The T-Shirt’s Wisdom Transcends Language Barriers

CDTI Hospital (Centre Hospitalier du Sacre-Coeur), Port-au-Prince, Haiti

While taking a much-needed short break, WEMT (wilderness emergency medical technician) Shane asks his companion if he understands the joke. When a joke is told in a language other than your native tongue, sometimes it’s easy to miss the punch line. With the help of a translator, Shane’s friend reassured him that the concept was not lost as it crossed language lines. Apparently in other countries as well as in the US, the kids aren’t technically really gone until their personal effects are gone for good as well.


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