Shelby Mathews was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare and deadly form of epilepsy when she was four months old. Along with seizures, the disease has lead her to developmental issues. She has a hard time talking in complete sentences, and often uses hand gestures to display her emotions.
Amateur Thai Boxer Daniel Chappell spars with one of his teammates during a sparring session at Saekson Muay Thai in Reseda, Calif. On March 28, 2019.
Penny Stark (left) and Ron Stark (right) relax at an evacuation center located at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California on November 9, 2018 after evacuating their home in Oak Park, California the night before. The started their evacuation with a trip to Kaiser Permanente to get treatment for a pre existing medical condition that Penny has. The couple has lived in Oak Park for the last 50 years and have been evacuated from their home 3 times due to fires, but they refuse to move, because it is their home and they love it. (Zane Meyer-Thornton/Corsair Photo)
A young boy waits for his bus to leave a migrant shelter hosted at Benito Juarez Sports Complex and head towards El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
A Tarantuala crawls out of Diana Terranova’s mouth during the Los Angeles National History Museums 32nd Annual Bug Fair. Terranova perfomred this act to educate the crowd on the misconceptions of how dangerous tarantuals are. The Bug Fair took place on May 19, 218. (Zane Meyer-Thornton/Corsair Photo)
Christian, a migrant seeking asylum, sheltered at El Barretal migrant shelter draws an American Flag on the ground in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
People wait to receive word that they can go back to their homes in Bell Canyon, California on November 12, 2018 after the Woolsey Fire burned through their neighborhoods. (Zane Meyer-Thornton/Corsair Photo)
Scott Kwasigroch prepares his hose to battle one of the many house fires that occurred because of the Skirball Center fire. The fire burned 450 acres and shut down the 405 freeway on December 6, 2017 in west Los Angeles Calif. (Photo By: Zane Meyer-Thornton)
An evacuee of the Skirball Center fire records footage of a house burning on his iPhone while a member of the Los Angeles Fire Department readies a hose to put out the flame. The Skirball Center Fire which shut down the 405 and burned 450 acres of land on December 6, 2017 in west Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo By: Zane Meyer-Thornton)
Leilani Cifuentes performs a traditional Hispanic dance as part of the Pico Block Party which took place on October 14, 2017. (Photo By: Zane Meyer-Thornton)
A hearse containg the deceased Sergeant Ron Helus leaves the Calvary Community Church while receiving a salute from members of the Los Angeles Sheriff Department on November 15, 2018 in Westlake Village, California. Helus was killed at the Borderline Grill Shooting on November 7, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton/Corsair Photo)
A member of the Los Angeles Fire Department District 33 leaves a smoked filled home for battered women on 74th Street between Western Avenue and Saint Andrews Street. According to resident Sri Johnston, her roommate Candyce Bufford asked her for a cigarette and body wash, which Johnston did not have for her. Bufford became enraged and started yelling which led to her being asked to leave the residence. Bufford then proceeded to fill a glass bottle with gasoline and through it inside the home. No one was hurt in the fire at the time of reporting, but many residents belongings, including medications, were lost inside.(Photo By: Zane Meyer-Thornton)



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