Inland Tzu Shao Sends Their Well Wishes to the Frontlines

National Headquarters  |  April 17, 2020
A note of thanks for healthcare workers working overtime. Artwork by Charlotte Tu

Written by Dilber Shatursun

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly everyone to adapt to unprecedented changes, practice patience, persevere, foster gratitude, and show compassion. These five traits conveniently make a prime recipe for character building, particularly for children and teenagers- including those who are part of Tzu Shao’s Inland Chapter in California.

Tzu Shao is Tzu Chi’s Youth Association, which gathers for public service activities and more. Since their usual activities have been suspended for the time being, this dedicated group of middle and high schoolers found an artistic way to show their appreciation and compassion for those working on the frontlines, and those fighting the battles of their lives. See their work below.

Artwork by Calvin Truong

Calvin Truong draws kites on strings – expressing his thanks to frontline heroes for putting their lives on the line. On the back of his card, he writes:

Thank you, healthcare workers, for working tirelessly to ensure our safety and well-being. We admire your strength and endurance during this crisis. 🙂

Artwork by Rachel

Here, Rachel features a glowing, feminine icon; a superheroine that needs no cape.

Artwork by Tiffany Truong

Tiffany Truong, however, shines some serious star power on our nation’s doctors. On the back of her card, she writes:

Thank you, doctors, for your heroic acts at the front line by keeping us safe during this critical time! <3

Artwork by Justin Lo

Justin Lo shared a personal story in his digital note.

Artwork by Nathan Chun

Others, like Nathan Chun and Calvin Truong, personified the new coronavirus and society’s physical fight with it.

Artwork by Calvin Truong

On the back, Calvin wrote:

To all doctors... Thank you for your diligence and persistence during these trying times to protect humanity and what it stands for. Thank you for your heroic deeds done in the frontline of this crisis.

Artwork by Tiffany Truong

Depicting red lanterns, which symbolize harmony, happiness, and prosperity, Tiffany sends off messages of encouragement to doctors, paramedics, and nurses to light the dark, evening sky.

Artwork by Calvin Truong

Meanwhile, Calvin reminds COVID-19 patients that people across the world are rooting for their wellness and recovery. He writes:

I hope this get well message finds you well and on a speedy recovery. The world roots for you! Best wishes that you will soon be doing the great things that you do and having a beautiful smile on your face. <3

Artwork by Tiffany Truong

Finally, inspired by Michelangelo’s iconic Creation of Adam, which depicts the moment God gave life to man, Tiffany illustrates a message of hope, peace, and harmony. On the back, she writes:

I hope this get well wish brings a smile to your face. Best wishes that you will soon be back to doing all the things you love. 😀

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