Overcoming a Disability, Young Artist Raises $220,000 for Charities

Overcoming a Disability, Young Artist Raises $220,000 for Charities

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Jeffrey Hanson is an artist-philanthropistThe Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors outstanding young do-gooders in America each year. Ten middle and high school students selected this year from more than 29,000 applications each received a $6,000 cash prize and $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice.

One inspiring winner is a young artist Jeffrey Hanson, a junior at Horizon Academy in Roeland Park, Kansas, living with neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes severe loss of vision.

He has raised more than $225,000 for various charities by selling and donating original paintings and other artistic creations over the last five years.

(READ Jeffrey’s story in USA Today) – Read about more winners here

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