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Sculptor Overcomes Brain Injury To Show The World Beautiful (VIDEO)

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Alonzo Clemons suffered a brain injury in his infancy that impacted his ability to learn and communicate, forcing him to overcome a multitude of hardships in the aftermath. Yet this hasn't hindered his ability to sculpt and see the world in a way we can all be inspired from.

The uplifting profile of Clemons was created by The Good Line in association with What I Thought I Saw, who had only positive things to say about Clemons:

When he was a toddler, Alonzo Clemons suffered a brain injury. It forever changed the way he learns and communicates but also the way he interprets the world around him. Very early it became clear to Alonzo that he had to sculpt. He was institutionalized for ten years in a state hospital which wasn't a pleasant experience, but he continued to find ways to make delicate figures with his hands. When they wouldn't give him clay, he would scrape warm tar from the parking lot.

Despite his limitations Alonzo continues to sculpt outside of Boulder, Colorado.

To learn more about Clemons and his work, be sure to visit his website here.

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