Too young

Mother to 51 Nepalese children, Maggie Doyne, loses her youngest

Maggie Doyne holding her youngest child, Ravi. (Facebook/Blinknow)

Just last month, Women in the World sat down with Maggie Doyne to talk about the 51 children she had adopted in Nepal, at the Kopila Valley Children’s Home she established through her nonprofit Blink Now. Much of our conversation with the 29-year-old was about her youngest child, Ravi, who almost died from starvation before Doyne became his guardian, and whom she called the “love of her life.” Blink Now announced on December 30 that 18-month-old Ravi passed away and in an emotional, heartbreaking post, his adoptive mother has lamented the loss of her youngest child.

“The joy Ravi brought to my heart was like none I’ve ever experienced. He made everything okay. His smile and his laughter lit up the whole world and lit up my being. He loved me so much too. The way he looked at me and kissed me and giggled when he saw me,” she wrote. “I’ve never seen anyone look at me that way. He must have said ‘mama’ about 1,000 times a day and every time my heart would beat and I would think, ‘that’s me! I’m his mama. I’m the luckiest woman on earth.’”

Ravi’s cause of death has not been made public.

Read more about Maggie Doyne and her nonprofit Blink Now.

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