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From the founder of The Peace Dragon, @ladyrags11 .
It is a nostalgic day for me, one of tears and triumphs.
Mumbai saw the return of a beloved young son who lost his parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, on the tragic night in November of 2008. Moshé was saved by their brave nanny, Sandra Samuel, who rushed in to save him while the terrorists took siege and hostages in the Chabad house.
Life has a way of bringing the people you need in your life. I answered a call from Rabbi Tiechtel and was introduced to the wonderful Chabad community in Nashville, where I spoke several times, worked with their students and took several classes to learn about their religion. As fate and faith would have it, Rabbi Tiechtel was journeying to Israel and meeting Moshé, Sandra and his grandparents. Only two at the time. I sent Moshé my set of how to draw books to be with him as he grew older, and hand painted the very first Peace Dragon T-shirt ever made.
The accompanying picture shows him then and now, sharing the same smile that I know will continue to be a brilliant beacon of hope for our futures. Leave it to children to show us the way.
The article and photo were sent to me by my American Ambassador doctor, Rati Godrej, someone who has graced my life since her smiling face appeared at my door at the Bombay hospital. The second and third T-shirt’s went to the first born of my emergency room surgeon, Dr. Aamod Rao, who operated endlessly through the night after a full day of work to save victims; and Nancy Dickson, who works with the Hubert H.Humphrey fellows at Vanderbilt, whose work with international teachers, principals, educators has broadened my life by bringing me into her world classroom.
Life’s roads may have us feeling lost at times, but if we trust, in every step we are held and our perfect travel companions appear.
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