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Doctors Without Borders Volunteer Finds Comfort in an African Dog
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Some time after my return, I worked with an MSF nurse who had taken part in the same project. She reported that she ran with Tasia every morning, and assured me he was happy and healthy and thriving with his rotating circle of friends — the ever-changing MSF team. For me, he will always be the great African dog who saved my soul and gave me the love and encouragement I needed while living so very far away from home.

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 64: Apr/May 2011
Donna Hicks Myers, a pediatric nurse practitioner and medical anthropologist, works with Doctors Without Borders. Her beloved Helen passed away last November

Illustration Tina Zellmer

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