Tag Archives: Personal Narratives

The boy with two dads

David G. Thoele Chicago, Illinois, United States (Spring 2016)   Martin pictured with his two dads The first time I met Martin in my clinic, the 7-year-old seemed friendly, but shy.  He was a bit chubby, with dark, short-cropped hair, rounded fingernails, and blue-tinged skin. He was short for his age, with features of Down […]

Children do not die

Matko Marusic University of Split, Croatia (Winter 2014) Photography by S GLeisner Josip was just one of the boys who lived in our street, but to me he was and still is especially important. It was through him that I, for the first time, encountered an incurable disease; he was the first person I wanted […]