An accident that leaves someone 85 percent paralyzed would discourage many. But not for one Iranian man who used his unfortunate circumstance to discover a talent that is now touching thousands of people.
Through bleak circumstances, Mr. Sadeqi still managed to see the bright side. He believes all of this is the work of God. "Whatever happened, it was the wish of God. That accident changed my path completely," he says.
That path of painting inspires enthusiasm in a younger generation of students and admirers.
"He's very hard working," one admirer said. "From the condition that he has, there are a lot of things one can learn from him."
In addition to mentoring budding artists, what else does Mr. Sadeqi share with his young admirers? "I tell them about the passing of time," he says. "I tell them my pleasant feelings about life - I tell them that life is good, it's not bad."
Everyone has problems, Mr. Sadeqi says, but he believes we can accomplish more than we thought we were ever meant to.
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