Claudia Carolina Ortega Iturbe was born on 27 May 1984 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. At the age of 16 she was involved in a terrible car accident where she fractured her cervical vertebrae 4-6 with spinal cord compressions. 2005 was the year when she laid the foundation for mouth painting. In the course of a painting workshop for the disabled organised by Lidia Cháidez (mouth painter and Student Member of VDMFK) Claudia learned about our Association. She has been taking regular painting lessons from Ms Cháidez since that time.
Date of birth: 27.05.1984
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2008