Dodd welcomes Quebec sisters
Terron Dodd with his new caregiver Sabrina Riker, right, and her sister Heidi, left.
-by Anne Farries
Fresh eggs sat in a hand-glazed pottery bowl on the kitchen table in Terron Dodd’s tidy house Friday.
The wooden floors gleamed in sunshine pouring through the front window, which overlooked a forested river valley near Whycocomagh. Clean dishes were stacked next to the sink.
Upstairs, Heidi Riker sculpted her mail-order, other-worldly animals – a cat with wings, for example – from fake fur and wire skeletons. In the living room, Sabrina Riker, Heidi’s sister, fussed with a hairbrush over Dodd’s curling hair.
The trio – artist Heidi; Terron, confined by MS to a wheelchair; and Sabrina, who came from Quebec January 20th to be Dodd’s caregiver – have already settled into a routine.