Harish’s search for his mission in life
The Prana help alliance project in southern India also looks after disabled children.
A little while ago, an old woman and her grandchild came to the therapy centre for disabled children of the Prana help alliance project in Periyamudaliyar Chavadi near Pondicherry in southern India.
It was immediately obvious that the five-year old Harish was blind. His grandmother explained that his mother had disowned him, “he only brings bad luck”, says project manager Hilde Link. Before that, Harish’s father had left his wife because of the disabled child. Now the mother also did not want to have anything to do with her child. He now lives with his grandmother who took him in.
“We immediately arranged for Harish to be examined in a large specialist eye clinic”, says Link. Modern technology will help him, she thought. “We were sure that the doctors would be able to operate and make the boy see again”. But that’s not what happened.