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Honoring Treasure in the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait

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April 27, 2011

What a great time I had giving Treasure her dot today. It was a different kind of ceremony. As always, I try to think about what Michael Jackson would want the Tribute to do. Sometimes I place dots up on a stage in front of hundreds of people. Sometimes I place dots for celebrities in front of the media. Today I met Treasure and her mom at a park. It was the perfect setting and I thought if Treasure is bringing her mom then I should bring my mom, too. So my mom and I got to spend some quality time with Treasure and her mom. The only cameras around were the ones our moms were holding.

After I drew Treasure's dot I gave her my pen and she gave me a Friends of Treasure T-shirt. When it was time to go, Treasure's mom, Chelsa, had to call Treasure back to say goodbye. She and her friend went to an open area and played catch with a tennis ball. After all, she is a kid and we were at the park. It was at that moment when I realized we had accomplished our goal of doing it Michael's way…the portrait at the park with happy kids playing in the background. It was a perfect day.

Treasure has been through so much and has come out smiling. She deserves a special dot in Michael's heart. Please visit
http://www.michaeljacksontributeportrait.com/article.php?article_id=331 to find out more about Treasure and her non-profit charity, Friends of Treasure.

David Ilan
Artist, The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait

Treasure gets her dot
Treasure gets her Dot in The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait.

Chelsa, Treasure, David Ilan and Mom
Chelsa, Treasure, my mom and me.

Treasure & David Ilan
Treasure gives me a Friends of Treasure T-shirt.


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