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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 Five, Feb. 8, 2017

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Re-claiming a sense of normalcy and routine while cooped up in rehab.

Rehab, Day Two, Feb. 5, 2017

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My grandmother’s first steps on her own, following knee surgery.

Rehab, Day 11, Feb. 14, 2017

First time in physical therapy to stand on her own, without the use of a walker, following knee surgery

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.