It truly is much better to give than receive. I don’t wonder why I survived my accident, but I am grateful. I took that gratitude and dedicated it to the profits of my book and paintings. I donate as much as I can to my community and beyond, in the form of works of art. I currently have over sixteen charities displaying original art, prints and books. It is my way of giving back because I survived. It is a way to make a difference in the lives of others who have suffered or are suffering. It is my way of saying, you are not alone, I have been there too and together we will not only survive, we will thrive. Having a commitment to philanthropy gives me purpose and quite simply it feels good.
Thirteen years ago, I had a traumatic brain injury and subsequently developed dystonia. I was rushing, as usual, and then one quick slip and down I went. I hit my head and neck on concrete. Lying on black ice in front of my house, unable to get up, I had no idea just how much [...]Continue reading →