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About the Artist
In 2016 I contracted acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like illness that causes paralysis. It left me confined to a wheelchair, with paralysis in my arms and legs and profound weakness in my right hand. (I was right-handed.) As part of my therapy at Courage Kenny I was given an easel and paint set. A lifelong painter, I began learning to paint with my nondominant left hand. Art has been therapeutic for my body and mind as I continue to develop my left-handed skills and work toward independence and recovery. I live in Northeast Minneapolis with my son Maxwell and my dog Rosencrantz, and work as a marketing manager for a medical device company.