Calgary-based writer Debra Cummings’ story about her trip to Kurseong in Northern India, to help buy a home for orphans, appears in the March/April 2010 issue. Here is an excerpt from ‘house parent’ Cecilia George’s blog, which details how the children are doing in their new home.
‘Despite the bad weather and a bad flu, our children wrote their final exams and all of them passed!
“Shanti Lucy had an appendix operation in the Holy Family hospital where she is doing her nursing course. All the children wrote notes to her and sent them along with her brother Nigma.
“Prabina Monica had a bad flu and was hospitalized. She went to the hospital many times for check ups, but [when she wasn’t getting better] I took her to a private doctor who did all the necessary tests, x-rays and blood tests. She was finally diagnosed with tuberculosis. She has to take medicine regularly. Thank you very much for all your help and generosity and because of that I was able to take Prabina Monica to the doctor, do all the needed tests and get her medicine.
“I’m happy to announce that we named our house after the Morning Star, which means hope. I believe our home will be the answer for many needy children and young people who are looking for hope.’
Watch for more updates from Cecilia, and photos at www.ksac.in/cecilia/. Want to get in touch with the Best Health story’s author, Deb Cummings? Email her at cummings.debs @ gmail.com.