Child Living with Cerebral Palsy Overcomes Adversities to Paint

Child Living with Cerebral Palsy Overcomes Adversities to Paint


EFFINGHAM – She’s the next Van Gogh… defying all the odds of cerebral palsy and then some, Lily Drake is the next big thing to hit the art scene.

Lily Drake was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when she was born and doctors didn’t know if she would ever move her hands or show emotion but Lily has been doing much more.

Lily’s father Daniel Drake said, “From when we were told that she’s not going to be able to do stuff to where she’s wanting to paint when she has good days. It’s really amazing to see.”

Lily soon to be 4 on Tuesday, has been painting small canvases with her hands that caught the attention of the founder of Roses from Linda a non-for-profit that aids families in travels and medical finances, TJ Hodges spotted Lily’s Facebook page and couldn’t believe how strong she was.

Hodges said, “I saw Lily on Facebook and fell in love with her. She is so inspiring the things that she goes through every day. It just lets people see that you know you shouldn’t give up on things if you think you’re having a bad day reconsider.”

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