Legally blind artist raises $1 million with his art

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/21/legally-blind-artist-painting/2499559/

    It would've been easy for Jeff Hanson to mourn at the tender age of 12 when doctors discovered an optic tumor that helped explain why he was losing his vision, but the soon-to-be philanthropist had a better idea.

    He became a self-described "accidental artist" showing others how he saw the world with vibrant illustrations, first on note cards before moving to canvas paintings and later to designs for women's dresses.

    Seven years later, with roughly 1,300 paintings under his belt, Hanson has reached a goal originally set on his 19th birthday: to reach $1 million in donations for charities by the time he was 20. He did it with time to spare, reaching the mark at the annual Make-a-Wish Gala in North Texas earlier this year. He turns 20 on Sept. 30...........more....

    One of his paintings....amazing!

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    Yes, it is an amazingly beautiful painting!
     

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