Nanette Kearl puts an oxygen mask on her husband, Thomas Kearl, at their house in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Thomas Kearl, 59, fought to survive COVID-19 in a hospital for 223 days before he was finally able to return home last week. “I didn’t taste water — I didn’t taste anything for seven months — and it was very, very difficult. I’ve heard stories where hospital food is terrible. Listen. I had mashed potatoes, my first food except for Jell-O and pudding, and those mashed potatoes at the hospital, man, they were magnificent,” Thomas Kearl said, becoming emotional as he recalled once being told he might not be able to eat or drink normally ever again.
Dornfried spends time with his dogs at his sleeping location situated a block away from his primary location where he remains for the majority of the day until it gets dark. From the story "Homeless for a reason."
Artist Jon McNaughton touches up one of his paintings, “The Magnificent Seven” at his studio in Utah county on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. McNaughton has found both fame and controversy for his religious and political artwork especially his first piece depicting former President Donald Trump.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square returns through their its first Sunday morning music since the pandemic started on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference Center in Salt Lake City, UT.
Patricia Byrd, left, and Drew Barrymore reacts as they open the entrance door to meet the family members during the recording of an episode of The Drew Barrymore Show on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Plummer Elementary School in Cedar Hill, TX. Patricia was featured on The Drew Barrymore Show, who retried as a superintendent and returned to the classroom as a 4th grade teacher at Plummer Elementary School. During the show Drew surprised Patricia with a vacation and $20,000 donation to school to rebuild their playground and recreation space.
Before the pandemic, Santas like Don Gonzales found plenty of work at private parties, malls and in public photo shoots. The pandemic has brought hard times, and Gonzales was lucky go find a job at Show Aloha Land. From the story "“I wish we had more Santas in the world,” for Honolulu Civil Beat and Boyd's Station.
Four-year-old Lear Preston, left, who attends Scott Joplin Elementary School, dances with her father, Willie Preston, during a regular personal education virtual class at their residence in Chicago's South Side, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. Starting Thursday, Lear will return to class as the nation's third-largest school district slowly reopens its doors following a bitter fight with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols.
A boy cools himself from the summer heat by Chicago's Crown Fountain on August 2, 2018.
People gather at Waikiki beach to take part at the 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival on March 17, 2017.
Christian Hainds, 42, stretches after his workout session as his dog, Reyna and cat, Oscar, lounge at his home in Hammond, Ind., Monday, June 7, 2021. Health officials have warned since early on in the pandemic that obesity and related conditions such as diabetes were risk factors for severe COVID-19. It wasn't until he was diagnosed as diabetic around the start of the pandemic that he felt the urgency to make changes. Hainds lost about 50 pounds during the pandemic, and at 180 pounds and 5 feet, 11 inches tall is no longer considered obese.
Diastole, a dance featuring students of University of Hawaii at Manoa choreographed by Marley Aiu rehearses their for their upcoming performance at the UHM Kennedy Theatre on November 4, 2018.
A couple shares a kiss at Hawaii's Kalakaua Ave on July 31, 2017.
A lone child takes a hike near Yosemite Valley at Yosemite National Park, California on August 20, 2019. This was the last summer before the coronavirus pandemic shut down several cities in California
Gina Loukas, left, gives a haircut to a customer with a lone pedestrian reflected in the barbershop window Monday, March 15, 2021, as fresh snow falls in Chicago.
Columbia College Chicago students Najah Muhammad, left, and Eli Herrera kiss as they enjoy warm springlike weather at the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, Chicago on Monday, March 22, 2021.