2007-08 saw John Abraham ’s parents in and out of hospital. The harrowing experience has taught John the value of health care, specially for the old.On top of John’s to-do list in 2009 is a hospital to be built in Mumbai. A plan that’s gradually crystallizing in John’s mind, it would be the first of a chain of hospitals across the country.
Says John, “I’ve got this dream, this massive plan. Yes,I plan to start a hospital. It’s ambitious.I don’t have the finances to implement the plan. But I’ve the goodwill of the entire medical fraternity. I look at my mother’s face. And I see so much compassion love and selflessness. Why can’t our generation be as giving as our parents? The hospital is a dream. There’s nothing more satisfying in the world than healing. And if I can also make people smile I’ll feel fulfilled as a human being.”
The hospital is a homage to John’s feelings for his mom. ” I’m completely inspired by my mother.She’s selfless, not only for me but to the rest of the world. To this day my parents aren’t materialistic. If I’m grounded it’s because of them. It could also be because I wear chappals,” chuckles this chirpy chap.