This is a story of resilience, survival, and struggle; of appreciating how multi-storied our lives are; and to bearing witness to the alternating themes of economics, religion, and gender issues.
Kimit Rai was born in a time of political turmoil and generational trauma. He knew the feeling of losing freedom, and losing family members; he understood the value of proactive thinking, foresight, and value of action. Through life experiences, Dr. Rai faced choices that would mark not only his own future, but also the future of hundreds more. He ultimately created connections across the world, sharing how stories can motivate people to accomplish and share good things.
Since the creation of Operation Rainbow Canada, the organization has treated over 2000 children over the world and built great relationship with the host countries and Canada. There are no cultural, economic, or multiracial barriers in this venture. Just the drive to do the common good of helping another human being.
Dr. Kimit Rai developed a passion and commitment to helping others and showing leadership, which has led to his successful life and career. As an immigrant, the ideology of first nations culture informs his life work and the inspiration and privilege to share his story. The value of his currency is found in this story of compassion, generosity, and love.
Claire Nicol (B Ed, MACP, RCC) first met Dr. Kimit Rai through her husband, Randy Mennie, who worked as a cameraman on the surgical missions undertaken by Operation Rainbow Canada. Over the course of four years, Claire conducted interviews with Dr. Rai and did extensive research into the turmoil and struggle he experienced in his life. This is her first book.