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When Brad Spence, founder of Helmets for Heroes, competed at the Olympics last February in Sochi, he was wearing a helmet hand painted by Gillian O'Blenes-Kaufman, a young patient at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, Canada. During a hospital visit a few months prior, he had learned of Gillian's incredible artistic talents and wanted to bring her on his journey to Sochi. He did so by asking her to design and paint his Olympic helmet.

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At Helmets for Heroes, we use art therapy to help children battling illness cope and heal. Our projects not only strengthen community, they raise funds and create awareness for charities.