Mick Ebeling founded the Not Impossible Foundation, a nonprofit that develops creative solutions to real-world problems.
Raised in a family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Mick Ebeling is founder of the Not Impossible Foundation, an organization comprised of thinkers, dreamers, and doers, with a mission to take ideas that once seemed impossible to possible, when the right people are connected and empowered.
After befriending ALS patient and renown street artist named Tempt, he and a team of programmers, hackers, artists and inventors developed the EyeWriter -- a low-cost eye-tracking device that allows artists with the nerve disease ALS to draw using only their eyes. Since it’s creation, the EyeWriter has achieved noteworthy press and appearances including Time Magazine’s “Top 50 Inventions of 2010” as well as being honored at Advertising Age and Creativity’s 2010 “The Idea Conference.”
He is also the founder of The Ebeling Group, an international production company and creative think tank, representing some of the world's leading design and directing collectives.
He says: "If not now, then when? If not me, then who?"
"“That was the first time I’ve drawn anything in seven years. I feel like I had been held under water, and someone finally reached down, and pulled my head up so I could take a breath.”"Tempt
“That was the first time I’ve drawn anything for seven years. I feel like I had been held underwater, and someone finally reached down and pulled my head up so I could breathe.”— quoting graffiti artist TEMPT
“We’ve created a device that has absolutely no limitations. There’s no insurance company that can say ‘no.’ There’s no hospital that can say ‘no.’ Anybody who’s paralyzed now has access to draw or communicate using only their eyes.”