Iowa APME Picture Story : Life Marches On

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Ross Donelson was deployed with the Iowa National Guard in Afghanistan, and had stayed in touch with one of our KCRG reporters, Mark Geary. When Ross was headed home on leave for the birth of his second son last February, Ross and his wife April invited us to tell their story. Mark, video journalist Erik Arendt and I were with April at the airport when Ross arrived, and followed them through Ross' 15 days in Iowa, at the hospital and at home. It really is an honor to be allowed to photograph such an intimate story. You can read the story, watch the video by Erik Arendt and see a broader edit of photographs here. The story as presented below placed first in the picture story division at Iowa APME.


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