The Telethon Girl


Tayla Divitini © Graham Smith

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The Telethon Girl
Series: My Heroes and Portraits
30cm x 40cm.
Oil on canvas.
Ref # 200424.
Completed December 2004.


Tayla Divitini was the 2004 Telethon Child in Western Australia. In press releases she was described as vibrant, charismatic, inspirational and many many other things. I agree with all of them.
She lives with symptoms of osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disorder) and cerebral palsy which affects her leg muscles resulting in her having to wear legsplints.
I have not had the privlege of meeting Tayla but cannot think of her without being inspired by her courage and zest for life.
Hari Om



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