college fund.
But her mom and dad say they'll definitely be taking a piece of that and giving it back to A Special Wish.