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Adapt and Modify

by: Donavon Brutus, Tampa, Florida

I am normal - just not your type of normal.

quote by: Jadon L., 6th Grade, Louise R. Johnson Middle School of International Studies, Bradenton, Florida
teacher: Erika S. Phillips

Artist Statement

Yoga and meditation are two things that help me through difficult situations. They teach how to breathe when we are uncomfortable physically, mentally, or emotionally. These practices teach us how to adapt, and what to modify to accept our situation. I came across two athletes who embodied this idea. Despite being amputees, each found the strength to keep pushing and to grow stronger. Each embraced his obstacles, made modifications and adapted.

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