Paralyzed Georgia teen paints with a purpose

ALBANY, GA (WALB) One South Georgia teen is giving back to the hospital she says gave her new life and a new talent.

With each brush stroke, Hannah Croker works toward a masterpiece.

Amazingly, the 17-year-old paints each stroke with her mouth.

“It helps me cope and get over things and change my outlook on things,” said Croker.

When she was 14, she almost died in a car crash. It left her paralyzed.

“When I first got here I was very upset and mad at everything,” explained Croker. “I didn’t think I could do anything really.”

But with the help of her nurses she’s living a new life and bringing hope to others through art. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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