Local Artist Overcomes Tragedy To Memorialize Children

Local Artist Overcomes Tragedy To Memorialize Children

NBC4i.com | January 27, 2011 | By Cabot Rea

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CENTRAL OHIO — At 9 months of old, a high fever and strange bruising sent Samantha Bennett to the hospital.

With no answers, she was transferred to a pediatric hospital where the delayed diagnosis of bacterial meningitis proved devastating.

Bennett lost parts of all her fingers, half of one foot and that was not all.

“I am covered in skin grafts. My nose was almost gone, but I’m so grateful they saved my life,” she said.

Bennett underwent surgery after surgery, spending up to six months in the hospital at a time.

It was during that time, with nothing else to do, that she developed the love of drawing.

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