Tom Sutherland

HHI, Newport charity, Kerala, India, Nedumangad, Kulappada, Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, Kalathara

Recent weeks have seen a flurry of emails going back and forth between us here in the UK and our partners in India.  Some time ago Tom had a small carcinoma under his left eye (just visible in the photo).  He had radiation treatment for it, which was successful, but it left him very weak and tired.  He was told to rest and take it easy; but Tom, being Tom, did too much and ended up having a relapse which necessitated a couple of weeks in hospital.  The good news is that he is back out of hospital, and gradually recovering.  But your prayers for him would be appreciated.  I spoke to him yesterday, and he does seem to be taking it a lot easier now - he enjoys playing with the children at our Special Needs centre at Kalathara after lunch.