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.”