Doctor Jesus (Guatemala)

Painting on the wall of a traumatologist's clinic waiting room in

Guatemala. We are here to obtain medical care for a colleague in the nonprofit, an older K'iche man, who sustained serious injury in a recent accident but is too poor to pay for medical care himself.


In case you're curious, a doctor's visit in this town runs about $25-30 US, plus additional costs of lab tests, imaging, x-rays, and so on. Those are all cheaper here than in the US.


Overhearing the analysis was kind of funny for me -- the doctor said things to the patient like, "Jesus gave us ligaments in our knees so that we could bend them, but the Lord didn't mean for us to move the knee joints sideways..." In other words, a relatively peaceful coexistence of Catholicism and science (Just don't ask for an abortion, of course.)




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  • bridget 6y

    Of course.
  • Fred Miller 6y

    Thanks for walking the tight rope so well, Xeni :-)
  • Zadi Diaz 6y

    Would it be a terrible thing if I said I thought it was Jesus with an iPod?
  • aviana2 PRO 6y

    Congratulations on Explore #1.
  • Megas Aecio 6y

    Jesus, you rocks! I LOVE U!
  • mtmcc421 6y

    Clever pic! Haha.

    "Just don't ask for an abortion, of course." -- Why not, might I ask?
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Taken on May 25, 2009
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