Quadriplegic Shane Bear Heels, 48, who is Rosebud Sioux (Sicangu Oyate Lakota), at the White River Health Care Center nursing home in White River, South Dakota
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Quadriplegic Shane Bear Heels, 48, who is Rosebud Sioux (Sicangu Oyate Lakota), has lived at the White River Health Care Center nursing home in White River, South Dakota since 2002, a year after he was paralyzed in a car accident.
He uses his mouth to drive his chair and operate his phone, television remote control and computer. He also uses voice activation to write on his computer.
His wall is adorned with multiple certificates, including for his apprenticeship as an electrician before his accident.
Photo by Angela Jimenez for The New York Times
photographer contact 917-586-0916
- Angela Jimenez Photography 2016
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