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Monday, July 2, 2012

The skinny dream

For the past 10 months, the South Bend Tribune photo staff has been documenting¬†the journey of a local woman, Kimmie¬†Trethewey, who underwent¬†bariatric surgery. My predecessor at the Tribune, Marcus Marter, shot a great deal of the story in the early stages, and I’ve had the opportunity to photograph Kimmie the past few months. The story is currently running in the paper as a series so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite frames of Kimmie.

Kimmie Trethewey shares a hug with a member of her walking group after finishing the Sunburst 5K Walk on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Notre Dame Stadium. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Kimmie Trethewey shares a hug with a member of her walking group after finishing the Sunburst 5K Walk on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Notre Dame Stadium. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

After realizing how much weight she has lost since a previous visit, Kimmie Trethewey starts to cry as she talks with her dietitian on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Memorial Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Center in Granger. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

After realizing how much weight she has lost since a previous visit, Kimmie Trethewey starts to cry as she talks with her dietitian on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Memorial Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Center in Granger. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Kimmie Trethewey listens to her doctor, Dr. R. Gregory Credi, during a visit on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Memorial Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Center in Granger. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Kimmie Trethewey listens to her doctor, Dr. R. Gregory Credi, during a visit on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Memorial Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Center in Granger. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Kimmie Trethewey, right, walks with her walking group through Battell Park on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Kimmie Trethewey, right, walks with her walking group through Battell Park on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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