Relearning Photography After Brain Cancer, Shot by Shot

petapixel.com - 05-11

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I was a 45-year-old photographer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when my world flipped upside down. In November 2014, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. It was aggressive and extremely rare, and it grew larger despite the doctor’s attempts with steroids. By mid-December, I was already in the hospital, unable to walk or talk. The tumor was inoperable… until I became non-responsive and my options shrank to surgery or death. The emergency surgery saved me but left me unable to care for myself.