Rob Rea Member Since September 2011 Artist Statement When I was 7, I was diagnosed with Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease, and was told I needed a steel implant in my hip or I'd never walk again. Thankfully, my parents sought a second opinion from the doctors at Children's Hospital Boston (www.childrenshospital.org).
For several years my family made the 3-hour trek to Boston so that I could receive treatment. Thanks to the excellent care I received, I never needed that implant… and as a result, these legs have taken me on some amazing journeys.
These photographs are my way of giving back to Children's Hospital Boston. I don't see a dime; all proceeds are donated via Child's Play (childsplaycharity.org) directly to the hospital.
I hope you enjoy these images. Please check back – I will update this periodically with new material.