From Bleak to Beautiful — Meet Sheebani

When Founder, Caroline Boudreaux took her first visit to India on Mother’s Day of 2000, she met Sheebani Das. Sheebani was the first orphan Caroline ever held.

GI_Sheebani_1Caroline recounts the meeting that forever changed her life: “Sheebani came and put her head on my knee. When I picked her up, she pushed her body into mine, trying desperately to get the affection she lacked. I sang her a lullaby and rocked her to sleep. I went upstairs to put her into her crib, and was shocked to see that there wasn’t one. Instead, the room was filled with hard, wooden-slatted beds. No mattresses, just wooden beds that reminded me of a concentration camp. GI_Sheebani_2I gently laid Sheebani down, but when I heard her bones hit the boards, I broke. I couldn’t believe it that any child had to live like this. Here I was, traveling around the world without a care, and these children were going to bed hungry and lonely every night, on hard wooden beds. I was angry, hurt, and embarrassed.

Right at that moment, on Mother’s Day, I decided I had to do something to help parentless children. That was the beginning of the Miracle Foundation.”

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