This Photo Kills Me

Left in the Cold

My parents always told me I tend to focus on the negative. I had given over 30 blankets on the day this photo was taken (not the 30 I gave with Save the Children – that was another batch of blankets I had bought).

Some kids, like the one on the right, were lucky enough to get one. Others, like the other kid in the photo, were left shivering in the cold. Why is it that I can sometimes forget the faces of the kids that I’ve helped, but manage to never forget the ones I couldn’t?

4 Responses to “This Photo Kills Me”


  1. 1 Juliana Rincón

    Hi Shawn, thank you for such an inspiring project. I took the liberty to use your Creative Commons picture on an article on aid to victims of the Cyclone Sidr. You can find that article here: http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/01/05/bangladesh-cyclone-sidr-relief-efforts/

    thanks for making a difference in people´s lives.

  2. 2 Juliana Rincón

    Hi Shawn, thank you for such an inspiring project. I took the liberty to use your Creative Commons picture on an article on aid to victims of the Cyclone Sidr. You can find that article here: http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/01/05/bangladesh-cyclone-sidr-relief-efforts/

    thanks for making a difference in people´s lives.

  3. 3 Shawn

    Hi Juliana, that was a really great article you wrote. Thank you for mentioning me. I love sharing my work – so I’m really glad you took advantage of the CC license I use 🙂

  4. 4 Shawn

    Hi Juliana, that was a really great article you wrote. Thank you for mentioning me. I love sharing my work – so I’m really glad you took advantage of the CC license I use 🙂

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