Schoolboy’s pictures of a life with brain injury are acclaimed
A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy with brain injury has had his therapeutic artworks displayed at a major London art gallery. Ben Whymark, from Didcot, volunteered to paint pictures for the Oxfordshire-based Child Brain Injury Trust to show what it is like to live with a brain injury. The All Saints Primary School pupil suffered his brain injury when he was 16 months old after contracting pneumococcal meningitis and septicaemia. He suffered damage to his frontal lobes and at the back of his brain and had to learn how to walk and talk again. But through his painting Ben hopes to show others just what life is like for him.