Thursday, December 1, 2011

Child's art transcends disability

HCM City, Vietnam: Her parents named her Karishma, which means miracle, and she has lived up to her name. The daughter of Pepsico Viet Nam executive Hariharan Kannan was born with the intellectually challenging condition, Down syndrome, and all her developmental milestones were delayed.
Her parents' efforts to keep [her] engaged led them by chance to art teacher Cyndy Beaumont. Karishma blossomed under Beaumont's tutelage.
The works of each painter and painting technique she learned about fascinated Karishma, and to the surprise of her parents, her attention span expanded from several minutes to several hours that she would spend on a painting.

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