Bandaged Mike

Yesterday’s vintage photograph of my brother Mike* in bandages was rather dramatic.  He was in the midst of one of his stereotypical gestures (elbowing himself in the chest) as I snapped the picture. But, as with most photographs, that one did not tell the whole story about Mike in his bandages.

I visited Mike in his group home for most of that day in 1992, and took more photographs.

Photograph: Mike with Bandage and Grin 1992

Good Mood, Despite Bandages

 

Photograph: Mike with Bandage Doing High Five 1992

High Five in Bandages

 

Photograph: Mike with Bandage and Elbow Gesture 1992

Elbow Gesture

These portraits together with the photo from yesterday’s blog give a better view of how Mike coped with his injury.


* My older brother Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal.

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