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A Mother’s New Hope

“In His Image is a light house,” says Rana, a mother of a child who attends the In His Image Center. Rana had been on suicide watch for nearly a year, falling into depression because of the stress and pressure of living with a differently-abled child whom she did not know how to care for and love. Twice in that year she tried to commit suicide, once calling a suicide hotline to ask them to take her child after she had drunk petrol. Her husband, an alcoholic, blamed his differently-abled son for driving him to the bottle. Rana’s son began attending the In His Image Center through a scholarship. While her son was in school, Rana joined the parental counseling group with other parents as part of the center’s training for parents. Today, Rana is off suicide watch and is opening an autism center of her own.

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