Leprosy crusader, Sr. Bertilla, serving for 45 years in India is denied visa extension. “It is a blow I never expected. No reason was given for the decision. If I were young I would have said ‘bye bye’. But I am 77. The people here have become a part of my life. It would be difficult for me to be separated from the people here,” she says. The sense of hurt at this sudden turn of events is palpable. “The service I do here gives me happiness. I have spent my life with the patients here. I am happy to live with them. This satisfaction is not easy to remove from my life and my heart,” Sister Bertilla says.