Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lost an Arm, Saved Two Lives


(Photo by John Carroll--August 23, 2011, Cite Soleil)

The lady in this photo brought her todder to the clinic today. Her 20 month boy had diarrhea and was moderately dehydrated.

I asked the mother if she lost her arm in the earthquake and she nodded yes. And when I looked at the boy's dossier, I saw that he was born on January 12, 2010.

Mother told me that she was in a hospital in Port-au-Prince and gave birth to her son seconds before the earthquake occurred. After delivering she was told to run as the hospital started to shake and then collapse.

She lost her left arm but got the baby out intact.

Mom is expecting.

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