Artwork by boy with cerebral palsy tours nation

07/23/2009 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Not every artist can claim a national tour for their works, but Alex McKay, a 12-year-old artist with cerebral palsy, can say that of his drawing of a car in the "Celebrating Who I Am" exhibition. Painting is therapy and a creative outlet for Alex, his parents and teachers say. Alex, who uses a motorized wheelchair, has developed special techniques to compensate for muscle weakness while painting and drawing.

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