Cross # 15.7001

Katmandu, Nepal

This heart was given to Sakila, a local acupuncturist. She was part of the team along with Western acupuncturists providing treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to the April 2015 earthquake. She has been working tirelessly providing relief for many communities affected by the earthquakes. During the time I worked with Sakila she was under great pressure, not only from the relief work. Her sister had a complicated cesarian which hospitalized her for a month. Sakila and her Mom had to go to the hospital daily take care of the sister. The strain of being a caretaker weakened Mom and she was hospitalized as well, leaving only Sakila to care for them while also providing for the community at large.