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Quadriplegic artist, Frank Espinosa defies odds, uses mouth to paint

Published: December 11, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) — Artist Frank Espinosa helps to bring his paintings to life uses extraordinary skill, but unlike other artists, the Whittier man uses his mouth to create each one of his pieces.

“I was shot and paralyzed when I was 18,” said Espinosa.

The shooting left Espinosa a quadriplegic. The 46-year-old says he began sketching to keep busy. Three years ago, a family friend recommend that he send some of his pieces to the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.

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