Alvaro 21 years old

Alvaro was one of fifty students injured in the tragic dormitory fire at Seton Hall University in NJ in January of 2000. Ruled an act of arson, the fire also took the lives of three classmates. When brought into the burn center, Doctors gave Alvaro little chance of survival upon seeing his severely burned body in the burn center moments after the fire. Alvaro was temporarily put into a morphine induced coma and then endured a painful recovery process over the following years. As a result of his experience Alvaro changed his life ambition from computer science to physical therapy where he can help others recover from their burn and trauma injuries.

Oil on linen
50" x 40"
© 2005