She was found on the doorstep of a hospital in Cambodia as a tiny newborn orphan – but after being rescued from a life of poverty by a British couple, a disabled young artist is taking centre stage at a London exhibition.
Tjili Grant Wetherill, 15, who suffers from cerebral palsy, endured a difficult start to life, weighing just 2lb 3oz when she was left at the facility in Phnom Penh.
After a month in intensive care, she was transferred to an orphanage beside the Mekong river and adopted by British couple James and Vik Grant Wetherill at just eight weeks old.
Specialists warned that she might never sit, stand or walk unaided, but her artistic talent was clear.
Chartered accountant Mr Grant Wetherill, 48, said: ‘Somehow she manages to grip a pencil and hold pastels and paint brushes in the palm of her hand.
‘The results are these vibrant paintings, which are proving very popular.’
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