My mother recently experienced multiple surgeries, but did her best to help during the evacuation from Lake Almanor. She was fearless, and walked around on uneven ground without assistance and helped to both direct and move light things.

I wrote about her in my original article “Dixie Fire” which talks about my experiences during the evacuation. But this article is a tribute to her and her courage. Here is a photo portrait I took of my Mom.

Portrait of Mom During the Evacuation

Photos taken during evacuation from the Dixie Fire in Northern California on Saturday July 24, 2021.

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