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Ocean Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

In the summer 2009 I went home to have our second child. My husband Kevin traveled to Nepal to escape the Abu Dhabi heat after finishing his masters.  There he found an amazing family that took him in and wrapped him around their hearts. Kevin was determined that I must meet them.  He assured me that they were very special and that we must go.  Three months later we traveled to Nepal with our daughter and infant son in tow and that was it.  We fell in love and became part of a Nepalese family resilient and strong.

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Bimala Subedi with William 3 months

Since then we have made many trips to visit our family in Nepal.  We built them a new home through the amazing efforts of our international community.  We would like to believe that we are the givers and help to ease their struggle in a developing world where basic needs and education are hard to come by.  But in reality, we know that that is not true.  They are the givers as they seem to have a force, a love of life, a vitality andlove of people that allows us to reconnect with the simple yet important things in our lives that make it fulfilling and sweet. Anyone who has ever visited Ocean Nepal for any length of time will know what I mean.

On April 20th, 2015 I returned home from a wonderful trek in the Himalayas with friends and Bijendra, one of the family.  The people of Nepal embraced us, filled us with warm cups of tea and dhal bhat as we traveled from tea house to tea house.  The last night of our stay we ate a home cooked feast at Ocean Nepal in Kathmandu. We celebrated and laughed and looked out over the beautiful rooftops of Kathmandu.  I was home and sharing in the warmth of my family in Nepal.

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Trekking to Tengboche Monastery April 10 – 20th, 2015

On Saturday, April 25th Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has devastated the country and now my family at Ocean Nepal are in need.  If there was ever a time that I got to reciprocate all that I have received from them, that time is now.  Rajendra Subedi and his extended family are sleeping under tarps in a field near their home.  The 18 children in his care are in need of emergency supplies.  Food, water, shelter and blankets are at the top of the  list.

The house needs to be assessed for damages.  If it is structurally sound, repairs and renovations need to be made swiftly to get the children out of the elements.

Plans are for my husband, Kevin to travel to Kathmandu and deliver cash in hand to source the necessary people and supplies to keep our family safe and sound as they transition through this difficult time.

If you can help us make a difference for Rajendra and his family please donate below.  100% of proceeds will go to the immediate needs for the children and adults at Ocean Nepal.  The family includes Rajendra, Bimala, Nisha & Nishal Subedi, Bijendra & Copala Subedi, several extended family members and the children of Ocean Nepal.

Thank you so much for your support.

With Gratitude,

Jasmine Brawn

 




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I am a mother, yoga teacher, crusader for health, adventurer and renegade philanthropist. Join me and find yourself on the most amazing adventures in the most spectacular places on Earth.

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