My nomination: Sisterhood

Kirthi Jayakumar
Posted December 15, 2019 from India

Arrey Echi. The name that comes to mind when you think of powering through, of building bridges, and of letting nothing get you down. Arrey is my goddess, truly, because she has not only taught me what it is to fight the odds, but also to do so with a broad smile and a crown of glory along with it. 

I believe in Arrey's cause and her capacity to fight forth and champion it only represent an exceptional strength and resilience that are typically embedded in her identity as an activist and changemaker. To Arrey, the sky is the limit, and she lives this spirit in every waking moment that she spends with her work. I have never known of her ever saying that something is impossible, cannot work, or is not up to her strengths: she is the kind of person who will make anything her strength if she puts her mind to it.

I've seen her cope with the many challenges life sent her way, and have also seen her emerge out of it like a phoenix. Arrey is a fierce fighter and braves on - like the lodestar. 

Nominating Arrey may have come late in the day from my side, but she means the world to me, always. 

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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Wusufor
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Dear Kirthi,
Thanks very much for the nomination of our dear sister Arrey Achi in the category Sisterhood. She is also very hard-working sister as a sickle cell warrior I am certain she has influence a lot in this field.
Congratulations dear Arrey Achi :-).
Lizzy

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hello Liz,
Thnak you very much for the kind words. It is heartwarming to know my small efforts have such an impact. I appreciate.
With Love,

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Hello, sister Kirthi,

I love Arrey, too! She means the world to me. Oh, you're not late at all. The deadline is still weeks away. :)

Thank you for writing this. I was hoping someone would nominate her. This goes to show how observant you are to the works of our sisters.

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Aww thank you dear Sis Karen. Love you too sis and thank you for rooting for me to get a nomination. It is great to have someone actually observe and find me worthy of this. Thank you.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

You’re welcome, sis Arrey. I’m so happy you got nominated! Yey! Yes, it’s true! Have a great weekend!

Anita Shrestha
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Thank you dear

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Thank you too.

Jill Langhus
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Oh, yes.. too true, dear Kirthi!

How do I get to "goddess" level...ha:-) I shall work harder... :-) Thanks so much for your nomination of Dear Arrey. We appreciate it!

XX

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Dear Sis Jill,
That's indeed a humbling one.. goddess level. I never could imagine!
Thank you very much.

Jill Langhus
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Yes:-) Oh, yes you could:-) You're a goddess!!

You're very welcome!!

lizzymark
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Congrats Arrey,and thank you Kirthi for the nomination hard work always speaks.keep on the good work.

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Thank you dear

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Dear Kirthi,
I don't know what to say.
I was told I got nominated by you. I was like wow! Someone sees and has nominated me.
I have been tight. I couldn't wait for some free time to come read what was said.

To say I am blown away by such heart touching words could be an understatement. In fact, words truly fail to to express how reading this made me feel.
Thank you so, so much for this honour. I appreciate you for being observant of what little I do. I love and appreciate you for being a sister's keeper. I will treasure this feeling always.
With Love and hugs,

maeann
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Thank you for nominating Arrey Echi for Sisterhood. She is indeed has a World Pulse spirit.