Category: Juntara Moonstar

Juntara: Moonstar

This is the story of the last few months of life for a little Nepalese girl called Juntara.

It’s told by Maggie Doyne, founder of Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School, Surkhet, Nepal (

I felt compelled to collect Maggie’s blog posts together and to share the story with you. I hope you read it.

Photo by Maggie Doyne

“Look at the photo again. It’s easy to see the ugly. The fact that this little girl hasn’t visited a doctor since this started 5 years ago. You can feel the physical pain of it. You can hear the teasing and the taunting. “I can’t see,” she told me. “It really hurts,” “”I spend most of my time inside so that people don’t have to see me.” She hasn’t been to school.
Look again now. And this time see the beautiful.”

Links to Maggie Doyne’s blog posts:

Ugly Beautiful

The Other Girl

Juntara and “Facing The World”-ii

Juntara and “Facing The World”-iii

Off To The Airport


I still believe in summer days

Latest from London

Post-Op Pictures and Singing Video

My Two Wacky Worlds and Running Shoes


From London

Big Ben

Wonderful News

On The Ground Again

Om Is Where The Heart Is

Rainy Day

Happy Shivaratri

Moonstar Necklace

The Road

Juntara Singh 9/24/1999 – 3/4/2009

Back Home in Nepal

Off to Calikot

I Love That Water Too

Lucky Charm

March forth

Juntara - Moonstar

Photo by Anastasia Taylor-Lind


i carry your heart with me
E. E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)