PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was a big day for UPMC Kids’s Hospital as limited-edition art work depicting Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception was unveiled.
The collection of seven restricted version prints created by native artist Dino Guarino have been donated by 84 Lumber and can be displayed exterior the ambulatory division on the third flooring of Kids’s Hospital.
“It is an iconic second in life. It truly is a illustration of something is feasible and to maintain your eye on the ball.”
The Immaculate Reception is taken into account the best play within the historical past of American soccer nevertheless it was better than that. That single play 51 years in the past sparked the start of a dynasty with a magical stretch of 4 Tremendous Bowl titles for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Pittsburgh is a distinct metropolis. We’re nonetheless speaking concerning the Steelers of the 70s, we maintain them to a better customary,” stated Franco Harris’ widow Dana Harris.
“We’re about hope. That is what Kids’s Hospital is about. It is about hope,” Dana stated.
The black and gold by no means gave up hope and greatness adopted. That greatness and an opportunity assembly with Harris impressed native artist Dino Guarino to create the “Immaculate Reception Assortment – 22 Seconds to a Dynasty.”
The restricted version prints signed by each Harris and Gaurino have been donated to Kids’s Hospital by 84 Lumber and have been unveiled Friday. They may now proudly dangle on the third flooring of Kids’s Hospital within the ambulatory care heart.
“I am honored to be endlessly related to him with this dedication of twenty-two seconds to a dynasty,” Guarino stated.
A long time later, the second of hope and resilience in Pittsburgh’s historical past that’s the Immaculate Reception has develop into much more particular to Gaurino. His nephew Chase was as soon as a affected person at Kids’s Hospital battling a uncommon childhood leukemia. When Harris met Chase and realized of his success story, he knew precisely the place he needed the art work to go.
“With out hesitation, he stated, ‘yeah, I feel I would prefer to see to see this art work at Kids’s,'” Guarino stated.
He hopes his art work will function a robust reminder to kids and their households within the hospital that miracles can occur if we by no means quit.
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