With his mother Amanda Smith, at left, Cullen Schachtschneider, 6, visits family nurse practitioner Tina Bettin at ThedaCare Physicians in Manawa. Schachtschneider's wounds have healed almost completely.
Three months earlier, Schachtschneider nearly lost his leg when he got tangled up with a machine on the family's small dairy farm near Ogdensburg, Wisconsin. Missing most of his kindergarten year, Schachtschneider has undergone multiple surgeries and skin grafts.
With falling milk prices, the family's small dairy is unable to hire outside help to manage daily tasks, so many of these chore responsibilities fall on the shoulders of the young Schachtschneider boys.
Photographed on assignment for the New York Times