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Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo was an incredible woman whose many tragedies affected her to put her tales into her paintings. She was born in July 6th 1907 into a Mexican Roman Catholic mother who had been of Spanish and Indian respectable along with a German photographer father (Fabiny). Frida had three sisters, Mitilde and Adriana, who had been older and Christina who had been younger. She learned about Mexican history, art and architecture by looking at her father's photography. When Frida was six she contracted polio and it turned out to be a very long time before she'd cure completely. After surviving polio, Frida's right leg became feeble and thin, so her father encouraged her to play sports to help her (Fabiny). Frida was a really wise girl although she missed a lot of school because of the polio. She had a photographic memory and learned to speak Spanish, English, and German. She had been so smart her parents enrolled her at the National Preparatory School in Mexico City. This was where she would eventually meet Diego Rivera who was famous for his murals. Frida would see him perform on his mural at her college (Fabiny). After school one day in September she took a bus home in Mexico City into Coyoacin. This can be the day which will change her life forever. The bus was on was struck by a street car and the bus had been crushed. Among the arm rails from the bus chair went via Frida's hip and outside her genitals (Briley). She was carried to the hospital by ambulance and doctors did not believe she would survive. Frida's spinal column and a number of different bones were shattered and broken (Briley). She was no longer able to go to college to be a doctor since the incident left her as a invalid. She was to stay in the hospital for a month in a complete...