Shiv, Karthik and I are participating in Yoga Reaches Out because we want to help Boston Children's Hospital continue its amazing work for kids and families. We will be in Boston for the event and hope many of you will join our team!!! Shiv has been invited to participate in the special opening ceremonies of the event, hope you can join our team and be there with us, especially as many of you-our Boston friends were with us 13 years ago when he began life at a precarious edge as a micro-preemie with a 50% chance to live.
As most of you know, Shiv spent months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital receiving life-saving treatments, clinical trials and surgical interventions. We are indebted to the amazing staff of doctors, nurses, variety of therapists and specialists who tended to Shiv through the darkest times of his life. These incredible human beings are Shiv's first family-Dr. Terry Buchmiller, Dr. Anne Hansen, Dr. Pankaj Agarwal, Dr. Mark Puder, Dr. Jaksic, Dr. Anita Feins to name just a few....Please join us in uplifting other babies, children and their families through yoga!
Shiv has practiced yoga since he was a baby. Shiv's adherence to a yoga and meditation practice his whole life has built a solid foundation for his health and healing. We feel honored that Shiv will continue his practice and have a chance to share his practice with all who gather at the Gillette Stadium's Empower Field House on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
During this day-long yogathon, more than 1,200 yogis will come together for an inspirational day of yoga, music, and fundraising - all to help bring peace and healing to others through yoga. One of the featured musical presentors is MC Yogi, who happened to be Shiv's first favorite yogi musicians when he was 2 years old! His favorite beats were in the upbeat rendition-Ganesha is Fresh. We hope you will come, move, practice asana, sing and feel joy with us!
This year donations will benefit Boston Children's Wellness Program and Every Child Fund. When Shiv was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital he received Reiki or energy work to help boost his well being every week. This simple healing energy brought peace and calm to us and Shiv.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for your donation (some of you have donated in honor of Shiv for years-thank you), and for supporting us in helping give strength to familes coping with a sick neonate, baby, or child.
Love and hugs,