Haitians digging through the rubble of a marketplace today stumbled on more than moldy bananas: they pulled out a man alive after 28 days. You can probably imagine the state he was in; if not, the all-knowing news scroll at the bottom of the TV reports that he was severely malnourished and dehydrated. Really?
How does a body endure for nearly a month without food and water? How do you not decide that it’s time to close your eyes for good on Day 27? How does it change your life to know that you are a miracle?