'Pick a problem... any problem and do something about it.
Because to somebody that is hurting... something is everything.'
Like many kids, I was asked what I would like to be when I grew up. For 16 years, I did not know what the answer was. However, there was a tiny voice in my head that constantly whispered,'I want to to make a difference.'
On 31st October 2008, I chanced upon an emaciated rottweiler lying recumbent in the middle of morning traffic on my way to school. In my pink tank top and jeans, I waved my skinny arms to stop traffic and pulled her to safety. Needless to say, I missed school that day to get her the necessary medical attention she needed. I named her Kiya. Kiya introduced me to the world of veterinary medicine. Kiya was my epiphany. She made me realize that caring and improving animal health and welfare is what provides me the greatest adrenaline rush and sense of gratification.
Veterinary school and helping animals in need, opened my eyes to another facet of society; the impoverished and the underserved communities. They are often overlooked and worse, looked down upon. Their presence unseen and their stories unheard. My hope is that this platform would serve to allow us to hear their stories and look through their lens without judgement.
My goal is to make a difference in this lifetime... one human and one animal at a time.
'Do ordinary things with extraordinary love' ~ Mother Theresa