MPW.64 / Troy Jeffrey, Old and Young by Katie Currid
Photographer
Katie Currid Lawson, Missouri
Team Mac

Story Summary

Jeffrey is both old and young — his spirit is young, his body is old and his brain is in limbo. He enjoys Halloween, silly T-shirts and roller coasters, but as a mentally disabled man approaching 65, he is showing signs of dementia. Though he is a very social person that loves to introduce himself to strangers (much to the chagrin of his caretakers), he often forgets people he knows or mixes up names. Regardless of his fluctuating state of mind, Jeffrey is a lovable character with a contagious personality, but it remains to be seen how his developing age will affect his everyday life.