Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Untitled - Kane Urban

Artist: 

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

Untitled - Gregory Josh Montigny

Josh created this artwork at age 16 in an MDA-sponsored art workshop held in Providence.  He graduated from West Warwick High School and was a movie fan and football enthusiast.

Untitled - Gilbert Vasquez

Gilbert created this painting at age 12 at an MDA-sponsored children's art workshop held April 25, 1992, in San Antonio.  He is currently attending a university and taking general business courses.

Untitled - Brad Chidester

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.

The Garden

Sarah created this artwork at age 9.  She’s active in power soccer and church groups.  Sarah is attending Maryville University in St. Louis.  She served as the MDA 2001 National Goodwill Ambassador.

The Unforgettable Fire

Elsha created this artwork after the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City and Washington to be used as awards for local fire departments throughout Utah.  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.

This Baby Shines

Craig created his artwork at age 17.  In 2004 he received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University where he began painting on canvas.  Craig is active in theatre groups, singing and a car club.

The Birthday Tree

Sarah, who served as the MDA 2001 National Goodwill Ambassador, created this artwork at age 7.  She’s active in power soccer and church groups.  Sarah is attending Maryville University in St. Louis.   This artwork was featured in the 2001 Holiday Wishes card collection.

Summer Camp

Artist: 

Amanda created this artwork at age 13 while attending an MDA summer camp. At that time, her hobbies included swimming and music.

STS 63 and Me

Artist: 

Ken experienced the STS-63 Discovery space shuttle night launch on February 3, 1995.  This artwork began as a photograph that was digitally enhanced to express the stages of space flights as they move heavenward.  Ken received the 1994 State Personal Achievement Award for Illinois and is a former member of MDA’s National Task Force on Public Awareness.

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