- October 5, 2014
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Dr. Harrison's Corner
The year was 1999, and I had been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. I carried on a conversation with God, over and over again.
“God, I know I may die and I accept this. But why are you taking me? I still have so much work to do!”
It wasn’t a bargain, but a statement. I have work to do. At the time I really had no idea what that work was, except that I had some idea it was going to be abroad, and I was going to be taking care of people in need. By 2005 I had envisioned a home for orphan girls. I sold my home in the US, hugged my wonderful daughters, and came to Kolkata to establish an NGO, Childlife Preserve Shishur Sevay, and it’s home, Shishur Sevay. There was a lot of work to be done before the children came.
Eight years later Shishur Sevay is home to 13 orphaned girls, some with profound disabilities. We live inclusively, a really normal way of living, the children connected by bonds of love, a family.
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