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Rehab, Day One, Feb. 4, 2017

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My cousin gave our grandmother a plush red monkey toy to comfort her in bed. She named it Valentino in honor of Valentine’s Day. 

Rehab, Day 26, March 1, 2017

Throughout her rehab process, my grandmother has demonstrated tremendous strength, determination and, of course, patience with my camera following her around nearly every step of the way. She truly has given me full access, often remarking, “What choice do I have?” The image, here, was made the morning of her discharge from rehab – just in time for her to travel to New Orleans to attend my cousin’s wedding on March 4.

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Amsterdam (Hasselblad 503, Kodak Tri-X 400) by alejandro lifschitz

Rehab, Day 10, Feb. 13, 2017

Re-building strength in occupational therapy 

Rehab, Day Two, Feb. 5, 2017

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Words of encouragement from my grandmother’s great-granddaughter (and my niece) who has autism. The message reads: “Get well soon to play drum set. For Grandma.” Notice the bandaged knee depicted in the drawing.