Lola had a stroke when she was 18 months of age. Today she undergoes physical therapy and rides horses to build her muscles and increase her abilities in her right arm and leg. Mostly though, she’s just a total badass. She rides motorcycles, drives her little car (taking her brother and dog for rides sometimes), jams with her band and pumps iron. Here are a few of my favorite shots from hanging with Lola.
Last week I got to photograph an awesome young lady who lost her leg due to a rare genetic disorder that makes it hard to heal. Despite this setback, she is training for the paralympics. Though she only got her new leg 3 weeks ago, she is already walking and training on it. Covering stories like these really makes me realize the strength people are truly capable of.