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Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo, a painter from Mexico City, survived the un-survivable.  In 1925 she was nearly killed in an accident between a bus and a trolley.  She broke her spinal column, collar bone, some ribs, her pelvis, shattered her right leg  ( my personal definition of shattered,  I believe 11 fractures in one limb qualifies as shattered ), crushed her right foot, dislocated her right shoulder and pierced through her abdomen by a handrail.  She had to endure  medical treatment  for the remainder of her life, as many as 35 surgeries  and ultimately the amputation of her right leg below the knee.

I would be hard pressed to come up with a favorite, although I do have eight that I especially love (in no particular order).

What Water Gave MeRootsTree of HopeWithout HopeFlower of LifeSelf Portrait with BonitoMemory
Her work is a vibrant diary of her life.  She took her pain and made it beautiful.
miablu dictu
Sources:
Biography.com
Frida Kahlo Foundation