A true hero, Dwayne Szot, founder of Zot Artz, wants to make a difference in the lives of children living with disabilities. He grew up in the foster care system in the Midwest with kids of all levels of disability. Szot says that his unique upbringing inspired him to have the courage to create the first painting wheelchair. He gives these children the gift of painting and believes that their physical limitations shouldn’t limit them from having a full life.
One of the children Dwayne has impacted is an 8-year-old girl named Madison, who has spinal muscular atrophy type II, a motor neuron disease that prevents her muscles from developing. As she grows, her muscles will remain the same, so she will continue to become weaker. Dwayne’s inventions are giving her the opportunity to experience something new and fun. Creating art also connects Madison even more with her family as they experience the wonder together. Watch this video and be inspired!