James Lee carries his son Justin to the shower every night. Justin is 16 and was born with cerebral palsy, which leaves him confined to a wheelchair and unable to bathe, feed, or care for himself. Justin's parents have a ceiling-mounted lift to help move him around pats of the house. Otherwise, they have to pick him up and he weighs nearly 100 pounds. James and Judy are in their early 50s and are concerned they might hurt their backs caring for Justin.
Justin's mother Judy Lee and his physical therapist Rika Matsudo massage Justin's feet. The massage prevents the formation of potentially dangerous blood clots that might form because Justin can't move his legs.
Justin Lee is 16. He was born with cerebral palsy, unable to speak or move without assistance. He spends much of his time in the living room.
James Lee feeds his son Justin through a device called a "G-tube." Justing is unable to feed himself. His parents feed yogurt and life-sustaining nutrients through the tube.
Friends of the Lee family take turns pushing Justin around the roller rink on his 16th birthday. The family reserved the rink so that the guests and the Lees could celebrate privately.
Justin is presented with a cupcake to celebrate his 16th birthday at a local roller rink.
Justin's mother Judy and physical therapist Rika load him into a "stander." The stander holds Justin upright during some of his physical therapy.
James loves playing for his audience of one.
It's not easy for James and Judy to move their nearly 100-pound son, but they take Justin to church every Sunday.
Judy says “I think our faith has been a big help in just getting through the whole acceptance and kind of getting over that initial grief and just looking at the blessings instead." James says "I’m actually thankful that [God] chose us to take care of Justin."