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“The Doc Meets The Dude…”

(photo: Fidel Amos)

(photo: Fidel Amos)

I took this photo while on assignment in Dehradun, India with a non-profit group consisting of surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses from around the world. Locals in the area had heard of the team’s arrival and came from miles away to receive free medical care for their burns, scars and wounds.

One of these locals was an adorable little boy our team aptly named ‘The Dude’, as he didn’t speak English and none of us knew his name. Although he suffered from extreme burns to his hand and face, his presence at the hospital was a cheerful and amicable one.

In this photo he is meeting for the first time one of the surgeons that would later tend to him…and he was all smiles about it.

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“Chips & A Soda…”

Two or three years ago I was sitting on a step outside a tiny corner store near a highway in India to a pitstop meal of chips and a soda. A ragged, shoeless, dirty, teary-eyed little boy came up to me holding two balloons. He didn’t speak English and I don’t speak Hindi so we traded unfamiliar words for a minute or two. From what I could gather he was trying to sell me the balloons, or he had just found the balloons…in either case he was holding onto them tightly.

He made a motion for my potato chips so I gave him the bag I had just opened. He ate very slowly and stared at me blankly while I shot his photo. After finishing, he motioned for my Coke. I opened the bottle and gave it to him…he drank, slowly again. He then sat on the step next to me for a few minutes, jabbering on again in his quite voice, holding onto the balloons with both his little hands.

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(photo: Fidel Amos)

Then he left…

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