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By Jerrilyn Zavada
The Times 

EXCHANGE: Brain tumor patient uses art as therapy


August 11, 2017

STREATOR, Ill. (AP) — Jeremy Johnson has always had natural artistic ability, but in 2010 his interest in it took a new turn when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Johnson began having seizures and had to move back in to his parents' house in Ottawa.

"I began painting after the brain tumor," Johnson said. "I don't know what it was, I found it very emotional. I was always good at drawing but the abstract I could not do well. Couldn't let loose, let go. You know how they say yoga is meditative and therapeutic? I feel the same way about abstract painting."

He likes the idea that "there ar...

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