New born twins - one life saved

Discussion in 'People' started by Pendragon, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. As I told here before we went to Africa with 61 people. A group contructionworkers to build a new school, teachers to train the local teachers, and a small medical team. One morning a woman arrived at the medical post with twins that were born some hours before. A very strong boy and a girl that was completely dehydrated.
    Birgit, the pediatrician that joined us, saved the baby's life. Two days later we saw the girl and she was looking very good.

    I've made this pictures for Birgit who is going to hang them in the waiting room of her cabinet. To tell people about our project.
    We have the OK of the mother to use these pictures and show people how conditions in the Gambia are.

    1. First check-up of the dehydrated girl
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    2. The healthy boy
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    3. closeup of the gril
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  2. srwatters

    srwatters

    Feb 27, 2006
    Plano, TX
    Amazing images!

    And an even better story!
     
  3. frede

    frede

    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Oh my goodness.........what a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing Jan.
     
  4. Jan, such a touching story. I'm so glad the little girl made it. Poignant images.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent
     
  6. Amazing story and images!

    Thanks for sharing..
     
  7. Geej

    Geej

    561
    Aug 11, 2005
    Northern Colorado
    What a wonderful story along with beautiful images.
     
  8. Just a note. The caution icon was not necessary; this is an excellent story. Doctors have such a sacred mission in life. I can't imagine the feeling of reward knowing because of one's action a human being will have an opportunity to live out their full life!

    Thanks, Rich
     
  9. OK, thanks.
     
  10. Geez, you can see the dehydration in her skin... great shots.
     
  11. That first shot is very touching.
     
  12. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Awwww what a great story with a very good ending. What a great experience.
     
  13. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    Beautiful....gorgeous photography and an amazing story. So glad you are here to share Jan.
     
  14. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Idaho
    I love the story and the photos. Having four month old twin grandsons who were 10 weeks premature and saved by wonderful doctors, I can surely relate to the mother of these babies. I'll bet she will be eternally grateful to your friend.

    BTW, that little girl looks like a long baby. I love the beautiful cloths that the babies were wrapped in.
     
  15. Jan........... you are one of the very few people on this forum........ and probably the whole Cafe........... that posts images that are so humbling and meaningful.............

    I'm almost embarrased to even comment on them.

    Astounding work.

    G
     
  16. Nicely captured.
     
  17. The first one is an amazing shot!

    Tim
     
  18. Great story, great photos... Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. Ray C.

    Ray C.

    650
    Nov 7, 2005
    Thailand
    Outstanding work Jan!! Please consider posting these in the "Photojournalism" forum as well.

    I checked out your website and your "Sisters" portrait is exceptional also.

    Some of the photos have the EXIF data intact and I see you're not using the super expensive glass, yet still capturing amazing moments.

    Further proof that "it's not the arrow, it's the Indian"
     
  20. Thanks for all the replies!
     
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