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Mothers' Stories: Uma Timsina, New York
May 4, 2011 by Kate Sands Adams
|For Uma Timsina nothing is more important than ensuring a good education for her son Kushal. Photo: Misha Cohen|
In honor of Mother's Day — Sunday, May 8 — we're spotlighting some of our favorite posts about mothers:
Almost 20 years after they were banished from their home in Bhutan, Uma Timsina and her husband Chet Nath left a refugee camp in Nepal—and everything familiar—to rebuild their lives with their young son in New York. The International Rescue Committee helped Kushal, 5, get ready for American classrooms. “My happiness is that my son’s future will now be very good," says Uma. "He will get a good education."
You can read Uma's story here.
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