Dogwood 52 Photo Challenge:
What are you grateful for? Show us.
This was a tough assignment to boil down, there’s so many things that I’m grateful for. I’ve a brain cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in Nov. 2014. It was deemed inoperable – until there wasn’t a choice -- removal or death.
After the removal I had to relearn everything from walking, talking, writing, reading, everything including using a toothbrush.
I’m grateful to all of the medical staff at the hospitals and rehab facilities, my wife, daughter, family, friends and neighbors.
At times I thought I would never be able to photograph again. Then, I remembered that my cell phone had a camera. I took a lot of hospital photos.
After the endless chemo and stem cell transplant (I’m in remission) I upgraded to a simple camera, twice, then I went back to my Nikon D700. Finally, I upgraded to a Nikon D810.
For me, photography is therapy. That is what I’m most grateful for.
Note: Now, I’m working with the ABTA (American Brain Tumor Association) and Light The Night so that I can give back.