Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)


Jennifer worked in photography for many years and switched to painting when she became unable to handle large cameras.  She began painting in oils and currently works in soft pastels.  Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous shows in Colorado and Nebraska, and she has works in private collections.


Samuel created this artwork at age 7.  He served as the 1998 and 1999 MDA State Goodwill Ambassador for North Carolina.  Samuel’s favorite activities include reading and karate.

Sunset Under the Pier


Lynn has an associate’s degree from El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., and works fulltime in aerospace engineering.  She has been taking photos for five years and recently began painting.

Square Curly Ash Bowl


After retiring from a gunpowder manufacturing firm, Tom began to fine-tune his wood crafting skills.  Using a chainsaw, bandsaw, a lathe and disc sander, he has crafted thousands of bowls, vases, lamps and platters from hunks from wood.  Tom uses wood from oak, maple, cherry, and other local trees, and even has used wood he brought home from a trip to Australia.   Tom exhibits his works at two major shows a year in Delaware.

Star Team


Milda is an award-winning professional artist, designer and instructor.  This artwork was featured in the 1996 MDA “Holiday Wishes” card collection.  Milda has published two books of humorous drawings and illustrates children's books.  She has also taught art for 16 years.

Sing Out


Milda is an award-winning professional artist, designer and instructor.  Her work was featured for four years on MDA Holiday Wishes cards.  “Sing Out!” was created specifically for the 1999 collection.

Sea Lion


Al has been involved in art all his life.  He has won numerous awards for his sculpture including first place in shows sponsored by the city of Beverly Hills and the Chambers of Commerce of Century City and Westwood in Los Angeles.  He is also a decorated World War II Marine having served in the Pacific Theater, including Guadalcanal.



Rosalie is interested in sculpting, watercolor painting, pastels and ceramics along with oil painting. She is retired from real estate sales, and does volunteer work for MDA and her church.


Amber created this artwork at age 15.  She graduated from Soldotna High School on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.  Amber is a former State Goodwill Ambassador and received the 1994 MDA Personal Achievement Award for Alaska.

Peaceful Watch

Formerly a pharmacist, Cato has studied art all her life, including stints in Europe and at the Art Students League of Denver.  She now creates commissioned art and other original works in several media.  This artwork was featured in the 1997 MDA “Holiday Wishes” card collection.