Doc Charlie is 75 years old and after 50 years of active medical work he has not settled into the typical life of ease and retirement. Recently he chose to go to Cairo, Egypt to provide healthcare for over 2,300 Sudanese refugee children. Many thousands of Sudanese have fled their country and the war that has been raging for over 30 years. Healthcare and educational opportunities have been extremely limited for these refugees in Egypt.
Doc Charlie and other aid workers rose before sunrise each day to make their way to the small Sudanese schools around Cairo. The lines of children seemed endless that backed up for medical exams, food, school supplies, prayers and hugs.
If you would like to see a short multi-media piece on Doc Charlie, please go to www.garyschapman.com/doc.mov
(24-105mm lens at 28mm, 1/200 sec, f5.6 ISO400)