The goal of Story of My Life is to get a story about every single person in the world onto our site. So we decided to start at the top, with the oldest living person
Pleasant Hill, CA, (PRWEB) May 29, 2008
Story of My Life launches its new Storyteller section of amazing life stories by featuring the oldest living person in the world, Ghaini Lal Signh Jamkar from the state of Maharastra in India, who claims to be at least 130 years old. Although completely illiterate, she has embraced the idea of getting her Story onto the world wibe web.
"The goal of Story of My Life is to get a story about every single person in the world onto our site. So we decided to start at the top, with the oldest living person," says CEO and co-founder Patrick Tardif. Tracking down rumors that there was an even older person than the official oldest living person of record, Story of My Life assembled a team led by a Storyteller to India to meet her, and recorded Mrs. Ghaini's Story along with video and numerous pictures of her and her vast family.
The Storyteller featured stories sections features people worldwide from all walks of life, including several centenarians' stories, every day heroes, and much more.
The oldest living person, Mrs. Ghaini is a member of the nomadic tribe the Raj Gond, displaced a century ago from their positions as personal traditional healers and doctors to the local Indian king and queen. She counts approximately 100 grandchildren, over 150 great-grandchildren and dozens of great-great-grandchildren. No official record exists of her birth, but she recalls events that impacted her family that can be traced to the late 1800's and best estimates places her birth around 1873, which makes her older than the oldest official living person, who is 115 in the USA. Whatever her exact age is, there is no dispute that she ranks among the super-centenarians of the world, a feat still achieved by very few.
Ghaini Lal Signh Jamkar has been recognized by the Government of India with an award to her very long service and knowledge of Ayurvedic Medicine, and she easily rattles off the curative properties of over 1,000 native plants. She has guided over a thousand births, and helped cure hundreds including local royalty of various ailments using her secret herbal remedies.
Although illiterate, she is excited about having her Life being featured on a computer for the world wide web to read, and says "You'll have to read it to me, but I have seen both good days and bad days, and I don't have further expectations from life. I just want to see my children and future generations flourish well and I want to see my children do well in life and see them happy and comfortable. I hope telling my Stories of our people to the world will help bring them prosperity and a long life too."
Story of My Life's professional writers, or "Storytellers" are interviewing and writing about fascinating life stories of people, whether they be inspirational, humorous, unbelievable, heartbreaking or even simply ridiculous. "In the hands of a good writer, every person has a great story to tell," says Kristen Kuhns, co-founder of the Story of My Life site and spear-heading the new Storyteller writers section.
Read Storyteller featurd life stories at http://www.storyofmylife.com/storytellers
For more information or a demo, visit http://www.StoryofMyLife.com or call toll free 888-837-8650.
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Eravita is the parent company of Story of My Life.com website http://www.storyofmylife.com helps people write and record their life Stories, and enrich them using modern multi-media such as pictures, video, audio files and more, and partners with the non-profit Story of My Life Foundation to keep them forever.
About Story of My Life Foundation (http://www.storyofmylifefoundation.org)
The Story of My Life Foundation is a non-profit which is entrusted with funds to maintain and assure continued access to people's Stories in perpetuity and grants to those who would otherwise not have access.
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