Run for Love: Miss American Samoa brings cheer to LBJ pediatrics

Photo Credit: 
J. Kneubuhl
Miss American Samoa Suluga Taliau with ASCC Fine Arts Professor Reggie Meredith (far right) and student-artists Warren King, Pua Tofaeono, Aidan King, Loimata Siona and Tanu Luani.

Under Prof. Meredith’s guidance, ASCC student artists Hillary Purcell, Loimata Siona, Tanu Luani, Warren King, Pua Tofaeono, and Aidan King worked during regularly scheduled meetings and on their own time for three weeks, resulting in the break room’s transformation from a bland space into one rich in expertly-rendered images of well-known cartoon characters.

While the Pediatric Ward playroom may be “up and running” now, Miss Taliau anticipates that the project will require ongoing attention.

“We will still seek donations of toys as well as resources for the occasional repairs and additional furniture,” she explained.

Anyone wishing to donate to the LBJ Pediatric Ward playroom can contact Miss Suluga Taliau through the American Samoa Visitors Bureau at 699-9805.