Reshma Kirpalani has worked a video journalist for the Austin American-Statesman since 2014. In 2015, she won a Lone Star Emmy Award in the category of Photographer Program (Non-News) for a portfolio of her work. Currently she lives in south Austin where she enjoys yoga, running and tacos.
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On Nov. 5, 2017, Miguel Aguilar greeted Marcelo Gracia at Iglesia De Cristo Roca Eterna after Sunday evening church service. Gracia, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2011, only leaves his home to attend doctor's appointments and church services. "I am happy," said Gracia after the service. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Marcelo Gracia was 38 when he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Six years later, the disease has ravaged his body. Doctors predict that he has three months left to live. "I'm not afraid of death," said Gracia. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
n Oct. 26, 2017, Jenny Robson kissed her son Ben Sears while he underwent physical therapy at his home. Ben Sears was hit by a truck on Sept. 12, 2016 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. As a result, he lost most of his physical and cognitive functions. Since then his family says that he has made progress. With their private insurance benefits...