The Road That Dashrath Built
Dashrath Manjhi, was an outcast. He was a simple laborer in India. His wife, Phaguni, died due to lack of medical treatment because the nearest doctor was 44 miles away from his village. He did not want anyone else too suffer the same fate, so he carved through rock that was 120 yards long, 25 feet deep in places and 30 feet wide to form a road through the mountain. He said, “I started this work out of love for my wife, but continued it for my people. If I did not, no one would.” He worked every day and night for 22 years to do this, and reduced the distance between the Atri and Wazirganj areas of the Gaya district from 46.6 miles to 0.6 miles. He rarely slept. He was given national acclaim for this miraculous accomplishment. On August 17, 2007, Dashrath Manjhi, the amazing, dedicated, selfless, determined, and patient man, who had tamed a mountain, lost his battle with cancer.
OMG. So much LOL.