Keion Wiley, a 12-year-old with severe Autism, sits in his room moving a string of beads in between his fingers as he plays the game "Restaurant Story" on the family iPad. His Nana, Erlene Wiley, (not pictured) says that his bed, decked out with blue Spiderman artwork, is "his safe place." Roanoke, Virginia, August 2013.
Matt Smith, one of four Belpre Christian Academy teachers, left to right, Lucas Blevins, Hannah McKain and EJ Rarey bow their heads in silence as a morning prayer is said before school starts. Belpre Christian Academy, Belpre, Ohio, September 2013.
Bridge jumping in Albany, Ohio, May 2012.
Volunteers at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show help take down the stalls underneath the torn tent that was damaged from a storm that hit the Salem Civic Center in the middle of the festivities. The volunteers planned on taking all the damaged tents down and replacing each one in order to move horses back into the spaces. Roanoke, Virginia, July 2013.
Kim Mims, 22, holds her son Troy, 4, closer as he gives her a kiss on the cheek and as her daughter Ariebella, 1, watches as they spend quality time together before Kim goes to work. Greenwood, Mississippi, March 2014.
Kids enjoy the foam pit during the Touch A Truck event held at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County. The rain did not detour families from coming out to the event to look at all the vehicles and partake in the festivities. Roanoke County, Virginia, July 2013.
The Laburnum Avenue kids choir performs for the veterans, family and friends that attend the 25th annual Laburnum Avenue block party, Thursday, July 4. Simonne Weeks (not pictured), the coordinator of the event, got a group of the kids together to make matching American flag shirts before their performance. Roanoke, Virginia, July 2013.
Malitis and his afternoon snack, Scherr, West Virginia, November 2013.
Markayla Banks takes time to color her worksheet during the Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentorship program held at the Oliver Hill House, Tuesday afternoon. The students were encouraged to ask questions about our nation's capital and were given a map to color outlining important monuments during the summer program. Roanoke, Virginia, July 2013.