Karen Wheeler doesn’t let muscular dystrophy curtail her artistry

Karen Wheeler doesn’t let muscular dystrophy curtail her artistry

Las Vegas Review-Journal | March 31, 2011 | By Steve Bornfeld

What strikes you about her prison is how utterly pointless a prison can be.

It’s made of her body. It’s incapable of containing her.

This inmate has wings.

“The doctor told my parents I wouldn’t live past a year,” says Henderson artist Karen Wheeler, 55, born in Kansas with spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy. “Of course, the doctor died. Hahahaha!”

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