Beyond Adversity

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The Autistic Eco Artist

2016-0313 GrantThe following article was written by Adam Burroughs for Smart Business, but it was forwarded to me by a reader who knows I write and share articles about overcoming adversity.

Grant’s eco-friendly artwork is gaining national media attention, and winning awards for his eco-impressionism and outstanding contribution to the autism and special needs community. He is collaborating with Different Abilities, Inc. to package his art and promotional products.

My Opinion

I hear a lot of stories about how adversities have destroyed families, resulted in financial loss, left survivors unable to care for themselves, and reduced caregivers to episodes of depression. It is wonderful to hear stories of success like the stories in the embedded video.


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Thanks to Adam Burroughs of Smart Business for writing the article that caught my attention; Yash Semlani  getMADE founder and interviewer; artist Grant Manier for sharing his story; the film and sound crew for producing a high-quality video; YouTube for hosting the video in this post; the follower who shared the article with me; Different Abilities for assisting with the process; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the picture, video, and text in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.