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On the paths of eternity to the walls of the Old City
The Sloth
Breakdown
A desert anthill framed by desert buckwheat
Giant Wood Spider on a big Tree
Sandstone Caress
Young Vaishnava Monk
Electricity
CHAT PUJA
Ground's Eye View
Learning to walk while walking the dog
Cancer
The Beach
Portrait of a Mbororo woman
Hand Rock
The Flight
Cancer
Waiting his departure
Desert Buckwheat
affection of grandfather
FISH PATTERN
Lady on window
Admiration
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Cancer

For several years an elderly woman from Russia had been struggling her cancer. She received treatment in hospitals, got several courses of chemotherapy, went to church, visited witchdoctors, used folk cures. She tried everything and believed in her recovery. But then came the moment when she gave up stopped believing. She sewed herself a funeral dress. Doctors were giving up on her more and more often, redirecting her from one hospital to another. Most of them told her it was all because of senility, ignoring the fact that some symptoms revealed a week or a month ago. Doctors also refused to heal the woman, when they discovered her having cancer, refused to see her with various excuses for that. She visited plenty of hospitals, almost lived in them, noone wanted to help her. She spent a week in the last hospital, couldn’t walk at all. She was discharged from the hospital and died two hours ago at home, surrounded by relatives.

TAGS: Cancer, Portrait, Russian Federation

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Samara, Russia
Member since 2015
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© Kristina Syrchikova.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2013
Total Views: 16
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2015, 1:04 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length: 20mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO200
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