Shelly Propson Tyshka shares her story about her father, Dr. Propson, who was a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor. He lost most of his vision and found art and painting opened up a new world for him. He helped to bring his love of art to his community through Paint a Miracle studio which first opened in 2002. The studio continues to thrive and provide programs and possibilities for those of us with disabilities and other challenges to explore the arts in an atmosphere of hope, growth and encouragement.
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.