“It’s 9 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?”

The big Sikorsky emerges out of the setting sun with a roar. Every head outside the hospital swivels to follow its gravity-defying progress as it circles above the helipad. Paradoxically, the sound of the twin turboprop engines increases as it slowly approaches the ground and the single waiting ambulance. The 'bird' touches its wheels lightly… Continue reading “It’s 9 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?”


The room is dark and quiet. The other three patients stir in their corners, startled by our raucous arrival among them. They quickly settle, realizing as we make our way to the fourth bed that it is not their time.Our patient starts awake as we approach. He is small and frail, a mere shadow with… Continue reading Mommy