Celebrating the Life of Jeffrey Hanson

It is with a heavy heart that I write these parting words about Jeffrey Hanson. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to get to know Jeff over these past few years. He was a remarkable young man who channeled the obstacles and challenges he faced with NF1 into amazingly beautiful artwork. He was a delight to be around, always smiling and eager to share his positive outlook on life. From naming his brain tumor “Clod” to creating vibrant and colorful art even when his own vision was limited, Jeff was simply inspirational. Please join me in extending our warmest thoughts and prayers to his family. Thank you for sharing Jeff with us.

— David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA