Two women sharing a bench. Dakar, Senegal, 2019.
Photo Credit: Heidi Stephany, MD
These two women were sitting in the courtyard of the hospital in Dakar, Senegal. They were eyeing me carefully wondering who this foreigner was and why I was there. All of the benches were full and they graciously motioned for me to sit between them. They did not speak English or French but Wolof, one of the main dialects in Senegal. I had no idea what they were saying but their kindness needed no interpreter.
Heidi Stephany, MD
IVU Board Member and Volunteer Surgeon