8-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Raises Thousands for Children's Hospital

Using only her paintbrush, 8-year-old Sasha Bogosian has become quite the philanthropist, donating thousands of dollars to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Sasha, who lives with cerebral palsy, is soft spoken and quiet but her work speaks volumes.

With the help of her parents, Isabell and Peter Bogosian, Sasha came up with the idea to create Sasha Project LA, where she paints custom designs on a pair of jeans to raise money for the hospital.

"When I pick her up from school the first thing she asks me is 'mom do we have any jeans to paint? I want to paint jeans,'" her mom said. 

Sasha started out charging $10 a pair, raising close to $3,000 in just a few months. 

But now, she has so many requests she can barely keep up, and the price might go up. 

Though she's been in and out of hospitals, Sasha never loses her smile.

"It's when she comes alive, when painting or engaged in any sort of arts and crafts projects," her mother said.

Art therapy helped Sasha strengthen her weak side, and it was the perfect prescription for passing the long hours spent in a hospital. 

Alexandra Field heads the Arts and Therapies Department for children of all ages at the hospital.

"When patients like Sasha, who've been here at CHLA want to give back, it means the arts are something that touched their heart and helped through a difficult time," Field said. 

To learn more, visit TheSashaProjectLA.com

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