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Rated: ASR · Short Story · Medical · #2189762
A female physician helps a teen aged girl while on a medical mission
I’m In Trouble

“I don’t like this.” I said.

“The turbulence won’t last forever. In fact, I can see the landing strip.” Henry replied.

“That’s the landing strip? It looks like a dirt road!”

“Well, it is a dirt road.”

“I don’t know how I’m going to survive the next 3 months in Ghana.”

“Once we start our medical mission you’re going to fall in love with the people we treat and you won’t notice that we’re living and working in a third world county.”

It took a couple of weeks for me to adjust my new work environment, the language barrier and the lack of supplies, but Henry was right, I fell in love with the people of Ghana. We provided physicals, treated the acutely ill and administered life saving immunizations. Every so often, I was lucky enough to deliver a few babies.

One evening as I was cleaning up for the day, I noticed a teen aged girl peering into the clinic from behind a door.

“Can I help you?”

“I’m in trouble.” Kafui whispered.

“What’s wrong?”

“I’m pregnant and my family has kicked me out of the house.”

“Do you know who the father is?"

“Yes, it’s my boyfriend but he’s part of a different tribe and we are forbidden to see one another.”

I brought the girl back to the physicians’ housing quarters and provided her with a hot meal and a place to stay for the night as I figured out my next step.

The next morning, I was treating an older woman named, Mawusi, who was suffering from depression and loneliness after losing her husband and sons in the civil war. She was desperately seeking companionship when I had an idea.

“Mawusi, I think I know someone who would be grateful to share your home.”

WC: 298
Prompt: “I don’t like this”

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