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Dr. Ilaria Moneta, Italian pediatrician currently on a MSF mission in the Central African Republic

“One of the patients who touched me the most is an 18 months old boy who was suffering from pneumonia and severe malnutrition.

He was very weak when he was admitted, but improved significantly during his 10 days stay with us. You know, it’s not good for small children to stay that long in a hospital. But this little boy recovered remarkably, and towards the end of his stay he was so much better, always giving me a big smile when I would come, grabbing my hand, wanting to engage.

But yesterday he came back for his follow up appointment, and he worried me. He lost a lot of weight in a week – that’s not good for a such a young child. I could see right away that he was not well: he didn’t recognize me anymore, he was sad, he was like another person. I wanted to hospitalize him again to keep an eye on him, but we couldn’t. They live in town, so at least they don’t have to travel far to come to us. They didn’t come back today, so he must be doing OK. I hope so.

The reality of pneumonia can be very scary and dangerous. Each year, it takes the lives of nearly one million kids. There’s a vaccine to prevent it, but it’s too expensive for many countries to afford. That’s why we need #Pfizer and #GSK to drop the price to $5/child for all developing countries and humanitarian organizations. #AskPharma http://afairshot.org

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Lamborghini, Aventador LP750-4 “SuperVeloce”, Central, Hong Kong by Daryl Chapman
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One of the many green beasts around Hong Kong.

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55 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria & 56 Fairlane Club Sedan by Greg Gjerdingen
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On the way back from: 40th ANNUAL GREENBERG MEMORIAL DAY CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET Hosted by: The North Central Chapter Hudson Essex Terraplane Club May 26, 2014 Cambridge Minnesota

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1957 Chevrolet 150 Handyman by Greg Gjerdingen
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40th ANNUAL GREENBERG MEMORIAL DAY CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET Hosted by: The North Central Chapter Hudson Essex Terraplane Club May 26, 2014 Cambridge Minnesota

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77 Mercury Grand Marquis by Greg Gjerdingen
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40th ANNUAL GREENBERG MEMORIAL DAY CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET Hosted by: The North Central Chapter Hudson Essex Terraplane Club May 26, 2014 Cambridge Minnesota