Cholera, the last day of the mission

It’s Friday morning the last day of the mission and the most difficult, we have to say goodbye and of course that makes no one happy. While Dr. René is finishing up in the Hospital, we pack everything away and make sure that the people know we will be back in February.

On the last day of the mission there is always an emergency of some kind and of course the doctors have to take care of it. This time it was a woman with cholera. Dr. René and Evens immediately made her as comfortable as possible and started her on an IV drip and antibiotics. In the meantime workers are outside raising more tents preparing for the worst to come but we must be prepared—too many have already died. Patients can recover from this dreadful disease if it’s caught in time but without medical help cholera takes them very quickly. I think we have a problem here but I believe that every problem has a solution. To find out how you can be part of the solution go to our site,

St. Joseph's Hospital in La Vallée


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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