15-month-old keyara is undergoing treatment for leukemia and her parents, ben and nadine, have recently been evicted, so the three of them along with her sister syara have all moved back in with ben’s parents while they figure their shit out. i photographed this literally a few hours before irene slammed into vermont so it’s an assignment i’d forgotten about until this blog update cycle, but man. i’m glad they let me spend some time with them. three nice images, only room for one in the paper. c’est la vie.

ben told me that even just talking about their pet parakeet calms her down when she’s fussy or scared in hospitals. funny, what can bring a person comfort.


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