Tuesday, November 27, 2007

second chance

he had a 50/50 chance of surviving a heart surgery to remove a clot but he pulled through - the first thing he saw when he woke up was his wife of 50 years, and he said, "well, look at you."

Thursday, November 22, 2007

tday road race

i had to cover a annual race today for tday. here runners pass a discarded program.

gobble gobble.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

tough story

this family lost a 2-year-old when it pulled a television set on herself and it killed her. very, very, sad to hear this.

home health care

outtake from a shoot on home health care- here he's getting repiratory therapy

Sunday, November 18, 2007

wheelchair rugby

will is an awesome guy - and the best player on the connecticut wheelchair rugby team.

here he rests in the hotel after a match with his wife and an icepack for an injured shoulder.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

early morning wait

outside the hospital in the d.r.

hospital rounds without power

from the d.r. trip - the woman with the most serious medical procedure gets checked on late at night without power at the hospital. she almost died but i'm very happy to report that she pulled through and is now much better.


her mom is dying and now the daughter is now taking care of her - the older woman has esophageal cancer and now has to be feed through a feeding tube. amazing to watch the devotion of this daughter.

pet therapy

an outtake from an assignment for an adults with alzheimer's disease and pet therapy

a room with a view

from by my bed, beautiful to wake up to on a foggy, rainy morning

Sunday, November 11, 2007

vet day

i went around to various cemeteries today feature hunting for veteran's day and came across this - the woman at left was married to a man who is buried at the state vet cemetery. the son is pictured at center - he came to tell his dad the news that he just got engaged to the woman at right. i was doing fine getting the info until he told me this story as tears rolled down his face, and i found myself crying as well. it was an emotional exchange that made me very glad to witness this moment, and i'm thankful to them for opening up to me.

i'm continually amazed of the beauty and power of daily life.

medical mission trip

back from a trip to the dominican republic documenting a local medical mission team - here one of the members consoles a child who was pretty scared before surgery on a hernia. great to do some work again out of the country and amazing to see what can be done in one week by this team.

Friday, November 02, 2007

last post for a bit

i'm heading out of the country for a week so blog will be awol till nov 11th or so. here's a shot from today though before i head out of a disabled vet that is going to get some assistance soon. a profile on his situation. really nice man, served in korea.