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Beyond the Wave
Image Credit: Stan Behal
Thirty-two year old Thavarasa Kumarasamy looks out over the Indian Ocean a year after the devastating tsunami. Despite his disability, caused by Sri Lanka’s ongoing civil war, Thavarasa was able to swim his three children and his wife to the safety of a palm tree, escaping the tsunami’s deadly surge of water. His extended family was not as fortunate. Thavarasa lost 22 relatives. With a new boat provided by generous donors, he is returning to the sea and to his livelihood as a fisherman.