Dear Dad,

Dear Dad, explores my relationship with my father, and his relationship with my mother and the house they live in. My father has Kennedy’s Disease which is a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder resulting in muscle cramps and progressive weakness due to the degeneration of neurons in his spinal cord. It is not very well known, and it is not a disease that is expected to shorten your life. It is commonly developed in mid-adulthood, which is the case with my father. He became aware of it in his early 40s. He has an advanced case of Kennedy’s Disease at 58 years old, and his mobility, even in our home, is very restricted. This means he relies on others and especially on my mother and brother who live with him in Kingston. This series shows his independence, resilience and character through images and text.

Images are titled by my father.