We have now wrapped up our mission here in Bangladesh. A rewarding and enriching trip. We have made so many new friends. And have changed 108 lives.
There is no way we can thank enough the members of the Rotary Club of Agrabad. They have spent so many hours helping to prepare for our trip and have been at our side every step of the way. Thank you. The staff of the Chittagong Wells Park Hotel have gone way beyond our expectations with their attentiveness and hospitality. And last but by no means least in this last blog I would like to take the time to recognize the founder of Nuture Hospital where we have spent our time on this mission.
“Nurture Centre for the Disabled and Paralyzed” was established by Nasreen Baqui. Nasreen determined that there was a serious need for a rehab hospital in Chittagong. So when her children were young she took her savings from her beauty shop business bought a plot of land on the outskirts of Chittagong, started fundraising and built Nurture hospital.The mission of the Nuture Centre for Disabled and Paralyzed is “to accommodate the needs of the poor, the diseased, and the paralyzed who cannot afford treatment in clinics and hospitals.”
Nasreen and her husband have 3 children, Yamin, Yasir and Sanjana. Yasmin and Yasir who are twins have just finished college in the states at Harvard receiving a degree in Economics, they also got a cross degree at MIT in Engineering. Yamin and Yasir will be attending Cambridge in the fall. They will be working on their PhD in Aeroacoustics (which is a branch of Aerospace Engineering) and each will be working on his own specialization, Jet Engines and Turbo propellers respectively.
They have all been so active in helping our team daily. Yamin and Yasir have acted as interpreters in the operating room and in the recovery room.
Nasreen has played a key role throughout our entire mission. She has made sure that every patient and each parent receive a free meal during their stay along with many other charitable acts for our mission.
-Linda Bullard Stoich photojournalist
“Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.”