Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

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

Christian Cowie

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 Cowie
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Pen & Ink

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

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

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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
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
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

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