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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

她在医院的第一晚, Breanna 多尔蒂睡不着。

她的情绪还是很紧张, 她想清醒一下, 以防医生突然更新她的父亲托尼。他已经被空运到印第安纳波利斯 — 大约两个小时的距离他们的家乡科西嘉帕斯卡尔, 印第安纳 — 与肝肾衰竭。

"所以我让我的妈妈睡觉," Breanna 说, 在摄影大学主修专业的高级。"我保持清醒, 我觉得灯光真的很有趣, 所以我开始拍照。我开始想: 如果我记录下这个呢?

在接下来的10天里, 她带着 iPhone 拍照, 因为她父亲的状况经历了跌宕起伏。许多照片包括她的母亲戴安娜, 因为他们一天访问他五次, 等待好消息。

1月3日凌晨, 托尼. 多尔蒂死了。他56岁。

有一段时间, Breanna 不知道该如何处理这些照片, 这是原始的和情感的, 并显示杏彩娱乐平台网站成员在他们最脆弱的。但她最终决定创建一个照片故事, 并将其公开。

"当它来到我的摄影, (我的父亲) 总是关心我的工作和我所覆盖的," 她说。"他总是支持我的任何方向, 我决定去。我敢肯定, 他会一直支持我做这个故事, 以及。

Breanna 说, 她的父亲在最近几年失去母亲和两份工作后, 在抑郁症和酗酒方面苦苦挣扎。她希望这个项目能为需要帮助的其他人唤醒。

"但也表明, 杏彩娱乐平台网站将在那里, 直到结束。

Breanna 多尔蒂在1月去世后发现了她和她父亲的照片。"他是一个勤奋的人, 他的工作是给我们更好的生活比他长大了," 她说。"他没有审判人, (他) 对待每个人都是朋友。

Breanna 的项目开始于这张照片, 她和她的母亲在医院的房间在12月24日睡觉。"我睡了30分钟," 她写道。"我更担心收到关于我父亲和我们的东西被盗的最新消息。因此, 我向母亲保证, 她可以睡一夜, 并发挥轻松的音乐, 以帮助她。

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.

"我的父亲再次变得沮丧。在今年早些时候丢掉工作, 苦苦寻找另一个人的时候, 他开始觉得更无用了。这是在这个时候, 他开始变得更生病。

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.).

"最难的是我的母亲亲吻她的手, 按着他的额头, 然后抚摸他的头发回来。她会低声说 ' 我爱你 ', ' 晚安 ' 或 ' 更好 ' 之前走出房间过夜。

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. …

"随着日子的推移, 我开始听到 (我的母亲) 说, 她越来越多的祈祷。当她出去抽烟, 当她去散步, 当她试图入睡时, 她祈祷。自从我还是个孩子的时候, 我的父母都没有表达过任何一种宗教观点。这是不同的在医院。她每天至少告诉他一次, 人们在为他祈祷。她似乎对她身边的祈祷乐观。

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.

"对我来说最难的部分: 看着妈妈乞求她生命中的爱, 不要离开她。他第二天早上在1:48 去世了。

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.'

"看到大礼物给他, 让我意识到所有的小瞬间, 我会错过。他不会嘲笑我的手工卡片。他将无法佩戴每日杏彩娱乐平台网站圆领, 我知道他会为自己的穿着感到骄傲。他不会开玩笑的背部抓, 无论是。

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.

"当它来选择一个瓮, 它再次击中我。我们挑了一个漂亮的木制的, 因为他是一个木工, 为我的母亲。我的兄弟和我挑选出令牌瓮总是保持。

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 Led 飞艇 t恤和他最喜欢的橙色拖鞋。我妈妈穿着栗色和灰色的。在他的手, 他拿着一个吉他摘和球状态帽子, 我买了他。他决定, 这将是唯一的帽子, 他会穿, 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. …

"在我离开曼希的日子里, 我妈妈偶尔会说:" 他走了。他真的走了, 先生。我从来没有反应。我怎么回答?没有任何准备你的最大支持者的死亡。

Breanna 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, Instagram and Twitter.

照片编辑器: Brett Roegiers