How art helped save addict after accident

Story highlights

  • A 27-year-old painter lost a lot of dexterity in his right arm after crash
  • Brian Menish's mother suggested he try painting with his left hand
  • Menish gained his sobriety in 2014, after years of programs

Orange County Register

After life-altering accident leaves artist without use of his right hand, he learns with his left

He reached for the side of his head and felt his protruding skull, which had shifted in the accident. Through the blood and alcohol haze, he could feel part of his skull was not where it should be, and there was a gaping hole.