Cancer Family: Part II, Without Him
Our story of cancer and family is ongoing, so the project also will continue. The first chapter of my project focused heavily on my parents, and I intend to spend the next chapter shifting focus to my mother, my family, and myself.
Now a widow at 59-years-old, my mother grieves the loss of my father while simultaneously coming to terms with her own life and illness.
In my photography, I will look at how she continues to live day-to-day, highlighting her personal resilience and strength while also looking at her support network: her kids. A cancer diagnosis affects the whole family, even those who are not sick, and while our situation may be unique, our story is a universal one and it has already touched the lives of many around the world. My hope is that it can continue to connect with others but also to inspire those experiencing illness, or their family and friends, and to remind them that in the face of death, one can truly experience what it means to live- a lesson I’ve learned throughout this project.