We'd like to thank the Fadhli-Raymond family for their
generous act of donating a kiln to WISH in memory of Julian's grandfather. The creativity and
craftsmanship that our students will develop through working with
clay is due to the generosity of your family! The
following is the letter that Amy Fadhli-Raymond circulated among
friends and relatives:
"Dr. Hussam A. Fadhli Memorial Fund for Young
This memorial fund was started in loving memory of my father
whose passion for art and specifically sculpture helped develop a
special bond between his Grandson Julian and himself. Through
countless hours spent sculpting together in my father's studio,
Julian's love of
art was cultivated.
It was my father's greatest wish to be recognized for his
art and to show others the joy of sculpture. Therefore, the
proceeds from this memorial fund will be distributed to public
elementary schools at risk of losing their art programs. The first
school to benefit from this fund is Julian's own WISH Charter
Elementary School in Los Angeles. I know my father would want his
beloved Grandson to continue his passion for art through his
By all accounts, Dr.
Fadhli was an accomplished thoracic and
cardiovascular surgeon. His skilled hands also allowed him to be
successful in another career as a professional artist. His art
work is currently found in celebrity homes, as well as museums
and public places around the world.
Thank you Dr. Hussam A. Fadhli for inspiring a love
of art in your grandson and creating such a giving family who is
sharing that love with all our children.