Michael Leon Davenport

Michael Leon Davenport

After Michael Leon Davenport lost his arms in an unfortunate childhood accident, he took it upon himself to learn to draw works of art with his mouth. His perseverance and talent is an inspiration to many in the city of Athens, Ga. © Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkosbourne@gmail.com

Michael Leon Davenport, 44,  paints at the Relay for Life celebration at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., on April 15, 2011. Davenport's father died of prostate cancer, so Davenport donated to Relay for Life by auctioning off one of his paintings.© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com

Michael Leon Davenport, 44, paints at the Relay for Life celebration at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., on April 15, 2011. Davenport’s father died of prostate cancer, so Davenport donated to Relay for Life by auctioning off one of his paintings.© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkosbourne@gmail.com

Michael Leon Davenport, 44,  paints at the Relay for Life celebration at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., on April 15, 2011. Davenport's father died of prostate cancer, so he donated paintings to be auctioned off to benefit Relay for Life in his honor. © Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com

Michael Leon Davenport, 44, paints at the Relay for Life celebration at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., on April 15, 2011. Davenport’s father died of prostate cancer, so he donated paintings to be auctioned off to benefit Relay for Life in his honor. © Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkosbourne@gmail.com

Michael Leon Davenport, 44, paints in Athens, Ga., on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Davenport lost his arms in an unfortunate accident as a child, but later taught himself to paint with his mouth. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Michael Leon Davenport, 44, paints in Athens, Ga., on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Davenport lost his arms in an unfortunate accident as a child, but later taught himself to paint with his mouth. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkosbourne@gmail.com)

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