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I was born and raised in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. While other children were out playing, I spent countless hours inside, nurturing a love of drawing. A lifelong love of visual arts was born. At the age of 28, I was shot over a dice game dispute that left me paralyzed from the neck down.

I’ve been trying to learn to handle my patience as I try and impact positive change with the work I do in the community. I reach out to the kids about life and my own experiences, which led me into this wheelchair life. Hopefully, through the work I do, the message will get across to them. I try and work on not letting my current surroundings get to me and shifting my attitude towards things — something I hope they also learn.

My experiences impact my art. If you would like to check that out, please check out the link.

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