October 27, 2017

#WATWB 1 - Dr Ruth Pfau

Not all of us can prevent a war; but most of us can help ease sufferings of the body and the soul – Ruth Pfau

Dr Ruth Pfau a German Physician and nun known as the “Pakistan’s Mother Theresa was accorded a full state funeral, as the first Christian women in the Muslim majority country.  She has spent 57 years working to eradicate leprosy, tuberculosis and other diseases in Pakistan.
She reached Pakistan in the 1960’s enroute to India and volunteered at a local leprosy colony, at the age of 32 she dedicated herself looking at the plight of people in Karachi and the care given to the patients, there were no medical facilities available to the lepers; disturbed and depressed; she began in a small hut treating the leprosy patients and gradually expanded her services to other diseases. 

She reached out by collecting donations from Germany and Pakistan and worked with other hospitals in Pakistan; in recognition of her services she was given the Pakistan Citizenship.
I admire Ruth Pfau for leaving her country and making Pakistan her home to serve those who needed medical help, she died of respiratory problems and other issues due to advance in her age on the 10th August, 2017.
They say that she never talked about religions, yet “her faith, service, and love” show actual representations of the spirit to animate interreligious relation.” There are plenty of information about her; you may follow these links to be inspired.

This post is part of the We Are the World Blogfest wherein bloggers around the world post an article that brings light and inspiration.
Should you wish to take part this is the link to add yourname: http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx?id=277138&type=basic;

I am glad to participate for the first time and thank Susan Scott for inspiring meJ

you can also read:
http://www.gardenofedenblog.com/sir-nicholas-winton/#comment-144308
http://shilpaagarg.com/2017/10/meals-poor.html#comment-2219018

20 comments:

  1. Dr Ruth Pfau's life story is that of selfless service and love. Truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing her story and writing for #WATWB, Genevive. :)

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    1. welcome shilpa, I am glad to be doing my little bit of sharing and happy to meet so many others in this community.

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  2. And Thank YOU for sharing my link in your post! ♥

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    1. my pleasure shilpa:) You have always been inspiring and great role model in the blogging community.

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  3. Dr Ruth is a truly inspirational woman. Thanks for sharing he story

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    1. Welcome friend, am glad you liked her story.

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  4. What an inspiration Dr Ruth Pfau is. Thanks, G Angela, for sharing her story for #WATWB.

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    1. True, am inspired by her life and appreciate for being here, thank you:)

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  5. thanks to dr. ruth. what a remarkable woman.

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    1. Yes she is a remarkable woman and her simplicity is amazing, thank you for your comment.

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  6. Another superhero amidst us. Dedicating her life for the service of others. Thanks for sharing her story with us. And thanks for passing by my blog.

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    1. You are most welcome, glad to read all the inspiring stories, appreciate you for being here.

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  7. What an extraordinary story of this selfless woman Genevive, thank you so much for sharing it. It was just a few months back that she died. I can see her soul in her eyes ...

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    1. Welcome Susan, I am glad to participate in this fest, appreciate you for inspiring me and yes, she died very recently two months ago.

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  8. Sometimes people simply need to know they're loved. Sounds like Ruth is doing a good job of making sure of that.

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    1. Very true, its the simplest little message that is greatest for some persons and Ruth had the generosity and courage to listen to her heart. Thank you for stopping by; I appreciate your presence here:)

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  9. Welcome to the WATWB, Angela! You chose a beautiful story to share for your first post; what an extraordinary woman, and an extraordinary life! Thank you for bringing her into the spotlight. And thank you, too, for stopping over at Quiet Laughter earlier. Much appreciated, and happy to meet you :)

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    1. Thank you friend for your warmth, and appreciate you for the compliments and kind words, I am glad to be associated in this forum.

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  10. What an extraordinary woman to devote her life to such service. And what a perfect sharing to make your WATWB debut with - so glad you joined!

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    1. Thanks for the compliments and yes she is an extraordinary woman and its my pleasure to write about her.

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