Marcus Engel and his physician Dr. Tim Jones share a powerful connection that has touched both of their lives and has endured to this day. In his freshman year of college, while driving Marcus was broadsided by another vehicle. He sustained significant trauma that resulted in becoming legally blind and crushing every bone in his face. Marcus required significant reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation and most of all being seen as a “whole person”.
About the Author:Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Born with Gaucher Disease, Ted’s personal experience with the disease served as his artistic motivation. Today, his 18-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through accidents and health crises. Ted's paintings have been shown around the world. As the current Artist in Residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Ted curates exhibitions of artwork by patients whose subject matter correspond with the medical school’s curriculum and teaches future doctors to see their patients as complex human beings.