Sharon Jones Rebounds After Cancer

Seven months after that frosty night, Jones gingerly makes her way down the stairs of her friend Megan Holkens home in Sharon Springs, a speck of town upstate where thousands once flocked hoping to remedy a litany of ailments via the curative springs that percolate up from the rocky terrain. Rectangular pads of beige Berber carpet line the wooden staircase, placed by Holken to ease the burden on Joness sore feet and lessen the chance of a painful spill. At 57, the woman known for being a ball of endless energy now finds that the most mundane physical activities have become an exhausting affair. Taking a shower feels like running 10 blocks.

via Sharon Jones Rebounds After Cancer.