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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
”F” Cancer.

In October 2013 my father was diagnosed with esophogeal cancer, after three years of battling he lost his battle on July 25th, 2016, he was 54 years old. They don’t tell you how hard it is to watch the strongest man you know loose touch with reality, that you’ll be constantly reassuring him that it’s going to be ok even though you know it isn’t, that you have to tell him over and over again that he can’t come home, he has to stay there, and that it will break your heart when you watch him take his last breath while you hold your mothers hand.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Albany, New York, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Jordan Lemley