An this article by Renee Phillips about Frida Kahlo and the healing power of art......
An artist who epitomizes an individual’s triumphant spirit to
overcome challenges through creativity is Frida Kahlo. One of the most
respected women artists her art has been praised for its originality and
its surreal, dreamlike, and fantastical quality.......
At the age of six Kahlo was stricken with polio. At age 18 she was in
a bus when it overturned. She suffered numerous injuries including a
broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, and 11 fractures in her right
leg........ learn more of her strength and how she "created art that transcended her suffering"