The Masterpiece

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Benjamin Sloetjes was like any normal 18 year old. He was athletic, fun-loving and full of life and potential.

On September 19, 2002, the car he was working under, slipped and fell, crushing him and leaving his brain unable to receive oxygen for twenty minutes. The prognosis was not good. He was in a coma, on life support and doctors were certain that if he were to live, he would be blind and unable to communicate.

Miraculously, he pulled through and after seven months, he came home. Due to the brain injury his journey led him to received many years of intense therapy to improve his walking and balance, speech pathology, cognitive and fine motor skills. Benjamin is now creating art to encompass all of these therapies.

Benjamin’s art is very unique! He creates greeting art cards as well as paintings in a variety of sizes. His art-work has become very therapeutic and it gives him a sense of purpose in his life. Although his journey has drastically changed it’s course since his accident, he has chose to find an outlet to help him stay positive.

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You to can have a piece of Benjamin’s art. Visit www.bensloetjes.com and you can pick the colors you’d like for him to create a masterpiece of your own.

Michelle Wolfe

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