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In the beginning, back in 2008

Ash Brittenham
Ash Brittenham

Montpelier, Vermont – March 6, 2008

A special portrait was unveiled Thursday that could help find a cure for a deadly disease.

It is a picture of Ash Brittenham. He’s a 4th grader with muscular dystrophy– a condition that weakens muscles. An artist created the image of Ash with Spiderman– using tissue paper painted by Ash’s classmates at Union Elementary school in Montpelier. Marvel Comics granted the group permission to make 250 posters to sell to raise money. All of it will go toward funding research to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.

“What I loved about this project is that it was collaborative– it involved all the children and the reason I wanted to help is because I care deeply about children, particularly children with disabilities,” says artist Kristina Lutes of Portraits for Charity.

“It’s cool to be in a painting… Raising money for the scientists who are trying to find a cure,” says Ash, 10.

Lutes donated the painting to Ash– and he in turn decided to have it stay at school for the rest of the year.

Kristin Carlson – WCAX News

**Purchase a $3.00 poster of Ash and Spiderman and help support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!