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Artists with Disabilities Design Rare Starbucks Cards

Artists with Disabilities Design Rare Starbucks Cards

From an early age, Lindsay Abromaitis-Smith loved creating art, which led her to become a puppetry artist and sculptor as an adult. She was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2012. Sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS is a rapidly progressive neurological disorder that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. But she didn’t let the disease stop her from expressing creativity. She now uses her feet to paint. “I am most proud of the fact that I am still thriving despite the changes my body has gone through,” said Abromaitis-Smith. “I think my best work has come out of me pushing against my limitations. Painting has given me life again. I have a purpose to make the world more beautiful than when I arrived. I consider myself a caterpillar who has turned into a butterfly and I want to help others living with disabilities le...

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