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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
Tue 22 Jun 2021 07.00 BST
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.
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