Poetic, honest and straight from the heart.
This book explores how a volunteer physiotherapist from the British Columbia Interior turns adversity into advantage when she conquers her fears of the unknown and leaves home to immerse herself in work with the differently abled in rural South India, leading to life-changing experiences. This journey describes how children with polio progress from crawling in their village through rehabilitation and education to become adults leading productive lives. See life through the eyes of these children and follow their footsteps through these pages as you travel from Canada to rural India with interludes in England.
Hilary Crowley is a physiotherapist living in Summit Lake, north of Prince George, British Columbia. She took a leave of absence from the Prince George Hospital in 1994 to help train a team of local disability workers in rural South India. This experience opened up more opportunities for overseas development work, which she embraced, travelling to Bhutan, Tibet and Ladakh. Hilary continues to volunteer her time in India. FOOTSTEPS TO FREEDOM documents her 25 years of involvement with Samuha in India. She has also become involved in enhancing services to Indigenous communities in rural Canada. Hilary has founded a charity, SODA, in Prince George to support Samuha’s work in India. Proceeds from this book will go to support Samuha’s disability program in India.
This book can be ordered by emailing Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org or it is available at Books & Co in Prince George, BC.