Tuesday night, doctors and nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center gave a big "thank you" to some Charlottesville High School students.
Artwork created by Charlottesville High School students now lines the walls of a primary care clinic inside the hospital. Tuesday night, hospital staff held a reception for some of those current and recently graduated students.
Charlottesville High School graduate Emily Hays said, "We love doing the art, but it makes such a huge difference how it's received in the place and we want it to be making people's days better and apparently it is, so that's really exciting."
The paintings have been up for a couple of days and already hospital staff says they've been well-received by patients. The project has been about four months in the making.
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