Meelis Luks was born as a completely healthy baby back in Soviet Estonia on 20 February 1968. However, for him, rhesus conflict was discovered a day later and by the time he received the blood transfusion the damage to the brain was already unrecoverable. Hence, he is not able to talk nor walk; lacking fine motor skills. He started to draw at an early age with a large felt marker. As a child, he tried to use his arms and fingers like everybody else until he saw a show about a person using her feet instead of her hands.