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A family says goodbye as a daughter documents her father’s final days Photographs by Breanna Daugherty
Story by Kyle Almond, CNN

她在医院的第一个晚上, 布兰娜·多尔蒂睡不着觉。

她在感情上还处于边缘, 她想保持清醒, 以防医生突然更新她的父亲托尼。他曾被空运到印第安纳波利斯和 m 达什; 距离他们的家乡印第安纳州保利和肾功能衰竭约两小时路程。

"所以我让妈妈睡觉了," 球州立大学摄影杏彩娱乐平台网站专业的大四学生布兰娜说。"我一直醒着, 我觉得灯光真的很有趣, 所以我开始拍照。我开始想: 如果我记录了这一点呢? "

在接下来的 1 0天里, 她用 iphone 拍照, 因为父亲的病情经历了波折。很多照片都包括她的母亲戴安娜, 因为他们每天去看望他五次, 等待好消息。

1月3日凌晨, 托尼·多尔蒂去世。他今年56岁。

有一段时间, 布兰娜不确定如何处理这些照片, 这些照片是生硬的、情绪化的, 显示了家人最脆弱的一面。但她最终决定创作一个照片故事, 并将其公之于众。

她说: "说到我的摄影, (父亲) 总是关心我的工作和我所报道的内容。"他总是支持我决定往哪个方向走。我相信他也会支持我做这个故事 "

布兰娜说, 近年来, 她的爸爸失去了母亲和两份工作, 因此正在与抑郁症和酗酒作斗争。她希望这个项目能给其他需要帮助的人敲响警钟。

"但也有点表明, 杏彩娱乐平台网站会一直持续到最后"

布兰娜·多尔蒂在今年1月父亲去世后发现了这些照片。她说: "他是一个勤奋的人, 努力给我们比成长过程中更好的生活。"他没有评价人, (他) 把每个人都当成朋友"

布兰娜的项目从这张照片开始, 1 2月 2 4日, 她和母亲睡在一个病房里。她写道: "我睡了整整 3 0分钟。"我更关心的是收到关于我父亲的最新情况, 以及我们的东西被偷的情况。所以我安慰妈妈, 她可以彻夜睡觉, 播放轻松的音乐来帮助她。

12月25日: “Before leaving for the hospital for the next three days, my mother requested I empty the bottle of tequila my father owned. … About a week later, I heard my mother tell a doctor he would go through this bottle within 3-5 days.

"我父亲又变得沮丧起来。今年早些时候失业, 难以找到另一份工作后, 他开始觉得自己更加无用。就在这个时候, 他开始变得更加生病了。

12月27日: “We had a routine for when we would go see him: early morning (8 a.m.), early afternoon (1 p.m.), late afternoon (4 p.m.), evening (8:45 p.m.) and late night (12 a.m.).

"对我打击最大的常规是, 我母亲吻她的手, 按他的额头, 然后抚摸着他的头发回来。她会在走出房间过夜前小声说 ' 我爱你 '、' 晚安 ' 或 ' 好起来 ' "

12月30日: “One thing my mother looked forward to in the waiting room was a good sunset. While looking out, she would point out buildings and make small talk about his progress. We talked about how it would be months before he was better, and how she was prepared to stay in the hospital with him until then.”

1月1日: “A doctor told us (my father’s) chances of fully recovering and being the same as before were very low. …

"随着时间的推移, 我开始听到 (母亲) 越来越多地祈祷。当她出去抽烟的时候, 当她去散步的时候, 当她试图入睡的时候, 她祈祷着。从我还是个孩子的时候起, 父母都没有表达过任何形式的宗教观点。在医院里就不一样了。她每天至少告诉他一次, 人们都在为他祈祷。她似乎乐观的祈祷在她身边。

1月2日: Breanna’s uncle visits the hospital in Indianapolis. Many more family members visited after her father’s condition had dramatically worsened.

1月2日: Breanna’s mother and one of her older brothers stand over her father. “Wake up, she pleaded while shaking his hand, tears streaming down her face as my oldest brother held her,” Breanna said. “It was the first time I saw her cry during those 10 days.

"对我来说, 最困难的是: 看着母亲乞求她生命中的爱, 不要离开她"第二天早上1点48分他就死了

1月3日: “At 1:45 p.m., we were home. I remembered I had bought (my parents) two presents. On Christmas, my mom said, 'We'll open them when your dad gets better.'

"看到给他的大礼物, 我意识到我会错过所有的小瞬间。他不会嘲笑我的手工卡片。他不会穿《每日杏彩娱乐平台网站》的领子, 这是我知道他会很自豪穿的。他也不会拿背划痕开玩笑 "

1月3日: “Nearly 14 hours later, we were discussing funeral arrangements. As a child, you never really think about planning your parent's funeral or filling out a death certificate and knowing how many you'll need.

"说到选择骨灰盒, 又一次打我了。我们为我母亲挑选了一个漂亮的木制的, 因为他是个木工。我和我的兄弟们挑选了象征性的骨灰盒, 永远保存。

1月4日: “My father was a hoarder. Boxes and boxes of old items: his favorite book in high school, ‘Lord of the Rings’; a broken razor; any card that had his name on it; guitar picks; a confiscated slingshot; too many hats. We had to go through it all.”

1月4日: “The first thing to be divided was old band T-shirts — some were too tattered to be worn. Then we moved onto his regular clothing and other items, each with a memory or purpose.”

1月6日: “The day had come to officially say goodbye. (My mother) adjusted his suit and made him look good one last time.

他穿着灰色西装, 栗色礼服衬衫, 褪色的蓝色领齐柏林 t恤和他最喜欢的一双橙色拖鞋。我母亲穿着栗色和灰色的衣服。在他手里, 他拿着吉他选秀权和我给他买的球州帽。他决定, 这将是唯一的帽子, 他将穿, 直到我毕业。

1月7日: “It was the last night before I left to come back to college, and I wondered if my mother would be OK in the house by herself. I think she knew because she would mention she has ‘the animals’ (two dogs and three cats) to keep her company. …

"在我去蒙西之前的几天里, 母亲偶尔会说: ' 他走了。他真的走了, 布雷 "我从来没有得到回应。我如何回应?没有什么能让你为你最大的支持者的死亡做好准备 "

布兰娜·多尔蒂 is a photojournalism student at Ball State University. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the Ball State Daily News. Follow her on Facebook, 因斯塔格拉姆 and Twitter.

照片编辑器: Brett Roegiers