Aiello learned how to open containers using her mouth as well as her hands, and to flick brushes across her face while holding them between both of her palms.
The benefits were both mental and physical.'I feel like emotionally, it made me revisit the person I was before my accident, with a passion of trying to beautify things,' she said.'It was therapeutic for me because I didn't have much wrist function and finger function, so I had to use the muscles that I did have after my injuries.
These are the journalistic equivalent of Helen Keller jokes, which makes them so damned much fun! The first Teamster notices that the second Teamster keeps looking down at a snail near his foot and getting more and more on edge. “That snail wasn’t hurtin’ any thing.” “The hell you say,” the second Teamster yells.
Finally, the second Teamster stomps the snail and crushes it into snail dust and slime. “That damned snail’s been followin me around all day! – How many Teamsters does it take to unload a tractor-trailer? – How can you tell the Teamsters’ kids at the local playground?
Her technique is so precise she can even complete a flawless winged eye-liner in just a few strokes, as shown in one of her tutorials - something she knows takes a lot of patience, 'even as an able-bodied person'.
She also uses her mouth to remove a lipstick cap, and her mouth to twist out the baton.
Her makeup videos have been viewed about 9,000 times each, and Aiello has also posted vlogs in which she answers questions about her life as a quadriplegic.In his blog, Kettering wrote about his life both before and after his accident, explaining the 'intense depression' and frustration he felt at being 'stuck in the house' after his accident.One of his carers, Sacha Taylor, was only a few feet away from him when he made his fateful decision on Sunday.After Aiello got out of the hospital, her aunt, who is also an occupational therapist, helped her get brush holders that wrap around her fingers, which enables her to do other people's make-up.Her lifelong ambition to become a cosmetologist is materializing, as she is now a licensed make-up artist.