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Cambodia Calling: A Memoir from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Aid
Cambodia Calling: A Memoir from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Aid by Richard Heinzl 0470153253 9780470153253
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Cambodia Calling: A Memoir from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Aid by Richard Heinzl

Whats the matter? A mine? Some kid step on a mine? A blessure? No. Not a mine. We walk in and theres a mother standing by her child. Its a little girl. Shes a very beautiful girl with straight black hair, maybe six or eight, big eyes, a bit younger than Smiles and just as lovely. But shes lying too still under a white sheet on the bamboo bed and her mother is talking in a monotone, staring off to the corner asking for help from Buddha. The little girl is staring at me, tracking every move I make. Shes so weak, all she can do is move her eyes.Sok Samuth approaches the bed and takes down the sheets. Its very sad what we see. The girl is inhumanly thin and her skin is peeling off. He pulls the sheet up over the girls body again and the mother keeps up her monotone plea for Buddha while the little girl follows me, eye to eye. She wants me to make her feel better. Im thinking, no, not this one. The whole thing was about this one. It was always about this one. What is it? he asks me. I dont know. Is there a fever? No, pas de fi+vre. She is cool to the tough and there isnt any shivering, no chills. ...All my ream could tell me was that shed been sick for a few weeks and that her appetite was poor for a week and that she became worse ...I checked the two pediatric textbooks we had at the Blue House. Nothing. It could be kwashiorhor-protein malnutrition-all by itself, but we werent hearing about that out in the countryside. It was still lush and the harvests had been so good. Why would she be starving now? So maybe it is cancer. I think, What would Professor Jim Anderson do? How would my great mentor go after the diagnosis

Author: Richard Heinzl

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2008-03-03

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ISBN: 0470153253

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