Artist's Way

Hope for Lily

This is baby Lily Kealaokamaluhialani Dahl who needs to have open heart surgery with her mother Lokelani Dahl.

Greetings fellow travelers,

A friend in my Artist’s Way Circle had begun posting links about her baby granddaughter Lily Kealaokamaluhialani Dahl who needs open heart surgery. Lily is Native Hawai’ian related to the Ha’o family.  Lily’s Hawai’ian name is…”Pathway-of-heavenly-peace. ” They’re fundraising goal is $10,000 towards the baby’s heart surgery.  Lily’s fundraising page is at

Each time I saw my friend reposting her links for her baby granddaughter, my heart ached because I knew she was not close enough to meeting her fundraising goal. I thought about it for some time. All I could offer was my Heart Mandala artwork and some experience creating the Hope for Lily group to share about how to come up with prayers and fundraising ideas.

I believe in the power of prayer towards any endeavor. So I took the time to write this prayer on the onset of the Hope for Lily group.

Dear Great Creator,
My name is Wabun Anung (Morning Star)
I come to you to ask for prayers for Lily.
Lily needs great healing in her heart.
Fundraising is needed.

We need people to come together here
to come up with new fundraising efforts.
We ask to know your will
and the power to carry that out.
Please walk with us.
To all my relations,
Wenona “Buffy” Gardner

3 thoughts on “Hope for Lily”

  1. As a part of a native family I see the value in all of the things you have done here Buffy, invoking our great Creator and convening with prayer the opening of this place of ideas, hope, healing and strength. I see the value of creating art and using it for this awesome purpose. Thank you for the heart that moved you to do all of this for Lily and for us her family. Thank you for the experiences that bring you to this place of being able to advise us. i was able to get the English translation of Lily’s Hawai’ian name and it is…Pathway-of-heavenly-peace. I pray her name will ring true in everything that touches her including the efforts you have made on her behalf. Thank you…xo Dawn


    1. Dawn, thank you for being my friend and a member of my Artist’s Way Circle for so long. Thank you for walking the Artist’s Way with me. Thank you for inspiring me with your creativity and gift of song. I am honored that you even allow me to help you in what little way I can. I hope my art and prayers are enough.



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