Photos and notes from Belarus

Suzanne and Maxim in the high dependency unit.Suzanne has organized the photos from her trip with the Chernobyl Children’s Project to Belarus in October, 2005, where she stayed in one of the children’s asylums and traveled around Belarus. The photos speak for themselves; there is not much more I can say about the conditions under which these children live and suffer. Amazingly, as the photos show, the children are positive and often smiling.

For more details, please read Suzanne’s essay on A brief excerpt:

Since my return from humanitarian efforts with the Chernobyl Children?s Project International (CCPI) at the Vesnova Children?s Asylum in Belarus, this past October 2005, I?ve been asked to write about my experience. For someone who enjoys writing, this has been the most difficult experience to write about. I?ve lost count of how many times I?ve started, ending a few lines later with no where to go but just to sit with the feeling and most of the time?cry.

I am incredibly proud of my wife and the work she is doing with this organization.