The Story of Julie Swann Paez

Painting and sending out Stars of HOPE have played a critical role in my recovery from the shooting of 2015

Julie Swann-Paez, the last survivor to leave the hospital following the San Bernardino shooting has embraced Stars of HOPE throughout her healing. Julie has made Stars for Brussels, Hesston, KS, Orlando, FL, and for many people in her own community. Julie’s 11-year-old daughter made stars and a video for Orlando, which was shared with the Board at Orlando Regional Medical Center. This is a family that has remained strong and pays it forward.

….for me, it is very, sort of, cathartic, to just paint. To me it’s a way of healing as a community. Good people are here for other good people.

Julie Swann Paez