For 38 years, a few black-and-white photographs have provided comfort to a woman who suffered terrible burns as a baby and endured years of playground taunts and painful surgeries thereafter.
The photos show Amanda Scarpinati at just 3 months old, her head thickly wrapped in gauze, gazing intently into the eyes of a young nurse who was cradling her. Shot for the Albany Medical Center’s 1977 annual report, the images have a beatific, “Madonna and Child” quality.
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Source Credits: Mary Esch in Associated Press