Via the Peoria Journal Star, Dr. John Carroll writes from Haiti about the Praying Man. Excerpt:
Who is this Praying Man and why is he praying?
He is a slum dweller from Cite Soleil and is praying that our dentist would pull one of his painful and rotten teeth.
Yesterday he was in line in our medical/dental clinic in a notorious neighborhood in Soleil. He patiently waited for hours sitting on a wooden bench with dozens of other dental patients with chronic pain.
However, it wouldn’t be. The hour was late and the patient before Praying Man turned out to be our last dental patient. This last patient was a very afraid thin young woman whom our dentist needed to cajole and use the art of dentistry to successfully and painlessly extract her tooth.
So our Praying Man was promised first spot in the morning to have his tooth pulled. He was happy with this as he left the clinic.Click through to see what happened next.