Sveta, Mykolaiv, Ukraine 2001

Sveta's sister asked me to help get Sveta to the hospital. I agreed but Sveta refused to be moved. Instead she begged me for money so a friend could buy her opium which she would shoot into whatever veins had not yet collapsed. (I refused, but often question my decision.) It was obvious that at this point getting a fix was the only way to ease her pain., Odessa, Ukraine, 2001


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