Date of birth?
Again and again, they ask Tracy her name and when she was born.
From electrocardiogram technicians to nurses to surgeons, all insist on the information. Hospital regulations require patients identify themselves for every procedure.
Tracy eagerly complies, no matter how often. Everyone’s eyes are so friendly, their smiles reassuring. And they all show an interest in her well-being.
Concerned nurses begin asking the young teen if her repeat injuries are from abuse at home.
No. Tracy doesn’t tell them that her parents disappeared years ago.
Or how they disappeared.