Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Charles Reed

Location

Dyer, TN

Charles worked for more than 300 hours to complete this drawing. The Reed family has been farming in Gibson County, Tenn., since 1867, and Charles wanted to capture his family’s busy and productive corn harvest season of 1994. This lithograph is #20 of 50 artist proofs.

Full name: 
Charles Reed
Artist: 
Charles Reed
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Litho Print

David Brunner

Location

Vale, SD

David drew this picture at age 10 for an MDA fundraising event held in 1998 in Deadwood, S.D., commemorating Harley-Davidson’s 95th anniversary. He enjoyed working on the computer.

Full name: 
David Brunner
Artist: 
David Brunner
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Pencil/Marker

James Kartous

Location

Patrick, SC

James created this artwork at age 9 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held May 13, 1995, at the Glassell Junior School of Art-Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. His favorite school subjects included art and science.

Full name: 
James Kartous
Artist: 
James Kartous
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Wire Sculpture

Ryan Sanner

Location

Bowling Green, OH

Ryan created this artwork at age 11 at an MDA-sponsored summer camp. Marbles were coated with paint and then rolled around on paper to create this unique design. He graduated from high school with honors and attends Bowling Green University.

Full name: 
Ryan Sanner
Artist: 
Ryan Sanner
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Benjamin Kramich

Location

Ontario, NY

Ben created this artwork for the 2000 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection. He graduated from Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., with an associate degree in graphic arts and printing. He works as a freelance graphic artist. His hobbies include video games, sporting events and music.

Full name: 
Benjamin Kramich
Artist: 
Benjamin Kramich
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Digital Media

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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

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