Frida Kahlo was a bright young woman who had no intentions of being a famous artist. At first, she studied medicine at the national preparatory school with dreams of becoming a famous doctor. Tragically on September 17,1925 on her way home from school, she was involved in a bus accident that seriously affected her life. Frida was found by her then boyfriend Alejandro Gómez Arias with a section of the hand rail pierced deeply in her body. Doctors believed that there was no chance of saving her life and they "tended to other less seriously injured victims". However Gómez begged for them to help his girlfriend until she was finally rushed to emergency surgery. Still, no one had faith that she would survive. Once she awoke form her coma, she found herself in a full body cast only showing her head. She felt the excruciating pain in her stomach, as well as the pain she felt from her fractured pelvis, dislocated shoulder, and fractured spine. Despite all the pain, she only thought of her sweetheart who had not come to visit her since the day of the accident.
When Frida was finally able to move one of her arms, she began to write letters to her boyfriend about the pain she felt, and how she missed him. She begged for him to return, but...
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... an incredible artist. Frida was a generous woman who helped other artists improve their skills and their thoughts on canvas. She helped her students, who called themselves los Fridos, understand and appreciate their Mexican heritage which helped them express themselves.
Her influences remain in landmarks, restaurants, and even cults. People liked Frida's personality and they relate with her creative sense and her pain and suffering. However her skills and talent were not recognized soon enough. Now, after her death, a museum was put up exhibiting her artwork, and people still gather there today to look at her artwork in amazment.
Even with Frida dead for almost two decades, she is still celebrated and thought of as a great woman. When she had died, at her funeral their last tribute was, " Friend, sister of the people, great daughter of Mexico; you are still alive."
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