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Dergin Tokmak "The Artist on Crutches" Born in German of Turkish parents, Dergin Tokmak, nicknamed "Stix," contracted polio as an infant and was left with very limited control of his legs. Despite moving through life on hand crutches, Dergin was determined to dance and by age 12 years he began to teach himself how to break-dance using his crutches as props in his moves. In 2004, at age 31, he joined the dance performance company "Cirque du Soleil" as “Varekai” the "limping angel” & has been thrilling audiences ever since. Be amazed as you watch him in this YouTube of him break-dancing, & if you're inspired, check out his teaching YouTube where he shows you some of the basics of dancing on crutches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--U_yJZtHlc). Absolutely AMAZING! 
Stephen Wiltshire "A Brush of Brilliance" Stephen Wiltshire, born in London UK to West Indian parents, was mute & displayed many developmental delays as a child. At age 3 years he was diagnosed with autism. By age 5 years he began to display great interest & talent in drawing. Stephen has an extraordinary talent in detailed drawing, especially architectural drawing, aided by an exceptional visual memory. He received formal training in the arts at the the prestigious City and Guilds of London Art School. Stephen is extraordinarily productive; with his art highly prized world round, Stephen is a one man industry! In 2006, in recognition of his services to the art world, Queen Elizabeth II named Stephen a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). That same year he founded his own permanent art gallery in London's historic Royal Opera Arcade. More recently, Stephen was named an Honorary Life Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Illustrators. Check out these stunning YouTubes about Stephen and watch him at work; click over to his online gallery and check out some of his latest work, or over to his biography page.  
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