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This week’s real-life feature was heart-wrenching and inspiring (‘I was healed by love’, July 25). The picture of extensively scarred Turia Pitt with Michael Hoskin, the man who loves her unconditionally in spite of her injuries, should be shown to all those who struggle to be happy with what they see in the mirror and have an inferiority complex about their physical appearance.
A bush fire might have robbed Turia of her good looks but it clearly could not damage her spirit.
By getting back on her feet and overcoming the hardships that she has faced over the years, Turia proves that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Armed with the love of a man who loves her for the person she is and not for how she looks, Turia will go on to be an example for all those who say, ‘Can’t do’.
May the two of them live happily ever after, for their love story definitely deserves a fairytale ending.
NISHTHA SRIVASTAVA, VIA EMAIL
When I read the article ‘I was healed by love’, I was moved to tears. I believe that Turia is a very inspiring person, for in spite of the hardships that she has faced in her life, she has a strong willpower to carry on. It is truly marvellous how she did not let her burns hold her back and destroy her happiness.
Her story proves just how unpredictable life can be.
GAYATHRI MENON, GRADE 10 STUDENT
So inspiring... that’s what I was feeling when I read the article ‘I was healed by love’. Being a doctor myself, I deal with patients day in and out who are ready to give up so easily.
Turia’s story is what I would like to share with them to inspire them to live life to the fullest no matter what fate has in store for you.
I applaud Michael, who loves Turia beyond her physical beauty and continues to be her strength. I wish them a bright and a blessed future.
DR SONIA GUPTE, DUBAI
This story just proves that beauty comes from within and that true love has nothing to do with looks. Turia is a brave and amazing woman who has inspired us all. Karen, editor
For me, the Making A Difference article ‘By force of habit’ (July 25) was an eye opener. It showed how in a patriarchal society, a woman requires a lot of courage to stand up to an oppressive husband and force him to stop drinking. This article showed how a team of women worked with liquor stores and families to force their husbands to reform.
SYEDA AMENA, GRADE 11, OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL, DUBAI
Tough love is needed sometimes – and in this case it works!
This is my Friday routine: Go to church, catch up with friends, have an early sumptuous lunch, read Suresh Menon’s column, then have a great siesta. His subtle humour does not make you laugh out loud, driving sleep away, but it stays with you, making you smile even in your sleep.
DR JANCY MATHEW
Suresh makes us all smile every Friday. Glad he makes your day.
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