In Haiti

When we arrived at our village in Haiti on the 12th of November we were all glad to see there were no cholera patients at the Hospital and all that was standing in place of the medical tent was the frame—Codéva had already removed the canvas and stored it. But on the evening of the 16th we admitted our first cholera patient, a woman. The nurses immediately began administering IV drips and antibiotics—when I saw her she was so sick that I doubted she would recover. Dr. René quickly gave the word to put the tent back up for quarantine and within a few minutes the very large tent was in place and ready. Then on Wednesday another cholera patient arrived and on Thursday and Friday as well. Thank God we have a young Haitian nurse who is one of the most compassionate young men I’ve ever met who has been taking care of them. The question today is, how many more will arrive and who will care for them—the intern rotation is finished here, when we leave there will be no one left to care for them. No one knows how to stop this dreadful disease. But we will remain hopeful.

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About Jeane La Rance

My brother gave me my first camera when I was nine or ten years of age, he bought it in Europe. I don't remember much about the camera itself it was the pictures I couldn't get enough of, and that still holds true. My life is all about photography. In the beginning it was black and white film. I loved being in the darkroom nothing could compare to it and even though I swore I'd never go digital, I rarely shoot film anymore. I went to the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM for my Bachelors Degree. There I studied Documentary Photography, Cinematography and Post Production Editing. Later I attended Savannah College of Art and Design for a Masters Degree in the same fields of study, Photography and Moving Images.
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