A rare exception, a personal post on an otherwise non-personal blog.
This is our beautiful daughter Damini…..
Damini turned five recently. Tomorrow she goes for the third major surgery of her young life. She was born with a congenital nevi (nevus) that covered most of her right forehead area through to her eye lid. She has had two surgeries and a skin graft to remove the nevi over the course of the last 18 months. Thanks to those we don’t have to worry about any life threatening impacts from the nevi.
My little Damini is the bravest person I know. Amazingly she never complains about pain after her surgeries and never cries, even though stitches cover most of her forehead area and recovery is tough. Her strength and resilience is a source of deep inspiration for me. She is also the source of the passion I have for work, life, and beyond.
As a human, and a father, dealing with this on behalf of my daughter is the hardest thing I have done in my life. I only wish that I could be as resilient as she is in dealing with all this.
I’ll be off the blog for the next week.