The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 A still-life of a front page from an old local newspaper displaying Robert playing basketball for his high school basketball. This story was published months before being diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

A still-life of a front page from an old local newspaper displaying Robert playing basketball for his high school basketball. This story was published months before being diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS.   Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS. 
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Robert’s view from the rooftop sisters apartment in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The rooftop provides the outdoors for him due to his limited mobility and his solitary life when family is working.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert’s view from the rooftop sisters apartment in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The rooftop provides the outdoors for him due to his limited mobility and his solitary life when family is working.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Robert’s blood is drawn monthly to help monitor his body for any side effects attributed to his yearly infusion of Lemtrada; a treatment used to combat the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

Robert’s blood is drawn monthly to help monitor his body for any side effects attributed to his yearly infusion of Lemtrada; a treatment used to combat the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

 Robert stands outside his Mothers home in the Gun Hll neighborhood of The Bronx. After moving out of his sister’s apartment in October, Robert begins the daunting task of moving his life into his Mother’s house.  The Bronx, NYC, 2016.

Robert stands outside his Mothers home in the Gun Hll neighborhood of The Bronx. After moving out of his sister’s apartment in October, Robert begins the daunting task of moving his life into his Mother’s house.
The Bronx, NYC, 2016.

 Everyday tasks such as getting a haircut or depositing a check take much of Robert’s day due to his low mobility and dependence to car services that need to be scheduled a day in advance. Here Robert stops at a local barbershop in the Gun Hill neighborhood of The Bronx for his haircut before a family party.  The Bronx, NYC, 2016.

Everyday tasks such as getting a haircut or depositing a check take much of Robert’s day due to his low mobility and dependence to car services that need to be scheduled a day in advance. Here Robert stops at a local barbershop in the Gun Hill neighborhood of The Bronx for his haircut before a family party.
The Bronx, NYC, 2016.

 Robert takes in the atmosphere during his first day at The Axis Project. Located in Harlem, the Axis Project is a multidisciplinary center in Harlem focused and designed to help people with disabilities workout, and other activities.   Harlem, NYC, 2016.

Robert takes in the atmosphere during his first day at The Axis Project. Located in Harlem, the Axis Project is a multidisciplinary center in Harlem focused and designed to help people with disabilities workout, and other activities. 
Harlem, NYC, 2016.

 With the help of an anti-gravity treadmill, Robert walks effortlessly at his weekly physical therapy session.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

With the help of an anti-gravity treadmill, Robert walks effortlessly at his weekly physical therapy session.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Still-life of childhood photographs of Robert alongside a photograph of Robert and his Father. Before moving to the Bronx, Robert spent 20 years living with his Father in Yorktown Heights. This town is the same town that started his sports career when he became part of their varsity basketball and football team.  Yorktown Heights, NY, 2017.

Still-life of childhood photographs of Robert alongside a photograph of Robert and his Father. Before moving to the Bronx, Robert spent 20 years living with his Father in Yorktown Heights. This town is the same town that started his sports career when he became part of their varsity basketball and football team.
Yorktown Heights, NY, 2017.

 Robert holds himself up with the help of water pipes hanging overhead as he cools off from the summer heat.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert holds himself up with the help of water pipes hanging overhead as he cools off from the summer heat.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 Robert climbs down four flights of stair to the front entrance three times a week in order to attend his doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert climbs down four flights of stair to the front entrance three times a week in order to attend his doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Robert spends the day beating the humid heat indoors at his Mother's house watching television with his nurse.   The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert spends the day beating the humid heat indoors at his Mother's house watching television with his nurse. 
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 Robert and his Mother walk their dog “Wifi” around the block in a rare moment of bonding between the two.   The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert and his Mother walk their dog “Wifi” around the block in a rare moment of bonding between the two. 
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 Still-life of the entry way of Robert’s Mother’s home.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Still-life of the entry way of Robert’s Mother’s home.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 Robert stores laundry under the kitchen table that acts as his temporary dresser at his sister’s apartment in Manhattan. He recently entered himself in a low rent apartment lottery and eagerly awaits the call informing him he has won.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017

Robert stores laundry under the kitchen table that acts as his temporary dresser at his sister’s apartment in Manhattan. He recently entered himself in a low rent apartment lottery and eagerly awaits the call informing him he has won.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017

 Robert walks across 2nd Avenue during his commute to physical therapy.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert walks across 2nd Avenue during his commute to physical therapy.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Robert embraces family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

Robert embraces family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

 The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 A still-life of Robert's blood samples, after one of his monthly nurse visits.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

A still-life of Robert's blood samples, after one of his monthly nurse visits.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

 Robert walks with family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan. The event was started as a way to help spread awareness and raise money to help find a cure.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

Robert walks with family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan. The event was started as a way to help spread awareness and raise money to help find a cure.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

 As the year starts to wind down Robert has started to become part of the MS community by attending as many events as possible. As one of the younger members diagnosed with MS, Robert feels many in the groups look to him as the bridge between those impacted my the disease at a young age. Here Robert speaks with supporters and friends during a MS Hope rally in Midtown, Manhattan.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

