HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Artist Treana Suggs likes to create work based mostly on themes.
She described just a few of them utilizing one phrase.
“That is happiness,” she mentioned.
“This one is highly effective.”
She went on to explain others as representing braveness and compassion.
Suggs’ artwork actually blossomed whereas working with the artwork director at Nevins, Inc., a assist place for adults with disabilities in Charlotte.
When that program ended, her dad and mom had been inspired to maintain offering an outlet for Suggs to color as a result of others might see her expertise.
Her dad and mom, Tracey Suggs and Keisha Suggs, watch proudly as they see their daughter excel at what she enjoys doing regardless of beforehand listening to much less optimistic outlooks concerning Treana’s future.
“When Treana was born and so many others which are in our household scenario, you might be offered with nice limitations. They bring about the restrictions to you, they usually say what they’re not going to have the ability to do whether or not it’s from a studying or an academic standpoint or bodily standpoint,” Treana’s father Tracey Suggs mentioned.
“We by no means informed her or handled her like she had particular wants, so she didn’t even know she had Down syndrome till most likely… highschool,” Treana’s mom Keisha Suggs mentioned.
“…due to that that we handled her like anybody else, she was capable of attain her true potential.”
Tracey and Keisha raised Treana to imagine that her targets are by no means out of attain.
She maintains that very same confidence right this moment.
“Maintain going. I place confidence in my life. Sure, I do,” she mentioned.
Treana is grateful for her upbringing.
“They’re very superb dad and mom in my life, and I’m blessed, and I’ve good reminiscences about them elevating me.”
“We all the time say, God mentioned, ‘We’re all in a position,’ in order that message is to by no means protect your little one or that liked one away from exploring life,” Tracey Suggs mentioned.
One in every of Treana’s work is inside Foster’s Care Facility in Excessive Level.
Nonetheless, her work has gained assist as far-off because the New England area.
Her household says there’s a man who travels from Boston, Massachusetts every year to gather Treana’s work.
Treana doesn’t presently have a social media account, but her father is accepting any inquiries about her artwork through his social media platform.