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Hamilton Tiger-Cats Hamilton Tiger-Cats is a Guyanese hero – Lending a hand in his native land

April 8, 2012 Leave a comment

TheSpec – Lending a hand in his native land.

Ticat Ryan Hinds returned to his roots in Guyana to promote a campaign to improve health care for children.

 

When I try to explain what it meant to return to my native Guyana for the first time in 18 years, I struggle to put feelings into words. I always feel like my descriptions are never doing it justice.

But there’s one image that always seems to work: it’s of an isolation room in the pediatric ward of the hospital that bears a strong resemblance to a jail cell. From the paint chipped walls, to paper thin mattress, and the caged tank of a toilet without a seat.

Every time I think of the room, I think “this is the room where children in the worst condition are forced to stay.”

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