Dylan Thompson, 24, was diagnosed with Duchnne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) when he was only five years old. DMD is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Although the muscles in his body are weak, he does not let this limit his ability to pursue his dreams.
While he was a student at Harborfields High school in 2012, he had to take an art class to graduate. That was where he became intrigued with creating his own designs. His teacher challenged the class with an assignment to draw a flower with pencil by hand. Even though drawing by hand proved to be difficult for Dylan, he still managed to accomplish it. His teacher gave him the idea to scan his work into Photoshop to make designing easier. Now, he could do all the things he wanted to do that he couldn’t do with a regular paint brush. Since he is still able to use his hands and fingers, he worked with the mouse to create colors and textures that make his designs one-of-a-kind.
Over the past five years, he has been designing and selling his original designs on greeting cards, canvases and metallic prints through his website and at numerous craft shows across Long island. A percentage of his proceeds go towards research on finding a cure for DMD. His pursuit will not stop there because he plans on expanding and incorporating his graphic designs into home goods and home decor. This keeps him working every day towards pursing his dreams of becoming a successful artist. He wants to prove to people that you can do anything you put your heart and soul into.
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