Tinesha Rioux watches as Matt McKiernan picks up Calie McKiernan on his shoulders during family game time in Hobe Sound, Fla. Calie was taken away from her mother, Amanda McKiernan when she was addicted to opioids. Amanda's parents took on the responsibility of raising their grandchild. Now that Amanda is sober, Calie lives with her mother, brother and grandparents all under one roof.
KattiJo Deeter cleans up the dog yard at Black Spruce Dog Sledding in Fairbanks, Alaska. The business operates out of the home she built with her husband.
Mackenzie, who has Doose Syndrome, rests after experiencing a drop seizure during a physical therapy evaluation at New York Mills Elementary School. "It feels like my body works without me," Mackenzie said.
Helena Levy puts donated food items in her car that she got from Lao Ministry Norwood Church in St. Petersburg, Fla. Levy has been going to the food pantry every Tuesday and Friday since everyone in her home, except for her, lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic. She used to spend roughly $400 at the grocery store every month. Now with the help she gets from the food pantry, she only has to spend $50-60 a month on groceries.
Bernard Grimes, left, watches Shiymir Williams, 9, box after he helped him with his form at Bernard's Boxing Academy in Utica, NY.
Joe Swarzentruber arrives in the Dollar General parking lot before setting up tables to sell pickled vegetables and wicker baskets in Cynthiana, KY.
An unidentified man in a pickup truck with Trump written on it takes his phone out to take a photo with counter-protestors in downtown St. Petersburg after the “Movement St. Pete” rally ended at South Straub Park in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Cassidy Weyel takes a break from her work to play with her son, Aurelius Fewell, at their home in Tampa, Fla. Childcare is her second biggest cost after her mortgage.
Jamie Kalman gets into character as Spikey Van Dykey prior to a drag king performance at Iberian Rooster in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Trixie, the dog, sits in the grass near its owner, Denise Marshall, prior to the start of the Villagers for Trump golf cart parade at Lake Miona Recreation Center in The Villages, Fla. Marshall decided to attend the event because she supports the re-election of Donald Trump. She said she likes what he’s done for the economy, his immigration policy and his trade deals. “I don’t want to live in a socialist country,” she said.
Thoo Paw watches as Hae Nay Gay, 5, middle, of Utica shows off her birthday dress during her first birthday party in Utica. Gay and her family are Burmese refugees that came to Utica from Thailand.
Amy Accuri visits her son almost every single day with the help of her boyfriend, Steve Thurston, who shovels a path to his grave for her. Ashton Fox, 8, died of leukemia in 2012. "I tell him good morning, good afternoon, goodnight, I miss him," Accuri said.
Henrietta Amey gets ready for the Villagers for Trump golf cart parade at her home in The Villages, Fla. She said she supports Trump because he puts America first. “He made promises, and he kept his promises,” Amey said. “I like everything about him. We stand up for the flag. We salute it. We don’t kneel down. He’s the best president in my lifetime.”
People exit their vehicle to receive food from the food pantry at Lao Ministry Norwood Church in St. Petersburg, Fla. The ministry has seen an increase of people using their services since the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jenna Deep practices ballet in the hallway before trying out for the Leatherstocking Ballet's performance of "The Lion King of Africa" in Utica, NY.
Tim Clarkson, owner of Grove Ladder Farm, stops his truck for a moment to say good morning to his wife, Chelsea Clarkson, and youngest daughter, Guinevere, as he does his morning chores around the family farm in Sarasota, Fla.
From left, New Hartford swimmer Cassie Johnson is embraced by teammate Liz Hill after competing in the diving portion of the swim meet against Jamesville-DeWitt at the New Hartford Senior High School pool Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
Utica College football player Josh Reed stretches at Utica College football practice Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.
Utica Comets player Milos Bubela attempts to shoot the puck against the Binghamton Senators during at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, NY.
From left, Dolgeville player Aasin Claus attempts to block Sauquoit Valley player Ethan Martin as he runs the ball down the field during high school football at Sauquoit Valley High School.
Connor Wilks, 14, who has down syndrome, receives affection from his mother, Gayle Wilks, left, and sister, Alyssa Wilks, right, after a Little Falls wrestling matching against Poland.
Oriskany Post player Nick Heintz is tagged out by Whitestown Post player Ryan McAndrew in a rundown between third base and home plate during American Legion baseball at SUNY Poly.
Emily Sweeney reacts to taking second place during a World Cup Luge race for women's singles at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.
At 37 weeks pregnant, I felt anger growing like wild weeds inside of me. My anger is centered around the death of my grandmother, Betty Russell, who died in early 2021, from COVID during her annual winter trip to Florida. If it wasn't for coronavirus, she would be visiting at Christmas time where she'd hold my son for the first time. It hurts to know that will never happen. The last time I talked to her was on Christmas Day in 2020. She was sick in the hospital, and I cheered her up by sharing the news of my pregnancy. She told me I would get the quilt she stitched nearly 15 years ago as a present since I was her first grandchild to become pregnant in wedlock. While she had many great-grandchildren, I was the first to become pregnant in the traditional sense of a marriage. I took this self-portrait with the quilt and a portrait of my grandparents, Charlie and Betty, as a way to come to terms with my grief. The portrait hung on a wall inside their home until a few days before my grandmother's death when my dad took it down to take home with him. My grandfather Charlie died in 2018 from leukemia.
"I was meant to be a librarian,"Ayanna Gaines says, a public librarian at Camarillo Public Library in California. "I love helping people."
Carly Lewis is one of the many essential employees that had to go to work during the outbreak of COVID-19. "I'm currently a supervisor for an anatomic pathology laboratory, which is where biopsies are processed and diagnosed. Our department is still essential but as medical procedures and subsequently volume decreased, we had to furlough some of our team and cut hours. As a laboratory leader, it was (and is) emotionally taxing to relay - and enforce - these temporary policies."
Lance McAllister, 13, identifies as a transgender male. He's been going to the St. Petersburg Pride Parade for two years. "(Pride) means being yourself and loving it."
Ashley Inguanta is the author of three books: "The Way Home," "For the Woman Alone" and "Bomb." Her forthcoming collection of poetry, "The Flower," will release in 2020.
Jon DiMeo, my husband, is a high school special needs teacher in Pinellas County. He is one of many teachers who did distance learning during the remainder of the 2020 school year.