Mother's Cry - About the Author

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Dr. Uma Eyyunni

Dr. Uma Eyyunni came to the U.S with a masters degree in Ear, Nose, Throat surgery (ENT) from Osmania Medical, Hyderabad, India in 1976. She pursued further training in ENT at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa . After a successful solo practice for 16years in Martinsburg, WV, she moved to a part time office practice in St. Augustine, Fl.

Poetry and literature along with music have been Uma’s deep passions since high school days. Married to Dr. Ram Eyyunni, a General Surgeon, her interests were nurtured, resulting in publication of four poetry books in Telugu, her mother tongue. Many of these lyrics are rendered in beautiful audio CDs by well known Indian artistes. Besides poetry, Uma has written lyrics for many dance ballets in the Indian languages of Telugu, Hindi & Sanskrit. She also has published English poetry.

Her hobbies include music, reading and voluntary work . She also mentored many elementary school children as part of a program in West Virginia, to prevent the high school drop out rate.

She served the community. both Indian and American by significant participation in the American Association of University Women, local chapter, a patron member of American Association of Physicians from India, and several other local organizations.

With a deep determination to bring social awareness and compassion towards the mentally challenged, Uma has crystallized her medical experiences into novels in fiction form, with a reality base. She published her first novel in English in 2004 with title “I Want My Son Back - A Mother’s Cry”.

Now an additional story of “Where Do We Belong” is incorporated in the original and is being republished as “Where Do We Belong - A Mother’s Cry Continues...”. This addition deals with the challenges of disposition of the mentally ill. It also mentions some of the resources and facilities that are available in Florida, where she lives now.Enjoying the suburban life of the historical St.Augustine, Florida, with her husband Dr .Ram Eyyunni, Uma has several novels in the making, fiction mostly originated somewhere deep down from a realistic experience. They have two grown children Sreekar Eyyunni and Dr. Swathi Eyyunni. Both the Drs. Eyyunni are an asset to the local community with their sincere voluntary services.

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