Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Graham LaBella

Location

New Rochelle, NY

Graham graduated from New Rochelle High School. He used acrylic, oil, pen and ink in his artwork, which has been exhibited in an art gallery in Princeton, N.J. Graham also was commissioned for private and commercial work including an advertisement for the Henry Viscardi School.

Full name: 
Graham LaBella
Artist: 
Graham LaBella
Medium: 
Acrylic

Petr Wronski

Location

Barre, MA

Petr created this artwork at age 14 at an MDA summer camp held at Camp Florian in Canton, Mass. He now is studying English and creative writing at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Full name: 
Petr Wronski
Artist: 
Petr Wronski
Medium: 
Pencil

Christian Crowie

Location

Helena, MT

Christian created this drawing at age 15 while attending Helena High School. He participated in local art shows and had artwork displayed in the Montana Secretary of State’s office.

Full name: 
Christian Cowie
Artist: 
Christian Crowie
Medium: 
Pen & Ink

Christopher Johnson

Location

Springfield, MO

Chris, a self-taught artist, received an associate’s degree from Ozarks Technical Community College. His paintings have been exhibited at several local businesses. Chris enjoyed reading science fiction and creating artwork.

Full name: 
Christopher Johnson
Artist: 
Christopher Johnson
Medium: 
Oil

Peter Tacheny

Location

Zimmerman, MN

Peter created this artwork at age 11 and donated artwork for many years for use on local MDA awards. In 1999, one of his drawings was featured on a card distributed by MDA national sponsor Harley-Davidson. Peter also served as the 1994 Minnesota State Goodwill Ambassador.

Full name: 
Peter Tacheny
Artist: 
Peter Tacheny
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Jared T. Smith

Location

Berkley, MI

Jared created this artwork at age 12 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held at the Detroit Institute of Art. He received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award signed by President Clinton in June 1994.

Full name: 
Jared Smith
Artist: 
Jared T. Smith
Medium: 
Watercolor

Kyle Brodbeck

Location

Detroit, MI

Kyle attended Edsel Ford High School. His favorite activities included swimming, learning about computers and drawing sports cars.

Full name: 
Kyle Brodbeck
Artist: 
Kyle Brodbeck
Medium: 
Colored Pencil

Robert Coe

Location

N. Easton, MA

Robert has been painting for several years using a mouth brush, his wheelchair wheels and other items to create his works. He is studying art at Massasoit Community College in Canton, as well as working as an assistant teacher of performing arts at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton.

Full name: 
Robert Coe
Artist: 
Robert Coe
Medium: 
Acrylic

Tod Staska

Tod was an avid self-taught artist who won numerous awards at local exhibits. He painted with a brush inserted into a specially designed mouthpiece. Family and friends helped by opening and changing paints.

Location

German Valley, IL
Full name: 
Tod Staska
Artist: 
Tod Staska
Medium: 
Acrylic

Alex Calhoun

Location

Chevy Chase, MD

Alex created this mask at age 11 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held October 30, 1993, at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. He served as MDA’s Goodwill Ambassador for the District of Columbia in 1989 and 1990.

Full name: 
Alex Calhoun

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