Date of birth: 06.08.1999
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2023

Dominik Lozar was born in Novi Mesto on 6 August 1999. He attended primary and secondary school in Črnomlje.
In 2015, he was selected for the national handball team. On 3 January 2016, Dominik fell in the snow while playing in front of the house and sustained an injury to the 4th  cervical vertebra. The fracture caused major damage to his spinal cord and left him a complete quadriplegic.
The injury was followed by a year of treatments and rehabilitation. After the accident, he continued his education and finished grammar school with the Matura.
During recovery rehabilitation in 2019, he met a chess player who introduced him to chess, which he liked immediately.
Thereafter, chess became a great hobby for him. In the summer of 2021, he took part in an art workshop in Novi Mesto in honour and memory of his friend Gregor Janežič. At that time, Benjamin Znidaršič, a member of the VDMFK, gave him Janežič Gregor’s easel to paint on. Mr Vojko Gašperut, also a member of the VDMFK, invited him to try painting. After only a few paintings, he received many compliments, which motivated him to continue.

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