Kitra Cahana’s Still Man Artwork

The photographer and documentarian captures her father's strength through locked-in syndrome

During the most recent TEDMED conference, photographer and documentarian Kitra Cahana delivered an empowering talk on triumph in the face of adversity. Her father, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, suffered a stroke in his brainstem three years ago. Paralysis set in everywhere below his eyes—taking away his ability to breathe, speak and move independently. However, he never lost consciousness. And with help from his family, was able …