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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Indian Chaplain in the Holy Land: Risking one's life for one's employer
HOLY LAND, Tuesday, 18 February 2014. Father Tojy, the Indian chaplain in the Holy Land, sent us a moving testimony to the devotion of a migrant worker to her employer.
Ms. Anandavally, a 53 years old Indian woman care giver, risked her life while trying to save her employer, a 73 years old man who had Alzheimer’s disease, when a fire broke out in their apartment on January 1, 2014.
The cause of fire is not known.
When the fire started, she managed to escape and tried to get help from the neighbors but nobody was willing to come to her aid. So she ran back to the apartment to save the old man whom she was looking after and succeeded to carry him out of the fire, risking her own life. Both were taken to Rambam Hospital in Haifa immediately. She suffered burn injuries on her head, face and on both legs. The old man passed away 3 weeks ago.
She is unable to walk and her brother who came from Kerala is taking care of her. It will take a few months for her to recover fully. Some kindhearted (Good Samaritans) Indians are supporting her in the hospital.
Indeed it is written: “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13).
Source and picture: Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel
Posted by Al-Bushra Watch at 11:53 PM