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As a child, walking hand-in-hand with her father down the hallways of Bombay Hospital in India, Paula Dhanda forged her resolve to become a physician. The manner in which her father, a surgeon, served both the city’s large indigent population and its most impoverished rural citizens further shaped her dreams.
This Sunday, the Wisdom in Action organization honored Dr. Paula Dhanda for her outstanding work with her non-profit organization, Worldwide Healing Hands. The Unsung Hero Award was presented to her by his Holiness the Dalai Lama at the 2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion luncheon in San Francisco.
You can watch a recording of the event here.
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Let me introduce myself, I am Dr. Paula Dhanda. I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a person that is trying to save the world one woman at a time. I have 2 precious children and a very supportive husband. Family is everything to me. I came to Lake County in 1990 because I wanted to make a difference in
Dr. Paula Dhanda and Realtor Diana Dahl both received the Byron Whipple award recognizing extraordinary community and charitable service. Dhanda is known for her local and international promotion of wellness, particularly through her nonprofit organization Worldwide Healing Hands.
May I be a guard for the protectorless
A guide for those who are lost
A raft to help all across the waters of life.
May I be a lamp for those in darkness
May I be food for the hungry
May I be medicine for all who are ill
And for boundless multitudes of beings
May I be their sustenance, enduring
Until all beings are liberated from suffering.
— Bodhisatva vow from Shantideva
A favorite of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Worldwide Healing Hands returned to Ilam, Nepal in 2013 to care for the many women left behind in this remote area from our 2012 mission there.
Namita, a 49 year old mother of 6 children, suffered from severe prolapse of her uterus and bladder causing her to be in constant pain. Despite this, her typical day consisted of working for 18 hours, the majority of it doing heavy lifting. She heard that our team was coming to care for women on the radio and traveled about 100 miles by bus and
Rested and after a full day of sightseeing, our local guide again, drove out of the hotel parking lot for a ride to a place called “the crematorium”. I didn’t have a clue where we were going and why it was taking so long.