|TREESA: STARTING A HOME FOR THE AGED AND DISABLED|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Contributed by: Administrator
"Out of sight, out of mind."