Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

During recent patrols, American armed forces medics have been asked to treat Afghan children with, not only infected cuts and persistent colds, but also retardation, blindness, autism, deafness and epilepsy. Much of what the medics see is beyond their reach. But sometimes they are able to help, quickly cleaning wounds or, as with this child in Zarinkhel, dispensing simple medicines.

Photo: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

23 comments:

jams o donnell said...

So much of what they are being asked to do is beyond a medic's capabilities. It's good that they do what they can. Happy WW

nodirecton said...

Excellent WW post -- should turn everybody speechless. War for over 30 years in Afghanistan, already.. Try and imagine.. A disgrace to mankind.
Thanks for giving this the attention.
-Jos

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Yep, it's a shame too. Very well done Teach. Have a great WW. :)

Sandy Carlson said...

Egads. What pain those eyes express. We are desperate for peace!

Shesawriter said...

Awwww... I feel for that little baby. :-(

My Wordless Wednesday #3

Digital Flower Pictures said...

God bless them.

EHT said...

It's so sad that they don't have the same medical services there that we do here.

jennyr said...

it breaks my heart to see this...so sad...but gladly, there are BIG hearts out there to help out! Beautiful WW...Mine's at HOBBIES AND SUCH

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Powerful image, and one that we all must see. Thank you. Happy WW and Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

A sad but needed post. :( Pray for peace!

Marla said...

Wow! I had no idea they helped with autism too.

ellen b. said...

There's so much in this world to cause us to reconsider our priorities....

Shannon said...

Reminds us all to be grateful for what we take for granted. Thank you to all who are out there trying to help.

Chris in Oxford said...

Good to know that we're doing some good out there.

Sean said...

So sad to see that pic...

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Liza said...

The poor child looked terrified, God bless these children.

the teach said...

Thanks for all your sincere comments. Happy Holidays to all!

Sophia said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Mar said...

What an impressive shot...

nodirecton said...

Teach, why wait if you can be called Cool and Crazy now??
I have added you to the list.
So here goes: "I hereby declare MaryT, aka 'The Teach', to be Way Cool & Certifiably Crazy!"
-Jos=)

Dragonheart said...

The Canadian Forces medics and other personnel are also helping the Afghan people. Too often, the media only report on the engagements with the Taliban, and not on the good work that the members of the NATO Forces do over there.

Lois Grebowski said...

Our troops are amazing folks...aren't they?

Siani said...

Such an emotive image - poor little mite. Thanks for visiting my WW - sorry for taking so long to repay the visit.