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10 October 2007


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Beverley Davis

Hello Michelle,

I'm Leela's mother and I follow your blog entries with much interest. How amazing that you've taken on this huge commitment to these precious children. I hope to do something as significant in my lifetime as well.

Leela is so looking forward to coming to volunteer with you. She's been over in south India, arriving 10/6. She's been very homesick up until now or at least recently (we have very little communication available to us). I'm hoping that has passed or will pass soon. I also think having a real "home base" such as working with you will give her a new "home" for the last month of her stay.

I hope you find her to be helpful. She is a good soul and will knock herself out to be helpful in whatever ways she can.

Best to you in dealing with the government. I have my fingers crossed. With the slow speed I've heard about the government there, maybe the girls will all be grown and on their own before they decide to close you up!

It is my great pleasure to learn of you and get to know you, such as that is possible from your writings here and from Leela. You are a woman with tremendous insight and I truly admire you.

Stay away from ants!


Beverley Davis


We are so much looking forward to Leela's stay. She will be speaking at the IICP workshop on Empowerment and Alternative Communication Strategies. We have scheduled six month evaluations of choto bacchas for when she is here. I have lots of questions for her about helping the children communicate!

As for her feeling at home, it is IMPOSSIBLE not to feel at home with Gibi, for whom this is all homecoming. And of course the girls here are all waiting for the Didis to arrive. (me too).

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