Lean on Me Cane Project

Donated to Sisters of Charity for a fundraiser Debbie M. - Thank you so much for the cane you donated. It is simply gorgeous I love the patriotic theme. I'm sure many people will be asking who made it. Once again Thanks so much the cane is fabulous.

Donated to Tangled Up In BrewGreg L.- Local artist Jen Costello has graciously donated one of her championship canes to our Chinese auction this year. Here is a picture of the cane and a link to her website. Huge thank you to Jen for the donation.

Mark

Fishing Cane

1st Donated cane October 2014

Susan living with MS, she is supported by her daughters that play football for the Pittsburgh Passion

Maxine,

nature cane

Monsignor Ed,

Irish walking stick


Rich, Army

Ed, Navy.

George, Navy.

Russell, Marines

Uncle Dennis-tester of my first walking stick

Uncle Dan, tester of my second walking stick

Adrienne 

southwest cane

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Karmel-

flower garden cane


First ever crutch cane-Karmel drew plans for the crutch cane and I was able to design it to work for her needs

Mazzie

sunflower cane

Kimberly (FL)

meerkat cane

My mom, Mary Ann

snoopy cane

Jen's Donations 

Jodi

piano Cane

Mary Liz

Fashion Cane

Diane 

Family Cane

Mrs Z

Flowers and birdhouse

walking stick

Carving custom canes started in 2014, but it is my health history that led to this artistic adventure. At four years old I was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor Cancer, and was given weeks to live. The hospital conducted an experimental treatment of massive amounts of chemotherapy and radiation. The prescribed radiation killed most of the left muscles in my back, causing numerous physical illnesses and challenges later in life. 

Fred, Navy

Carol

Heart Cane 

44 years ago Carol was the nurse that transported me from Uniontown Hospital to Ruby WV for my Wilms Tumor Cancer Treatment. To this day I have memories of her comforting me. Carol continues to check in on me and provide great support. 

My skinny body and hair growing back from the Chemo treatments

Julie

Paintbrush

 South Carolina

Leslie 

Beehive and Flowers 

In 2014, I became deeply depressed when prescribed medical canes and leg braces. With no experience in carving or artistic training I was completely motivated to carve a cane to increase my self-worth. The first cane amplified my desire to develop new designs and concepts. New, positive, feelings toward my disability guided me to the mission of donating half of the canes to others suffering with disabilities. Since I’ve been creating these artistic canes I’ve formulated my own method. The materials consist of 2 classic carving knives, recycled lumber, carving glove, sandpaper and lots of Band-Aids. It takes me over a month to carve a cane with my disability of my hands going numb and spasms, long with pain and nerve damage in the back and legs.

DennyZombie Walking Cane

Prattville, AL


R.B. 

Grapevine cane 

Paula

Breast Cancer/family cane

Ohio 

Sandy

Koi/frog cane

Pa

Bill

King Walking Cane

30th cane donated

Ryan

Tie Dye

visual aid cane

Karen

Crayon Cane

IL 

Charlene

Snoopy & Family Cane

CA

Destroyed in Shipping for donation

Mel

Bowling Cane

Pa 

Emily 

Amish Cane

PA

Michelle 

NY

Sword Cane 

Pam

TN

Elvis Cane