Artist Jared Dunten

An Opt for Optimism Film

Jared Dunten was paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident in the Rio Grande. With relentless hope and optimism, he’s on a mission to “paint himself out of the wheelchair” by advocating research for paralysis from spinal cord injury.

The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation raises money for paralysis research to support therapy for hundreds of patients in Austin and beyond. We are proud to support their efforts and hope you will consider supporting them too.

Even as difficult and as hard as this is, I’m still going to work to make something beautiful or meaningful.— Jared Dunten