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Autistic “Firebird” donating his artwork to disability charity


AUTISTIC “Firebird” Phoenix Gohman will be selling his caricatures and donating the money to charity at Disability Awareness Day on July 15, under “Stop Think Relax” promoted by his mother, Heidi Kure.

Those three simple words have been used throughout his 21 years to make better choices for his Autism and impulse control disorders.

It’s a strategy that she is sharing in hopes that it will grow, to assist not just people with disabilities but for their caregivers as well.

Described as a Firebird by Mum Heidi, she said: “In fact who is not guilty of a little bit of impulse control sometime in their life!”

Phoenix’s confidence in his art, and the fact that he thinks he looks like Chris Martin from Coldplay, prove that all things are possible with a CAN DUE attitude if we just take a moment to stop think and relax……..and smile.

Using an original photo of Phoenix taken by American photographer, Jill Harderster, taken when Phoenix was still a boy, along with sketches done by Phoenix, some items will be on sale at the Disability Awaress Day helping raise funds for the Warrington Disability Partnership.



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