2013 Project 365

Project 365/246 – A Tribute to a Bolivian

Remembrance of a young Bolivian woman, with the desire and dreams of being a nurse and helping the less fortunate.

After nursing school, she helped the Aymara Indians, high in the Andes Mountains in a small village near Lake Titicaca.

She met her American to-be husband, who was a Methodist Missionary in the Ancoraimes Methodist Medical Clinic. This clinic is still operational today, caring for 51 villages in the Ancoraimes area.

But all good things come to pass, and the days left on this earth for this bright Bolivian girl are few. Now 83 and living in Florida, she is dearly loved by family and friends.

A good soul that always wanted to encourage individuality and independence with every person that she met. Supporting education and a women’s advocate.

If we could all leave this earth with having touched as many lives as she has.

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  1. If everyone showed as much humanity to each other as your mom did the world would be a much richer place…give her my best wishes

    • Your words truly have warmed my heart Denise, and I can’t thank you enough. Alas, this is a good-bye visit for her, thus the tribute. So many friends have dropped by this week to pay homage it has been humbling. Thank you so much for being you.

      • Oh, I’m sorry…I can be oblivious sometimes šŸ˜¦

        It is really wonderful people are coming by while your mom can enjoy the love. I’m glad you are having this time with her, too.

        Hugs to you both as you make your way through this.

  2. Tell her you love her. Mom’s eat that stuff up. I still say it to my Mom , although she’s only here in spirit. ā¤

  3. I am just catching up with the news of your trip and your Mom, Emily. One can feel the love and the respect you have for your Mom in your writing and these images. And I must tell you that your life and your work DO touch many, many lives, Emily, just like your Mom’s during her life and her work. I am so glad that you are there with her now, the world is so much better for you both… Hugs to the two of you.

    • Ok..so you made me cry. Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. I truly appreciate you and your friendship. I’ll be coming to Cape May in the next month and will certainly be knocking on your door. Hugs and have a lovely day.

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