So nine years ago I was in a bad car accident. I lost my job, couldn’t work, and struggled to stay in my home that I had just bought. The accident left me with several herniated discs which compromised my ability to hold a regular job. I had time to think about things while I layed there in pain and discomfort. I realized that I could still imagine anything I wanted to, so I decided to get creative and think outside of the box. Once I was able to get back on my feet I started tinkering around in my shop doing small creations. It wasn’t long until I realized that people were buying all of my artwork up as fast as I could make it. I then thought, why not keep doing this and see where it takes me. A few years later I sold a collection of dinosaurs to a science museum called Cosi located in downtown Columbus Ohio. Huge accomplishments can come from pursuing a dream even if everyone else thinks it’s bogus. When something gets you down there’s always an upside to things. I learned that the series of events that placed me in the spot I was in, was only a test to see how strong willed I was in pursuing my own dream, my own path. Now I try to pass on the message of doing what you are good at and what makes you happy is the best path for you even if it’s the hardest. If you’re driven, focused and stay persistent you can achieve anything. Find out what you’re capable of. The world needs more dreamers…


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Dan McCauley