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    As a global health physician I have worked all over the world. I took this photograph (with permission) in the intensive care unit of Mongolia's national hospital, a portrait of a patient with Hepatitis B&D waiting for a liver transplant. The clock ticking was deafening. We don't consider it so, but really, every heart beat is a privilege. This reminds me of Astronaut Neil Armstrong's quote, "I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine."
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    You captured a truly storytelling image. I can feel the anxiety this man if feeling, wondering if he will live long enough to receive his transplant, completely unsure of his future. Your caption does a wonderful job of telling us the background of this photograph all while keeping it in perspective and challenging us to appreciate our time, our health while we have it. Nice job.

    Joni Schrantz
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    Date Taken: Mar 29, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2017
    Location: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Focal Length: 26 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Alexander Kumar
    Categories: Black and White, People, Portraits
    Assignments: The Gift of Life