“My name is Benny, known in the graffiti world as Diar. I have been an artist my whole life. I started writing graffiti at the age of 11, and was an active writer until February 2008, when a bad car accident left me paralyzed from the neck down.
Medical problems from the accident almost killed me 10 times in the weeks following my accident. I am very thankful to still be alive and have been working very hard to regain as much of my independence as possible. Throughout my recovery, I have remained dedicated to art, exploring other mediums. I have started to use acrylics and I paint using my mouth to control the brush.
Because I did not have medical insurance at the time of my injury, I qualified and am now on Medi-Cal. I am thankful for the coverage I have but it only covers the basics and not even that sometimes. The therapy and other support I receive now has been made possible because of the donations from others. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed directly, donated or purchased art at a benefit, as well as those who have donated their facilities or time to help make the benefits happen. It is deeply appreciated.”
This shit is motivational! Benny Diar