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May 8, 2004

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  TREESA: STARTING A HOME FOR THE AGED AND DISABLED
Treesa, Bethesda Home, Puthur, Puzhamballam Road, Thrissur 680014 Ph: 0487 2353041

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Was it because Treesa and her husband were in the Gulf and not directly supervising the work that the house they constructed ended up with 16 bedrooms?  Whatever was the intention of the owners, when the construction was complete, the Divine Plan slowly unfolded.  It was to be a home for the aged and disabled.

Slowly the real users started coming to Bethesda Home at Puthur, Puzhamballam Road, Thrissur and the 16 rooms appeared to be not sufficient at all.  And so more rooms are being added to the Home, where Treesaís parents, and her husbandís father too live.

Even as a young girl, Treesa was fond of helping the needy.  She used to buy food to an old woman from the bus fare given by her father.  Perhaps the merit of that deed must have prompted the Lord to entrust her with the greater responsibility of feeding dozens of old women.

After completing her studies from Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, she worked in many countries in the Gulf.  Later she obtained Ph.D in Child Psychology and Child Development from U.K and specialised in treatment of physically and mentally challenged children.

The Bethesda Home, which now houses 40 inmates, tries to meet their needs like going to park or zoo, visiting places of worship etc.  Guests are welcomed and there is provision for relatives to stay with their near ones for 2 days.  Service of doctor and physiotherapists are also available in the home, which has 17 employees to look after the inmates.

Treesa, who frequently visits the home despite her busy work schedule in the Gulf, has the unstinted support of her husband and 2 children, in her efforts.  

 

Courtesy: V.R.Hariprasad, Streedhanam, March 2004

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