Gran versus the killer asbestos

Thom VanGerven looks impossibly sad, like a man who has given up the fight. His deflated, sallow face stares to the left of the camera, eyes too haunted to meet the lens. A mop of thinning, mousy hair sits to one side of a deeply furrowed brow. His lips are pursed and thin.

The contrast between that photo and one taken a few months prior is shocking.