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Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Burma Cyclone

The reported death toll in Burma rises today to 50 000 and I'm sure its much higher . My cousin and his family run a school there for children with disabilities in Rangoon . We weren't able to hear until Tuesday morning that they are still alive . Even then all we know is that they have no roof left on the property , no fuel ( presumably to pump water ) , no water , little food , and with two very small babies in the family this is not good news .

My cousin has five children , all of them raised in Thailand for most of their lives . His eldest daughter Christy is a well known pop singer in Thailand , and searching for information about my cousin and the school and their situation ( stupid , Burma ... no information out .... ) I came across masses of info about Christy I didnt even know was out there . YouTube - Christy Gibson sings Thai YouTube - christy&jonas . But for the moment I have no idea where she is . No doubt news will filter through gradually .

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelagh
My heart goes out to your cousin and family, I looked a the link, christy is a talented singer, I have been reading about it, but hearing your story it seems so close to home, I so hope all are safe, they are doing such a wonderful job out there, with the school,
Thinkin of you all
Take care
joan xx

MsCatCalls said...

Thanks Joan and you're right everything seems more real when you even know someone who knows someone who is involved .
When the tsunami hit Thailand two of their boys were driving up the coast at that time and they were safe , but that was a strange time for their brother who was on holiday in England and happened to be with us watching it unfold on tv .. horrible ... though he knew they were ok so many thousands arent / werent . Same in Burma .

Silliyak said...

Our hearts are with you and your family in Myanmar.

MsCatCalls said...

Thank you , no more news yet ...

BetteJo said...

Oh Shelagh - I hope everyone is well - such a horrible devastating thing.

I watched some of the videos of Christy - all very exotic and she's quite beautiful.

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