December 31st, 2013.
I stood on our balcony waiting for the clock to strike midnight. My mind went back twenty years to a New Year’s eve I spent alone in a Railways guest house in Trivandrum, Kerala.
I had just been admitted to one of India’s most prestigious cardiac surgical training programs which was starting the next day.
A dream was beginning to come true!
Two decades later, the non-profit program I launched in 2003 has sponsored heart surgery for 112 children from under-privileged families. Life is still a challenging, thrilling experience. The year ahead is as full of promise as it was back then.
Dreams do come true.
All it takes is time.
And hard work.