As the year starts to wind down Robert has started to become part of the MS community by attending as many events as possible. As one of the younger members diagnosed with MS, Robert feels many in the groups look to him as the bridge between those impacted my the disease at a young age. Here Robert speaks with supporters and friends during a MS Hope rally in Midtown, Manhattan.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Robert takes a quick rest after walking around the block with his Mother and their dog. The two just finished bickering over doctors appointments that Robert had failed to setup.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert takes a quick rest after walking around the block with his Mother and their dog. The two just finished bickering over doctors appointments that Robert had failed to setup.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 Robert rides a stationary bike during a charity event to help fund a cure for MS at MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

Robert rides a stationary bike during a charity event to help fund a cure for MS at MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

 Robert performs stretches and lightweight training at his weekly physical therapy session.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert performs stretches and lightweight training at his weekly physical therapy session.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 Robert walks from the rooftop to his sister’s apartment two floors down after a few hours of taking in the fresh air.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert walks from the rooftop to his sister’s apartment two floors down after a few hours of taking in the fresh air.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 During the early part of 2017, Robert was asked to be apart of a MS awareness video. Here Robert sits in his room at his mother’s home during his interview for the video.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017 .

During the early part of 2017, Robert was asked to be apart of a MS awareness video. Here Robert sits in his room at his mother’s home during his interview for the video.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 Robert gets a rare chance to leave the confines of his home and take his girlfriend on a date to her favorite Jamaican restaurant. Here Robert and his girlfriend Shawna talk about traveling during their date.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert gets a rare chance to leave the confines of his home and take his girlfriend on a date to her favorite Jamaican restaurant. Here Robert and his girlfriend Shawna talk about traveling during their date.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 A view of Robert’s sister’s apartment at the end of the block in the neighborhood of Washington Heights.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

A view of Robert’s sister’s apartment at the end of the block in the neighborhood of Washington Heights.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

 It has been six years since he was first diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Here Robert looks out his window of his home in the Olinville neighborhood on the Bronx.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

It has been six years since he was first diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Here Robert looks out his window of his home in the Olinville neighborhood on the Bronx.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

 The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 A still-life of a front page from an old local newspaper displaying Robert playing basketball for his high school basketball. This story was published months before being diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS.   Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Robert’s view from the rooftop sisters apartment in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The rooftop provides the outdoors for him due to his limited mobility and his solitary life when family is working.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Robert’s blood is drawn monthly to help monitor his body for any side effects attributed to his yearly infusion of Lemtrada; a treatment used to combat the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.
 Robert stands outside his Mothers home in the Gun Hll neighborhood of The Bronx. After moving out of his sister’s apartment in October, Robert begins the daunting task of moving his life into his Mother’s house.  The Bronx, NYC, 2016.
 Everyday tasks such as getting a haircut or depositing a check take much of Robert’s day due to his low mobility and dependence to car services that need to be scheduled a day in advance. Here Robert stops at a local barbershop in the Gun Hill neighborhood of The Bronx for his haircut before a family party.  The Bronx, NYC, 2016.
 Robert takes in the atmosphere during his first day at The Axis Project. Located in Harlem, the Axis Project is a multidisciplinary center in Harlem focused and designed to help people with disabilities workout, and other activities.   Harlem, NYC, 2016.
 With the help of an anti-gravity treadmill, Robert walks effortlessly at his weekly physical therapy session.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Still-life of childhood photographs of Robert alongside a photograph of Robert and his Father. Before moving to the Bronx, Robert spent 20 years living with his Father in Yorktown Heights. This town is the same town that started his sports career when he became part of their varsity basketball and football team.  Yorktown Heights, NY, 2017.
 Robert holds himself up with the help of water pipes hanging overhead as he cools off from the summer heat.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 Robert climbs down four flights of stair to the front entrance three times a week in order to attend his doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Robert spends the day beating the humid heat indoors at his Mother's house watching television with his nurse.   The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 Robert and his Mother walk their dog “Wifi” around the block in a rare moment of bonding between the two.   The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 Still-life of the entry way of Robert’s Mother’s home.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 Robert stores laundry under the kitchen table that acts as his temporary dresser at his sister’s apartment in Manhattan. He recently entered himself in a low rent apartment lottery and eagerly awaits the call informing him he has won.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017
 Robert walks across 2nd Avenue during his commute to physical therapy.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Robert embraces family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.
 The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 A still-life of Robert's blood samples, after one of his monthly nurse visits.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.
 Robert walks with family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan. The event was started as a way to help spread awareness and raise money to help find a cure.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.
 As the year starts to wind down Robert has started to become part of the MS community by attending as many events as possible. As one of the younger members diagnosed with MS, Robert feels many in the groups look to him as the bridge between those impacted my the disease at a young age. Here Robert speaks with supporters and friends during a MS Hope rally in Midtown, Manhattan.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Robert takes a quick rest after walking around the block with his Mother and their dog. The two just finished bickering over doctors appointments that Robert had failed to setup.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 Robert rides a stationary bike during a charity event to help fund a cure for MS at MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.  Manhattan, NYC, 2017.
 Robert performs stretches and lightweight training at his weekly physical therapy session.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 Robert walks from the rooftop to his sister’s apartment two floors down after a few hours of taking in the fresh air.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 During the early part of 2017, Robert was asked to be apart of a MS awareness video. Here Robert sits in his room at his mother’s home during his interview for the video.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017 .
 Robert gets a rare chance to leave the confines of his home and take his girlfriend on a date to her favorite Jamaican restaurant. Here Robert and his girlfriend Shawna talk about traveling during their date.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.
 A view of Robert’s sister’s apartment at the end of the block in the neighborhood of Washington Heights.  Manhattan, NYC, 2016.
 It has been six years since he was first diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Here Robert looks out his window of his home in the Olinville neighborhood on the Bronx.  The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

