"I thought I would never smile again," said Rhonda Dolberry. A survivor of breast cancer for 6 years, Dolberry cherishes the subtle things in life now. "I get to pick up my grandchildren later today and that's maybe something I wouldn't have the opportunity to do," said Dolberry.
Vietnam Veteran and 30 year veterans' advocate Greg Beck in front of the names of local 4 states area soldiers who were killed in the Vietnam War at the Texarkana Korea/Vietnam memorial in Downtown, Texarkana.
Lifelong Texarkana resident Robert Murphy looks out from the front porch of his home on Carroll Avenue. Happy to enjoy better weather Murphy said, "I'm just chillin with the sweet breeze and the birds."
Eric Brodzinski, 23, a senior a Western Kentucky University is worred about graduation this upcoming spring. "I don't know where I'm going to go or do after graduation, I don't have a job lined up yet and I'm beginning to feel trapped here," said Brodzinski.
Madison Jones, 23, takes a break while serving as an apprentice jeweler at her father's jewelry store, Goldsmith Jewelry Repair & Design in Bowling Green KY. Jones has recently overcome a longtime battle with anorexia and is looking ahead. "I still get stressed about eating, I'm not 1OO% better, but I'm proud of the progress I've made," said Jones.
Carol Wyles, 41, poses for a portrait during her first shift at Waffle House. Wyles recently was released from jail and this is her first job since being locked up. "I can't screw up again, I need to keep my feet on the ground and forge ahead," said Wyles.
T.J Pratt, left, and Devin Luster pose for a portrait while riding bikes around Hazel Street Monday afternoon in Texarkana, Texas. "We found these jackets in my grandfathers closet," said Luster. "As soon as we saw them we thought hey, these are pretty fresh"
"I almost died 3 times due to the climate in my first year out," said Michael Stucky. Stucky, from Mineral Well's, Texas has spent the last 10 years of his life living roadside in a tent. Travelling over 34,000 miles and visiting 19 states he lives with just the necessities as he preaches the King James Version of the Bible to anyone who will listen. "I'm trying to pick up where Paul left off," said Stucky.