Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tag: Artwork

Disabled TV Host’s Speech ‘Why Am I Still Alive’ Which Has Inspired Millions Despite...

Published: January 24, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

You might have come across her inspirational speech being shared online, in which she talked about how her husband jumped out of the car and saved himself while she survived with grave injuries in a horrific car accident.

The story she tells is compelling and moving, with over a 100 million viewers and counting as people all over the world responded to her inspiring message of overcoming the odds despite immense obstacles that life has dealt her.

Often referred to as Pakistan’s Iron Lady, Muniba Mazari’s amazing story about her journey back from massive spinal injuries that left her bedridden for two years is incredibly moving, so much so that she has found international acclaim as a TV host and United Nations goodwill ambassador.

Brett Colonell: An Artist in Training

Published: January 24, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

When Brett Colonell took up sketching as a hobby years ago, he didn’t know yet how it would one day evolve into an integral part of his life. Even now, as he explores art as a fulltime profession, he still refers to himself as an artist in training, despite the significant audience his art has drawn on social media.

What many of his fans don’t know is that in 1997 Brett sustained a complete C4-C5 spinal fracture after a motocross accident, leaving him a quadriplegic with no movement from the neck down. After his spinal cord injury, he completed his rehabilitation at Craig Hospital.

Making art out of life’s struggles

Published: September 10, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

After becoming paralysed at the age of 22, Gilbert Tan thought his life was over. But perseverance and dedication saw him become a world-renowned artist who paints with the brush in his mouth.

SINGAPORE: Gilbert Tan was just 22 years old when a regular visit to a swimming pool ended life as he knew it.

He remembers what happened vividly. The year was 1983, and it was just five days before National Day. Then an architectural draftsman at Hitachi, he was with his colleagues at Delta Sports Complex in Redhill.

Quadriplegic uses painting skills to inspire others

Published: November 22, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

brendon-swartz-1Cape Town – After losing the use of his limbs 14 years ago, Brenton Swartz could have given up on life.

He was shot, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. But the quadriplegic, who studied architecture at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, refused to let life get him down.

Swartz is now an accomplished mouth artist, and used his skill of painting with his mouth to inspire severely disabled children in light of Disability Awareness Month, next month.

Quadriplegic artist uses mouth to create masterpieces

Published: April 20, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

SPICEWOOD, TEXAS – A local artist is creating masterpieces in a very unique way after he fractured two vertebrae.

Wings for Life World Run Ambassador Eric LeGrand: A Work of Art

Published: March 31, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in an October 16, 2010 college football game, fracturing his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae.

Artist, Painter and Paralyzed | Mariam Paré

Published: December 15, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Mariam Pare’ is a member of the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists Association

Artist Invents Tools That Enable Kids With Disabilities To Paint

Published: July 20, 2015

When Madison was first diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, her doctor didn’t know a whole lot about the genetic condition.

Quadriplegic Artist Makes Incredible Paintings Using Only His Mouth

Published: July 16, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Henry FraserNothing will ever come between Henry Fraser and his love for art.

Fraser, an England-based painter, was paralyzed after a traumatic accident six years ago.

While vacationing in Portugal with a few friends, Fraser dove off a dock into shallow waters and dislocated his neck.

According to Huffington Post, Fraser is now paralyzed from the shoulders down, but that won’t stop him from pursuing his true passion: art.

Imagine Me Project Sue Murray with people with spinal cord injury

Published: February 20, 2015

Imagine Me Project Sue Murray working on a creative photographic project with people living with spinal cord injury

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