2004 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize

Tippi Thole

01 February, 2003

Though surrounded by family members, Pamela Sullentrup often feels alone in her battle, especially at night when she suffers from medication-induced nightmares. Pamela was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January 2000, when she was aged 20. For three years she underwent several rounds of chemotherapy as well as radiation therapy and bone-marrow transplantation, but the cancer did not stay in remission. In January 2003 doctors recommended that she enter hospice care in her own home.

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Tippi Thole

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