Mali #5

This is an image of little Tidiane from the Orphelinat Niaber. Tidiane is a serious little toddler. We noticed he often played alone and wondered why. We soon realized the problem when we noticed him dragging himself over to us. When I picked him up I realized his thin legs lacked muscle tone. I played with him and gave him physical therapy. He loves being held. The physical therapy is ongoing and we are trying to secure braces for him.

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Tina Cornely is a long standing humanitarian and environmental activist. She is the former Director of Technology of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the former Director of Operations at the Miami Art Museum in Miami, Florida. Ms. Cornely believes that art is healing and revealing. In her own words, we can express with art what we cannot express with words. When we use art to teach others, we help increase their critical thinking skills exponentially. Art can also be a means to generate a revenue source. And when you make art out of trash, everyone benefits.

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