Monday, February 28, 2011

The Resiliency of a Child

Brighton, MA 022311 Six-year old Melissa Orosco (cq), walks with her parents Salvador and Jobita Orosco (Cq) of Allston as she was getting ready to be released from Franciscan Hospital for Children on February 23, 2011 She was the victim of a hit and run a couple of months back as she was holding hands while walking with her mother. According to her mother, the still-to-be caught driver never stopped nor slowed down as he left the scene after he struck the little girl. According to her mother, Melissa was literally thorn away from her grasp. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET BEHIND THE SCENES: This was one of those assignments that are humbling. Here in front of me was a little girl who only two months ago had had her neck, pelvis and left arm broken as well as suffering brain injuries. Yet you couldn't have known that while she played a game of Wii tennis with her dad. The human spirit is truly indomitable and its will to survive its at its strongest in children. TECH STUFF: Two camera bodies with a 24-70mm 2.8 and a 80-200mm 2.8, ISO 1,000, WB:A, speed 160th of a second, aperture between 2.8 and 5.0.

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