Clarissa Ortiz is a young artist with Down syndrome, severely to profoundly hearing impaired, speech impaired, physically handicapped, and bipolar. Being home-schooled by her Mom, Malu Tiongson-Ortiz, Clarissa's artistic bent was discovered and honed. She makes incredibly beautiful portraits in acrylic and oil pastels, enhanced by Mom's finishing touches.
God created Clarissa for a special purpose. While Malu taught her how to draw and paint, Clarissa taught her the more important things in life--- unconditional love, patience, perseverance, contentment and simplicity.
Clarissa is one of God's greatest gift to her family.
"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26