A still-life of a front page from an old local newspaper displaying Robert playing basketball for his high school basketball. This story was published months before being diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS. 
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert completes workouts in the small confines of his sisters Manhattan apartment. Robert performs these workouts in order to slow the progression of RRMS.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert’s view from the rooftop sisters apartment in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The rooftop provides the outdoors for him due to his limited mobility and his solitary life when family is working.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert’s blood is drawn monthly to help monitor his body for any side effects attributed to his yearly infusion of Lemtrada; a treatment used to combat the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

Robert stands outside his Mothers home in the Gun Hll neighborhood of The Bronx. After moving out of his sister’s apartment in October, Robert begins the daunting task of moving his life into his Mother’s house.
The Bronx, NYC, 2016.

Everyday tasks such as getting a haircut or depositing a check take much of Robert’s day due to his low mobility and dependence to car services that need to be scheduled a day in advance. Here Robert stops at a local barbershop in the Gun Hill neighborhood of The Bronx for his haircut before a family party.
The Bronx, NYC, 2016.

Robert takes in the atmosphere during his first day at The Axis Project. Located in Harlem, the Axis Project is a multidisciplinary center in Harlem focused and designed to help people with disabilities workout, and other activities. 
Harlem, NYC, 2016.

With the help of an anti-gravity treadmill, Robert walks effortlessly at his weekly physical therapy session.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Still-life of childhood photographs of Robert alongside a photograph of Robert and his Father. Before moving to the Bronx, Robert spent 20 years living with his Father in Yorktown Heights. This town is the same town that started his sports career when he became part of their varsity basketball and football team.
Yorktown Heights, NY, 2017.

Robert holds himself up with the help of water pipes hanging overhead as he cools off from the summer heat.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert climbs down four flights of stair to the front entrance three times a week in order to attend his doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert spends the day beating the humid heat indoors at his Mother's house watching television with his nurse. 
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert and his Mother walk their dog “Wifi” around the block in a rare moment of bonding between the two. 
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Still-life of the entry way of Robert’s Mother’s home.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert stores laundry under the kitchen table that acts as his temporary dresser at his sister’s apartment in Manhattan. He recently entered himself in a low rent apartment lottery and eagerly awaits the call informing him he has won.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017

Robert walks across 2nd Avenue during his commute to physical therapy.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert embraces family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

The hot and humid weather leaves Robert weak and susceptible to “flares” in his condition erasing months of progress and bringing him back to square one.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

A still-life of Robert's blood samples, after one of his monthly nurse visits.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

Robert walks with family and friends after MS Day in Uptown Manhattan. The event was started as a way to help spread awareness and raise money to help find a cure.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

As the year starts to wind down Robert has started to become part of the MS community by attending as many events as possible. As one of the younger members diagnosed with MS, Robert feels many in the groups look to him as the bridge between those impacted my the disease at a young age. Here Robert speaks with supporters and friends during a MS Hope rally in Midtown, Manhattan.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert takes a quick rest after walking around the block with his Mother and their dog. The two just finished bickering over doctors appointments that Robert had failed to setup.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert rides a stationary bike during a charity event to help fund a cure for MS at MS Day in Uptown Manhattan.
Manhattan, NYC, 2017.

Robert performs stretches and lightweight training at his weekly physical therapy session.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

Robert walks from the rooftop to his sister’s apartment two floors down after a few hours of taking in the fresh air.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

During the early part of 2017, Robert was asked to be apart of a MS awareness video. Here Robert sits in his room at his mother’s home during his interview for the video.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

Robert gets a rare chance to leave the confines of his home and take his girlfriend on a date to her favorite Jamaican restaurant. Here Robert and his girlfriend Shawna talk about traveling during their date.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

A view of Robert’s sister’s apartment at the end of the block in the neighborhood of Washington Heights.
Manhattan, NYC, 2016.

It has been six years since he was first diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Here Robert looks out his window of his home in the Olinville neighborhood on the Bronx.
The Bronx, NYC, 2017.

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