Providing Hope to Mourning Mothers
30 March 2005, Amritapuri
In the midst of such loss and tragedy, it is
hard to say who has suffered the most. Out of
all those affected by the tsunami, everyone’s
heart goes out to the mothers that lost their
Many of the mothers who lost their children
had previously undergone tubectomy to prevent
them from having more children. So when their
only children perished in the tsunami, many of
these women lost hope and their desire to live.
When Amma came to know of their pain and suffering
due to their loss, she offered them the opportunity
to undergo a recanilization procedure at AIMS to reverse
the effects of the earlier sterilization surgery.
Seven ladies expressed their willingness to undergo
the procedure, to give them a chance to become mothers
"It was Amma who suggested the idea of the reverse
operation as we were all very shattered by the tragedy.
And our husbands and families also agreed," says Lini
who lost her sons."
Sarala Sreedhar, a gynaecologist from AIMS noted that
"only a few people opt for this surgery as it
is very rare to lose both children. We can only say
the success rate is 20 to 30 percent. And the success
depends on how the tubectomy was done. There are chances
for complications also."
Despite the risks involved, all of the ladies have
faith that because Amma is providing them this opportunity,
everything will be successful. Amma has given
them hope where they had none.
"We have trust in Amma and the doctors. Everything
will be all right," says Adarsha, who lost her two
daughters Sreelakshmi and Sreekkutty.