Jacques Cony, 80, waits to have his Urostomy bag replaced on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at Dr. Antonio Musa Regional Hospital in San Pedro de Macoris.
Jacques has been waiting nine years for his pension. His son, Papucho Cony, 38, takes care of him and brings him to the hospital every two weeks.
Papucho spends about $20 a month in medicine and transportation to the hospital where they replace Jacques's Urostomy bag- a necessity after a work-related injury. “Here there are a lot of old people who die waiting for their pensions,” says Papucho, "As long as he is alive, we'll keep trying."
Dr. Antonio Musa Regional Hospital
(Michelle Kanaar/ For the Miami Herald)
Publication Date: Oct. 21, 2015