I am writing this letter to commend both AIM for Seva and Sheetal Pundir, my PhD Student. During the last two and half years in my laboratory, Sheetal has made very significant contributions to the progress of science.
There are many talented persons in this world; however, it is not easy to find a talented person with a big heart and intelligent mind. Sheetal is truly one of those rare breeds, who are not only exceptionally intelligent but also possess a compassionate mind. In this very competitive world, a researcher has to dedicate 100% of his/her energy for science, if he/she wants to become successful. It is not surprising at all that Sheetal possesses the drive to be successful. However, the incredible thing is that Sheetal manages to spare a big chunk of her previous time for others. It is truly a blessing for me to work with a person like Sheetal.
When I see Sheetal, it is easy for me to appreciate what AIM for Seva has done for numerous children in India, who otherwise would not have had an opportunity. I, too, grew up in impoverished post-war Korea. My wife and I came to Canada with less than one hundred dollars – the only thing we had was a strong will to succeed. I can see my past in Sheetal and many children like her. I, too, owe my success to many angels like AIM for Seva.
Hoyun Lee, PhD
Senior Scientist & Chair of Northeastern Ontario Cancer Therapeutics Research Initiative
Northeast Cancer Centre,
Health Science North
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