The Grade 9 student at White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School created eight pieces of art to be displayed in a staff entrance at Sault Area Hospital.
“A lot of family” have been treated at SAH, said Avilla.
“I really wanted to make something that would mean something,” she told The Sault Star on Tuesday.
Avilla talked to four former patients, including her grandmother and mother, for a personal story piece that includes each person's handprint. They also explained why they were in the hospital, what they thought of staff and what they'd like hospital workers to know.
“These four people here and many more have experienced a life-changing circumstance that have been guided by you,” said Avilla as part of her work.
She is hopeful her art will act as a pick-me-up for SAH employees who may be having a rough day or wondering if their work is making a difference.