Chris Tynan was born in 1982. When diving into a swimming pool from the roof of a one-storey house, Chris, who was then 16 years old, suffered an injury to his neck which left him paralysed instantly (fracture of the C1 vertebral body and of the C2 processes as well as a dislocated fracture and subluxation of C4 and C5). Very soon the artist began to paint and draw with his mouth, preferably using a charcoal pencil. Chris is interested in music, people and in philosophy. Currently, he is in his second college year and has enrolled on Algebra II, Psychology I and Design I. His principal goal is to graduate from college, either majoring in graphic design or in psychology.
Date of birth: 22.03.1982
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.2003