Thank you Bowen! From the SIRC kids

Meet Bowen Wright.

Bowen Wright

Bowen is a young 15-year old who lives on Bowen Island, BC Canada with her Mom, Dad, two little sisters (Casey and Brinley), little brother (Cooper) and dog Juno.

Wright kids

She goes to school at Rockridge Secondary, in West Vancouver. She takes a ferry boat every day to get there because there are no high schools on Bowen Island. She likes to play volleyball, surf, swim, draw, read, and listen to music! Someday she very much hopes to visit Nepal and the SIRC!

Bowen also works on Bowen Island at an Italian restaurant where she makes pizza.  Bowen has used her earnings from this job to buy lots of toys, colouring books & markers, as well as putty and some treats for the kids at SIRC.  How kind!!

Many  of these kids are children of carers who in turn are taking care of family members.  One teen girl is a caregiver herself to her father, and she particularly loved the stickers. The young man in a wheelchair is a patient and worked hard at making shapes with the putty.  The little boy so creative with his shapes and the great big smile I have written about earlier re-posting one of Dr Stan’s reflections.

Yesterday afternoon, after the morning’s therapy is done, the gifts were presented to the kids, who were just delighted with the goodies! Check out the photos.



Bowen, be very proud of yourself for bringing such sheer joy to these kids,  your generosity, thoughtfulness and kindness is gratefully appreciated.

A big DHANYBAD from all at SIRC in the Saanga Hills! xo


Permission granted for all photos used in this post.


About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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