I am starting the difficult process of going through the images I made of Pasha as she died. Pasha died of liver failure and was very jaundiced for the last month of her life. Unfortunately she was not given pain medication and the process of her dying was a long and painful road we walked together.
Here Pasha is clutching a branch of leaves that Ana brought in to help Pasha cool down. Moldova is very hot in the summer and there is no air conditioning in the village. Most Moldovans do not even use a fan for fear of something they call, "the current," which is the belief that a breeze will make you sick. Ana thought Pasha could fan herself with the leaves, unfortunately by that time, Pasha was too weak to do so.