FOOTSTEPS TO FREEDOM transports the reader into rural India during the height of the polio epidemic and explores how a physiotherapist from rural Canada turns adversity into advantage when she conquers her fears of the unknown and leaves home to immerse herself in work with the differently abled in rural South India, leading to life-changing experiences.
Hilary met these children with polio as infants and followed their progress through physical rehabilitation over 25 years to where they now live productive lives in their villages supporting their families. These stories are woven with stories of rural Canada as the author first of all leaves home for a year to develop Samuha’s disability program and on return initiates a charity to support Samuha’s work. She then establishes a pattern of annual visits to India to provide more rehabilitation training to the Indian team.
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