Calicut | Published on: March 7, 2011

“I do not feel like a dead log now: I rather feel like one among you”

Soothing touch: Forest Minister Benoy Viswom helps T. Kumaran

These are the words of Mr Kumaran as he was wheeled by Kerala’s Forest Minister Benoy Viswom through the newly created half-kilometer, tree-lined pathway, part of the “Santwana Vanam” project at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut/Kozhikode.

“Santwana Vanam” was created with the support of the Forest Department of Kerala for patients like Mr Kumaran, a paraplegic, and for many others whose lives are limited by disease.

Let us at this time remember with gratitude Bruce Davis, who supported the Pain and Palliative Care Society at Calicut by finding almost all the money needed to build the Institute of Palliative Medicine.

Thank you Mr Mohammed Saif for sending us the information.