After completing his school education (primary and secondary school with school-leaving exam) Ancizar Antonio Henao Ramirez worked as a builder, doing various painting and plastering jobs. In 1996 he had an accident at work that left him in his current condition (he touched a high-voltage line). The grave accident resulted in the amputation of his left arm and right leg at the thigh. He can no longer use his right hand and his fingers for grasping anything. Within the framework of art and craft courses for the disabled, organised by the municipality, he began to paint with his mouth under the guidance of Maria Eugenia Reyes Manchola (Student Member of VDMFK). He immediately found it to his liking and he is making steady progress.
Date of birth: 07.03.1960
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2007