Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Renee Granade

Location

Edmonds, WA

Renée is a behavioral therapist and education tutor. She has degrees in liberal studies and early childhood education. Her interests include creating greeting cards, breeding and showing Persian cats and spending time with children.

Full name: 
Renee Granade
Artist: 
Renee Granade
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Photograph

Brad Chidester

Location

Sandy, UT

Brad was an accomplished artist and received MDA’s Personal Achievement Award for Utah in 1993. He also was a graphic artist who designed logos for Murray City, Utah, and several companies.

Full name: 
Brad Chidester
Artist: 
Brad Chidester
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Kane Urban

Location

Alto, TX

Kane created this artwork at age 12 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held May 3, 1992, at the Chicago Art Institute. He earned an MBA in 2005.

Full name: 
Kane Urban
Artist: 
Kane Urban
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Elsha Stockseth

Location

South Weber, UT

Elsha created this artwork at age 15. She graduated first in her class from Northridge High School in Layton. Elsha is no longer able to paint due to weakness in her arms. Previously, she would lie on her side, using her left arm to support her right arm and hand as she painted.

Full name: 
Elsha Stockseth
Artist: 
Elsha Stockseth
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Stacey Wilson

Location

Houston, TX

Stacey has been painting since 1991 and also enjoys writing. She graduated from the University of Houston with a major in accounting and is self-employed.

Full name: 
Stacey Wilson
Artist: 
Stacey Wilson
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Gilbert Vasquez

Location

Leon Valley, TX

Gilbert created this painting at age 12 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held April 25, 1992, in San Antonio.

Full name: 
Gilbert Vasquez
Artist: 
Gilbert Vasquez
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Mackenzie Dreppard

Location

Houston, TX

Mackenzie completed fifth grade at Spring Branch School in Houston. One of her favorite activities was the Houston MDA summer camp each year, and she enjoyed drawing. This work of art was created in an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held June 6, 1992, in Houston.

Full name: 
Mackenzie Dreppard
Artist: 
Mackenzie Dreppard
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Russell Hammond

Location

San Antonio, TX

Russell created this painting at age 15 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop. While a student at Lackland Air Force Base High School, he enjoyed playing junior varsity basketball.

Full name: 
Russell Hammond
Artist: 
Russell Hammond
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Pastels

Shawna Borman

Location

Mesquite, TX

Shawna created this artwork at age 6 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held at the Dallas Museum of Art. She is a former MDA Goodwill Ambassador for the Dallas area. Shawna enjoys drawing, painting and collecting Barbie dolls.

Full name: 
Shawna Borman
Artist: 
Shawna Borman
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Ashley Dabbs

Ashley began painting seriously in 1982. His artwork has been exhibited in many galleries in Tennessee, including the Parthenon Gallery in Nashville.

Location

Madison, TN
Full name: 
Ashley Dabbs
Artist: 
Ashley Dabbs
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Oil

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