Teenager overcomes degenerative illness with art
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Deaf and blind teenager becomes gallery's youngest artist

A deaf and blind teenager is celebrating becoming the youngest artist to hold an exhibition at her local arts centre.

Thirteen-year-old Ava, who had a rare degenerative brain illness, has been drawing all her life and used her art to communicate before she learned sign language.

Her work, which she creates using a tablet, will be exhibited at Garstang Arts Centre.

She said she was "a little bit nervous, but excited" about her upcoming show.

  • 12 Feb 2020
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