Chad: Find Your Motivation

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A series of pictures of Chad Methum of New Hope, MN, taken in the year following Chad’s liver transplant in 2015, creates a record of what healing looks like—on the outside.

In every photo taken by his longtime girlfriend, and primary caregiver, Trista, Chad stands in his kitchen, striking the same pose.

At the time of transplant, he had 185 pounds on his 5-foot-8-frame. Post-op, and struggling with infection, he dipped to 119 pounds. The progression shows a man becoming whole again, albeit with a 12-inch scar across his abdomen.