In August 2012, because of continued layoffs at the local coal mine, John and Crystal Jarrell could no longer afford their home. This forced them, and their two children, to move in with John's parents in Van, WV, putting a total of seven people under one roof
Ita Avila, 24, a cousin of Joshua (left) hugs friend Daisy Alvarado, 24, (right) at a memorial for Joshua Cortez, 22, and his girlfriend, Alysha Ocasio, 23, who were shot to death in the South End of Hartford late Monday, May 16th 2016.
West Tarricone, 8, lays between her mother Diane, left, and her mother Cara, right, and watches music videos on an iPhone, while she is given a breathing treatment of albuterol before bed in her home in North Windham. This is something West takes as needed, either when she is sick or her seizures make breathing difficult.
West was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy before her first birthday. She suffers from multiple seizure types. After trying nearly two dozen medications, West's family sought out medical cannabis as a means to better control her seizures. HB-5450, a bill that legalized medical marijuana for children with certain conditions, was signed into law by Gov. Malloy in May 2016. The medicine did not become available until October. West received her for batch of medical cannabis on March 2017.
Silvia Maleville of Watertown and her grandson Enrique Mayo, 11, of West Hartford emotionally listen to speakers at a rally in front of West Hartford Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon, in support of immigrants and refugees. Maleville is from Chile and immigrated to America in 1964. "It is really important that immigrants are welcome here," Mayo said.
Maraeka Merchant cries tears of joy after it was announced that her team, the Lewiston Devils, won the Maine State Cheerleading Championship at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.
Lee Medina cuts Carlos Morales' hair in the alley in front of his Billings Forge apartment in Hartford, Connecticut. "This is the best place to get a hair cut," said Morales, who met Medina through his own father who also gets his hair cut by him. Medina is a barber and a dancer and has been cutting hair for the community in Billings Forge since he moved into his apartment two years ago.
Hartford activist Cornell Lewis leads a crowd of protestors to Hartford police headquarters on Friday, where participants honored the memory of black people killed by police in 2016 by saying their names and holding a die-in, where white members of the protest held the names of those killed as they lay on the concrete. This protest was held in response to the shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in Tulsa by an officer even though Crutcher had his hands above his head. The officer in the case has been charged with manslaughter. In Charlotte, Keith Lamont Scott, was also killed by an officer.
Ominaihly Flores, 4, whispers into her mother's, Kati Lopez's ear at a vigil held for William Prieto, 32, who was shot and killed while sitting on his porch in Hartford, CT on August 31st. Prieto was the 23rd homicide in Hartford in 2015.
Judson Kent and his children Jet, 10, and Siva, 7, build a large halloween display every year. This year Jet put it all together and came up with the ideas which, it included a graveyard, limbs hanging from trees and a buried body.
After Bristol's win the team runs onto the field. Bristol beat Cumberland 9-8, in The Northeast American Legion championship putting them in the final game against RCP.
June Weeks holds a tissue in her hand in case she cries, as she watches her husband Clayton Weeks, a veteran, receive an award thanking him for his service in their mobile home in Mexico, Maine.
Because of continuous layoffs in coal mines in Southern West Virginia, John and Crystal Jarrell and their two kids lost their home. After not being able to find jobs, they moved four hours north to Morgantown, West Virginia. Rylan, 3, and JayCee, 2, had their own rooms before the move, now they share a lot of things, including a bed.
Four year-old Addison Totten of Hebron tells santa what she wants for Christmas after taking family pictures him, during the 32nd annual Santa's Workshop in Wickham Park in Manchester, CT. Children can interact with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves while enjoying refreshments and a Christmas atmosphere.
After Andrew Gingold of team USA slides safely to second while Jose Antonio Rodriguez throws the ball to first base, in an attempt to get the Cuba runner out. Second baseman David Alejandro Cruz anticipates the results.
Alicia Haynes, 15, of Glastonbury (left) and Dakota Jusem-Laporte, 14, of Manchester (right) of the Connecticut Concert Ballet helped Dale Duvall, 3, of West Hartford, learn ballet positions, after they preformed The Nutcracker at the West Hartford Library on Monday. "It's fun to get them moving instead of just being in the audience," said Wendy Fish-Lawrence one of the Connecticut Concert Ballet's artistic directors.
June Weeks sits in her kitchen in Mexico, Maine while her husband Clayton Weeks, who is dying from lung cancer, has his weekly visit with his hospice nurse.
Stephanie Rhodes feeds a day-old baby calf at Voelker Swiss dairy farm in Perryville, Missouri. Since calves are separated from their mothers soon after birth Rhodes feels especially motherly towards them, and makes sure they drink every drop of milk.
Kids play in the sprinklers in Baby Pope Park in Hartford, CT in the 80 degree weather on Monday June 22.
Street scene outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
At Casa Hogar Santa Julia an all girls orphanage in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the girls try to sneak out of activities to play outside any chance they get.
A cowboy at Canada de la Virgin in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, milks the cows at dawn.
Punchy O' Guts and her teammates stretch and chug whiskey after a roller derby bout in Portland, Maine. Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams where five members skate around the track in the same direction. The teams score points, when the jammer (a designated scorer) laps members on the opposing team.
Hallie Wiser, 3, and Tessa Wiser, 6, play with baby ducklings at the Flaming Farm Petting Zoo in West Simsbury, Connecticut.
Groom Ismael Valaquez, originally from Mexico, gets Ensor ready for riding at Show Horses Inc. an equestrian center in Westport, CT.