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Hot off the press – my recent documentary photo project, in book form, detailing my 93-year-old grandmother’s rehab and recovery from a broken patella.  

Rehab, Day 36, March 4, 2017

My grandmother’s goal was to make it out of rehab in time for her to attend her grandson’s wedding in New Orleans – a goal she achieved. Here, she receives a kiss from a great-grandson, the nephew of the groom, who played cello during the wedding ceremony.

Rehab, Day 21, Feb. 24, 2017

My grandmother became quite upset when she realized that she’d miss the blooming of her azaleas at home while she was stuck in rehab, following knee surgery.

To help lift her spirits, my mother drove my grandmother over to her home to enjoy the azalea blooms. This seemingly small gesture led to a complete turnaround in mood.

My grandmother broke into a smile just as a light breeze swept across the yard.

After visiting the flowers, they went to shul for erev Shabbat services. 

Rehab, Day 13, Feb. 17, 2017

Walking more than 50 feet in one session of O.T. for the first time

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

Rehab, Day 68, March 12, 2017

My grandmother achieved another significant milestone in her recovery from knee surgery. She is no longer in a knee brace and was able to drive herself to work for the first time since breaking her patella a little over two months ago. At 93 years old, she’s still driving and still working – amazing!