Help Ethiopian sisters by donating to this hospital!!!

Discussion in 'Women's Issues' started by LaughinWillow, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. LaughinWillow

    LaughinWillow Member

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    I rarely see the Oprah Winfrey show, but happened to be at someone's house a couple days ago, and it was on. She had a female doctor on who has dedicated her life to performing free surgery on young women in Ethiopia who have a condition caused a "fistula" due to long labor and excessive pushing during childbirth (usually because the baby is stuck). Because these women have no medical care, they develop a hole in their bladder and walk around dripping urine and waste constantly - the usually become social outcasts because of the terrible smell. This doctor, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, performs surgery for free and gives these women a second chance at life, marriage, and children. I was so moved by this story, and inspired by this doctor - I wanted to encourage anyone who cares about women's issues around the world to donate whatever you can - $1, $5, $1000, whatever. It's easy - you can do it with paypal.

    You can read about this issue at www.fistulahospital.org - really really really inspiring!
     
  2. LaughinWillow

    LaughinWillow Member

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  3. Done!!

    Thanks for posting that.
     
  4. Jedi

    Jedi Self Banned

    Will be glad to help!, as soon as i figure out how to work this pay pal thing :D
     
  5. Piper82

    Piper82 Member

    thank you sooooo much for posting this!! I saw that episode and have been looking for information on the hospital. Thank you sooo much!!
     

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