Jennifer Fortuna, MS, OTR/L
Tom Yendell, an artist based in Hampshire, England, provided the cover art for the Summer 2018 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Silk Flowers” is a mouth painting made from acrylic on silk. Born a bilateral congenital amputee, Tom has learned to use his toes the same ways others use their hands. Tom relies little on aids and adaptations in his everyday life. He believes learning to do things your own way is empowering. As a world-renowned mouth and foot painter, Tom is a living example of how barriers can be overcome by doing things differently. Through his art and charitable works, Tom applies his creative energy, organizational skill, and determination to inspire others to live life to the fullest.
Fortuna, J. (2018). Overcoming Barriers by Doing Things Differently. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1552