Henry Fraser has been paralyzed from the neck down after an accident in 2009 injured his spinal chord. With 90% of his body immobile, Fraser still managed to find an avenue to explore his passion for art and creativity. The dude has been drawing and painting sports portraits using only his mouth and they are sweet.
He spoke with Mashable about seeking out his passions regardless of limitations.
“At the beginning of the year I had an illness that meant I was bed bound for a few weeks. I was getting rather bored and found an app on my iPad that I could use for drawing by holding a stylus in my mouth and touching the screen. I loved it. I recently began drawing and painting with actual pencils and paint by attaching the utensils to a mouth stick. I’ve opened up a thoroughly enjoyable new chapter in my life.
It’s funny, but without that illness I would never have have rediscovered my love for drawing, painting and creating. Adversity has given me a gift. We cannot change the cards we are dealt in life. It’s all about how you and I play the hand.”
Take a look at the pics below.
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) June 28, 2015
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) June 3, 2015
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) May 23, 2015
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) June 17, 2015
My latest commissioned mouth drawing. The Angel of The North. pic.twitter.com/wDDetoNK7z
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) May 20, 2015
Preach, brotha. Preach.
When circumstances in life change through shocking events, sometimes you just have to ACCEPT WHAT IS AND ADAPT. pic.twitter.com/LfpQXYUopp
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) May 25, 2015