Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. '02 | May 8, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
“How long have you had the mass in your breast?” I ask Natalie, a 43-year-old woman, in Creole.
“Some time,” she replies, an indicator of the Haitian measurement of time. I prod and she eventually reveals that she has had the tumor for about a year. Over time, I gather from her the narrative of the last year of her life — a journey of misunderstanding and fear, difficulty navigating the Haitian healthcare system, and a desperate lack of money.