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A portrait of my father during the final months of his battle with ALS

‘In this photograph I am holding my father’s hand and working a shutter release cable.

You can clearly trace his distinct features which remain striking and handsome through his illness.

I have always been told I look like my dad and this photo is a reminder of our bond and closeness’

 

Photograph: Rahim Fortune

 

Tears over Texas: grief and gunshot wounds in the American south – in pictures

Rahim Fortune’s intimate photographs deal with his father’s death from a rare disease,

as well as racial politics and the mystery of abandoned buildings

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Tue 22 Jun 2021    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jun/22/
tears-over-texas-grief-and-gunshot-wounds-in-the-american-south-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lou Gehrig's disease / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis    ALS        UK / USA

 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS,

is a disease of the nerve cells

in the brain and spinal cord

that control voluntary muscle movement.

 

ALS is also known

as Lou Gehrig''s disease.

http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/
amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis/overview.html - broken link

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jun/22/
tears-over-texas-grief-and-gunshot-wounds-in-the-american-south-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/02/
health/als-icebucket-treatment.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/02/
908874110/drug-combination-slows-progression-of-als-and-could-mark-new-era-in-treatment

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2019/05/07/
720988651/tiny-desk-contest-contestant-bernie-dalton-dies-after-battling-als

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/12/
675696565/former-nfl-player-tim-green-has-a-new-opponent-als

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/
arts/sam-shepard-novel.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/06/
476872164/nearing-lifes-end-a-mother-reflects-on-the-most-important-thing-i-did

 

 

 

 

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/
the-ethics-for-doctors-in-helping-a-patient-die/

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/
business/hal-finney-cryptographer-and-bitcoin-pioneer-dies-at-58.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2013/jul/01/
stephen-hawking-watch-the-trailer

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/
health/policy/in-ill-doctor-a-surprise-reflection-of-who-picks-assisted-suicide.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/us/
dr-richard-k-olney-als-researcher-dies-at-64.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/
technology/15speech.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speech-impaired        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/
technology/15speech.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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