Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Life and Loss of Karen Woo

The Life and Loss of Karen Woo, as shown on ITV, is a moving documentary of two lives caught up in the complexity of Afghanistan.

Karen was a constant reminder that happiness could only be reached if you make the most of who you are. ~ Camilla Schickova

The Karen Woo Foundation ( has been set up to help continue Karen's work providing healthcare to the most deprived communities in Afghanistan. Tributes to Karen from her friends and colleagues in dance can be found at​karenwoo.

The Life and Loss of Karen Woo as seen on ITV 1, available in some countries on ITV player, where you can see some incredible footage of Karen talking, as if from the grave, about the dreams, ambitions and courage of a very ordinary girl who really put herself out there for what she cared about.

Karen’s personal Afghanistan blog can be read

If you would like to make a donation to the Karen Woo Foundation please

To find out more about Bridge Afghanistan, please

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  1. That was a really moving documentary, wasn't it? Such a tragic loss as she was quite inspirational. Still, if she can turn around from being a ballet dancer to a doctor, I can change career too!

  2. @Emm - that's exactly why I decided to write a second article about Dr. Woo. Sometimes it takes a death to inspire a life!


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