Tag: dead

FORGIVENESS

Dear Editor:
Next June 8 is the 43 anniversary of the photo where a girl appears naked and terrified, running down a dusty road in a village in Vietnam, when she was 9 years old.

This image, which perpetuated the horrors of the Vietnam War, has appeared many times through various media and, especially all the TV networks in the world. The girl named Kim Phúc, is now an ambassador for UNESCO and runs a foundation to help the children victims of war and violence.

Far left her 17 operations to cure burns that Napalm caused in 65% of her tiny body. Nick Ut, author of the photo that won the Pulitzer in 1973, took her to the clinic and saved his life. She remained hospitalized for over a year.

She fainted every time the nurses put her in the bathtub and cut the dead skin of her wounded and small body. But she did not die. “Inside me, she says, was a small, strong girl, who wanted to live, and I got over it all, thanks to the love of my family and God.”

One of the lessons she has learned from this experience is to forgive. When she read for the first time, the words of Jesus to “love your enemies”, she did not know how. I’m human, I have much pain and many scars. She thought it would be impossible. “I had to pray a lot and it was not easy but in the end I got it,” she testifies, moved.

In 1996, the Foundation for the Memory of Vietnam Veterans asked Kim Phúc to travel to Washington, where she could talk to one of the crew who were involved in the attack on Trang Bang, her village.

Kim Phúc publicly forgave him saying “Forgiveness is more powerful than any weapon in the world”.
“My picture is a symbol of war, but my life is a symbol of love, hope and forgiveness,” she said. Forgiveness exalts the spirit and gives strength to go on.

clementeferrerrosello@gmail.com
Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer has led a distinguished career in Spain in the fields of advertising and public relations. He is currently President of the European Institute of Marketing.


Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/47295/

Telford | property for sale in Telford | property to let in Telford | Send Money to Spain | Spain Property | Online International Payments | Property in Spain
Costa Blanca Property for Sale | Cabo Roig Property for Sale | International Payments |

ICING ON THE CAKE FOR LOS MONTESINOS REPORTER ANDY AS SNOOKER LEGEND HIGGINS SINGS FOR HIM!

Andy Atkinson (left) and Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins pictured at Preston Guild Hall in 1982.

Los Montesinos, Alicante, sports reporter Andy Atkinson looks back to snooker legend Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins in the wake of the UK Championship beginning in York. “Alex was something else!,” said Andy, who often sat with Higgins – drinking in the VIP lounge during the UK Championship at Preston Guild Hall.

Twice world champion Higgins died, aged 61, in July 2010, after a long battle against throat cancer. He was found dead in his flat in Belfast. Higgins flew to Spain in a quest to undergo surgery – to get new teeth he lost during cancer treatment.

However Higgins was regarded as not fit enough to have the surgery, and was said to be too frail to have an operation by the medical profession in Spain. Fellow snooker professionals had raised £20,000 to help Higgins undergo the surgery in Spain – who weighed seven stone – and had to have his food pureed.

“I was at Preston Guild Hall in 1987 – when Alex head-butted WPBSA tournament official Paul Hatherell – of which he was fined £12,000 and banned for six months,” recalled Andy. “On the other side of the coin Alex could be great company.

I once sat down next to him in the bar and he started singing to me: ‘If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake’, said Andy.

Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/45710/

Telford | property for sale in Telford | property to let in Telford | Send Money to Spain | Spain Property | Online International Payments | Property in Spain
Costa Blanca Property for Sale | Cabo Roig Property for Sale | International Payments |

Page 1 of 212