Stepping Forward From Jaipur

I have taken a step sideways from usual (long winded) story telling and bring to my reader’s attention a project that is in urgent need of some support.

Ask any Hollywood Producer and he will confirm the age old dictum of “never put your own money into a film”  well, a film maker friend of mine, Christine Booth has done just that.  For the past five years she has been traveling from the UK to India at her own expense to film the work of a very special clinic in Jaipur.  She began a “kick starter” campaign to secure the final funds needed to do all the post production on her remarkable documentary, adding the music, recording a voice over, colour adjustments and grading etc.

The Story:

Forty five years ago in Rajasthan, a young Indian Government officer, Devendra Raj Mehta, suffered a near-fatal car crash. Among other injuries, his left leg had been broken in 43 places – and it was only the skill of his surgeons that saved it from boothbeing amputated. As he recovered, his gratitude made him think about the many people who aren’t as fortunate – and he vowed to someday help them. Just five years later, he founded the BMVSS, to give artificial limbs free of charge to anyone who needs one,  and to help restore dignity and self-esteem to people who would otherwise be forgotten by society. So far, it’s helped to transform the lives of over a million amputees all over the world.

Please visit her Kick starter page to see the full story.  If you can contribute or at least redistribute the page that would be a great help.


About Bill Hayes

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2 Responses to Stepping Forward From Jaipur

  1. nedhamson says:

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson Second Line View of the News and commented:
    Wow – what a story – I don’t have the cash to help but maybe someone who sees this post will help.

  2. Bill Hayes says:

    Hey Ned, thanks for the re-blog. The deadline has now passed, and she made it! She was looking for 12,000 pounds and was pledged 12,465 instead. But it is a story everyone should know about. Just such an amazing place charity.

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