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    After a 12 hour day running her restaurant, (left) Connie, 52, washes her 86-year-old mother's, Laura, feet then prepares her dinner. Laura, disabled with arthritis and pulmonary disease, depends entirely on Connie's care. When family talks suggested Laura be moved into a home, Connie said no. "She doesn't deserve that," she said. "As long as I am alive, I'll take care of her." Connie battles with her own arthritis with keeping busy and taking care of the people she loves.
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    This is a really powerful storytelling image that tells a complete story in a beautiful way. The gentleness and devotion of this unsung hero is inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Matt Moyer
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Oct 18, 2007
    Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2015
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    Focal Length: 23 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec
    Aperture: f/4.5
    ISO: 1000
    Copyright: © Kyle Kurlick
    Categories: Black and White, Culture, People
    Assignments: Unsung Hero, Because of Her, Finding Family, The Gift of Life, Strong Women, Inside Access, Mother and Child