It has always been my intention to take McTimoney Chiropractic to parts of the world that would not have access to it and in particular to people that would never have access to it in their lifetime.
My interest with Ghar Sita Mutu, fondly known as House with Heart began in 2010 when I was part of a team that went to Nepal to volunteer our skills to this home for abandoned children. The home is also a training centre for destitute women and has an outreach programme for needy families too.
Since 2010 I have been to the home 5 times and on each occasion treated the children, women and staff with McTimoney Chiropractic sessions. I have also treated locals and Westerners in Kathmandu where session fees have been donated to the home. I was humbled to be asked to work alongside Dr. Tenzin, an eminent acupuncturist and Tibetan Doctor, who treats many of the homes residents. He was in total awe of how his elderly mother’s various aches and pains were significantly reduced from one session of McTimoney Chiropractic.
Due to my involvement with House with a Heart, I have experienced one of the most enriching and loving friendships of my life with the Founder of the home, Beverly Bronson who is the embodiment of being selfless, always demonstrating compassion and kindness in action. She has taught me so much about unconditional love and of being of service to others without any self gain.
In all of my visits to the home, I am continually overwhelmed with my clients’ generosity in supporting a cause that has become very dear to my heart. Many have felt compelled to help and make a difference to the lives of others as McTimoney Chiropractic has made a difference to their lives. Some have gone further by donating their time and have joined me on these expeditions which are entirely self-funded and others have made their own way there and volunteered. What started in 2010 in wanting to make a small difference has had a far reaching effect than I could have ever imagined.
In 5 visits and since the Earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015, we have raised over £35,000 for the home.
For me McTimoney Chiropractic and House with Heart are a passion and a way of life. Returning there is like returning to members of my own family. It is impossible to forget their warmth, kindness and appreciation. Despite what many of these children have been through, they know how to remain open, to share, to forgive, to be compassionate, to radiate joy, to laugh, to play, to dance, and to love. One of the things that has struck me the most whilst working with them is their understanding even at such a young age, that they have been given an opportunity other children haven’t and if they make it in life it is their responsibility to give back to their communities. Some of the older children already are giving back to the home that they grew up in.
For those wanting to donate please go to http://www.gharsitamutu.org/donate.html
Thank you for your continued support.
Update February 2019
My dear friend Beverly passed away May 2018 after being ill for 6 months. We were all devastated by it. The children and all at House with Heart were bereft
and went through a process of deep grieving to mourn her loss.
One thing was certain, Beverly’s legacy and the home she built would continue to flourish. It is being steered forward with a Board in Nepal and a Board in New York as well as countless volunteers and donors who continue to give generously.
I was asked to be an Advisory Council Member for House with Heart; a role that I have accepted with great pride and honour.