Annette Weller’s daughter Lauren died Dec. 14, 2011, when she was 26. She had Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Weller painted a tree on a window in the pediatric unit of National Institutes of Health Clinical Center shortly before Lauren passed away. Weller has since returned numerous times to paint more of the clinic’s windows.
July 29, 2013 Annette Weller of Gaithersburg lifts the window shade to look at the window she painted in 2011 for her daughter, Lauren Marie Weller Sidorowicz. Sidorowicz was treated and died at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute on Dec. 14, 2011. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo