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Quadriplegic painter follows creative passions

Quadriplegic painter follows creative passions

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

News 8,
By Sarah Cody
April 11, 2022

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – We’re continuing to share the story of a quadriplegic painter in Meriden as new challenges fuel his passion.

The quadriplegic man paints with his mouth after a devastating diving accident left him paralyzed. When we first met Ryan Rosario in August of 2020, he had just created a piece for Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, honoring heroes in the pandemic.

It was not long after his injury that Rosario fought through dark days that inspired his art and life. Rosario’s 36-year-old wife was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer. 

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