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'Things I See' Exhibit Features Work of Young Cancer Patient

postcard image featuring the photographs of Chris Lyons

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2019) — "Things I See" is an exhibition of work by Chris Lyons, a young cancer patient in the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hemotology/Oncology Clinic. 

"Photography has always been a passion in my life," said Chris who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in March of 2019. "I recall the time when my grandfather showed me how he used his Nikon 35mm camera to take gorgeous pictures of the family farm in Waddy, Kentucky."

Chris's photographs will be on display in the corridor outside the DanceBlue Clinic on the 4th floor of pavilion H of Chandler Hospital. The opening reception is Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. 

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.