Saturday, April 26, 2008

Medical needs among the F___ people

This man spends most of his time sitting by the fire.


Because the smoke keeps the flies and bugs off of his rotting flesh.

The sickly-sweet smell of infection attracts insects and flies, which lay eggs in the wound and cause further pus and swelling. He is forced to spend his days by the fire, keeping his mangled foot over the smoke.

He slipped badly and fell on a sharp branch several years ago, a nasty gash and wound which never healed and which infection further disfigured.

We are planning to boost his diet to strengthen his weak body and then ship him to the coast to have surgical cleaning and care of this wound. His foot might be saved, but it is doubtful. Life-threatening infection is a constant threat.

If anyone is interested in helping out with the medical costs, email me.

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