Born without hands, North Texas man turns challenges into something beautiful
Born without hands, Desmond spent much of his childhood in the hospital
“The quickest way to get me to do something and prove you wrong and not only prove you wrong, but shove your face in it was to tell me I wouldn’t be able to do something,” he said.
That meant doing everything to prove them wrong.
A big fan of superheroes, Desmond would spend hours drawing his favorite characters. He even found a way to turn his bullies into art. “I turn people into supervillains in my own little stories and stuff like that,” he said
He got to be pretty good, but eventually put his dream on hold for a job as a project manager at Scottish Rite Hospital, the same hospital that took care of him as a child. He’s been managing the IT systems there for about five years now.
Desmond’s hope is that his paintings will inspire us to look beyond the surface to see what’s truly underneath.
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