Instead of Committing Suicide on a Nepalese Mountain, She Met a Villager Who Changed Everything
Sep 14, 2017
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In early 2016, 57-year-old Kathryn Lowe found herself on the precipice of turbulent life, wondering if it was all worth it.
Struggling through declining health and a bitter divorce, she decided to follow the promptings of her younger sister Carol who was keen to travel to Nepal for a trekking adventure. Despite a wariness to visit the small, environmentally unstable country that had only a year earlier been devastated by a massive earthquake, Kathryn soon found herself on a small plane coming in to land at Tenzing-Hillary airport, the site of the world’s most dangerous landing strip.
“Before I left, I wrote out my will,” she told Good News Network. “I didn’t expect to come back. I was either going to find an existence over there or quietly fall off the side of a mountain.”
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“What became the major catalyst for me deciding to become involved with education in Lukla was the tragic story of a young child who was denied formal education because his parents couldn’t afford the $15 a month asked for by the school,” Kathryn explained.
The 8-year-old boy begged to be allowed into the school only to have the door closed on him.
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Saved this for a Christmas miracle story.
Hard to imagine the depths of despair that would induce some one to jump.
I doubt that it was a “random” happenstance. I’d like to think the Universe, a Guardian Angel, or just the human will to survive made the world a better place.
I don’t fault the school. Can’t save everyone. No margin; no mission.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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