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Me with Rani

I am Jeevan Jose from Kadavoor, Kerala, India. Take photos of plants and bugs; would like to contribute best of them here. Active in other projects like WikiProject Nature and conservation in India, WikiProject Tree of Life, WikiProject Plants and WikiProject Insects in Wikipedia, Malayalam Wikipedia, Wikispecies and Meta-Wiki. Works together with other similar minded people in India to attract more citizen scientists and photographers to Wikimedia. Fortunate enough to be part of the team when Wikipedia was formally presented with the highly esteemed Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, honoring the Wikimedia movement vision of allowing everyone, everywhere to freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Also available at projects like Facebook, Flickr, EOL, Project Noah, India Biodiversity Portal and DiversityIndia.

Uploaded 2,115 images which includes 101 Featured Pictures, 515 Quality Images, 24 Valued Images. Among them, 125 works has been published / re-used outside Wikimedia projects. Created these galleries for those interested to learn and self identify their works: Butterflies of Kerala, Odonata of Kerala, Amphibians of Kerala, Reptiles of Kerala, Birds of Kerala and Mammals of Kerala.



Met my future wife Rani for the first time in the summer of 2011. She was a sarcoma survivor since 2003; had undergone TAH-BSO on May 16, 2003 at RCC as a last resource to save her life. She had just completed her nursing education and was looking for a prospering career abroad. Considering her weak health with daily hormone support, the director of the hospital where she completed her education appointed her as a staff nurse and assign the lightest duty as possible. She continued there years and years silently watching all her friends moving abroad and settling into family life. She assisted the hospital chappel too, almost everyday.

After sharing each other, we were married soon and started a new life. Next year, she got appointment as a staff nurse in government hospital and we had moved to there in December 2012. Three years passed away, silently; though she had routine checkups. On February second week of 2016, she felt some gastritis in stomach and upon inspecting the chest radiograph, the doctor immediately found the danger. We ran back to RCC and a PET and FNAC those carried out revealed intensive metastasis in lungs, lymph node and L1. A palliative radiation therapy is carried out and we were sent back to home.

We celebrated our last Holy Week in together at Kadavoor. Soon she started experiencing difficulty to swallow and severe pain due to edema and we advanced to the nearby hospital. A chest radiograph revealed excessive pulmonary edema and had undergone intercostal drain. At this stage, doctors revealed us that the situation is out of control and made us prepared to face the situation. She experienced dyspnea and on oxygen therapy since May 14; the doctors confirmed brain Brain metastasis. When I went for medicines, she asked my sister about what had happened. As a nurse, it was easier for her to understand the situations. On the next morning she sent me to buy a tea for her. When I left she made a brief talk to my sister and requested her to take care of me and our parents. When I returned, she tried to remove the wedding ring that I wore on her finger. I asked her why and she replied, “It is too tight”. She smiled at me while returning it though two drops of tears came out of her eyes. She took her last breath and closed her eyes while lying in our hands on May 16 morning just after receiving her last Holy Communion. It was the same date when thirteen years ago she had undergone the major surgery.