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Fund Leah's Travel to Rwanda 2017

Organized by: Leah Moynihan

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EVENT DATE Jan 27, 2017

THE STORY:

I was lucky enough to travel to Kigali, Rwanda in February 2016 on a medical mission trip with the Internation Organization for Women in Development (IOWD). The IOWD works to provide treatment for women with childbirth related fistula.

What is a fistula? It's an abnormal connection between two organs. In women with childbirth-related fistula, the injury causes the woman to leak urine or stool or both. As you can imagine, it's impossible to stay clean with a fistula. The woman is unable to work or care for her family, and may even be forced to leave her home.

I learned on my trip last year that the indignity of fistula does not end with the humiliation of constant urine leakage. Many women who develop fistula have also lost their baby during the delivery. It became a routine question: "How many of your babies have died during delivery?" It's hard to imagine.

Last year during our 2 week mission, the team operated on 41 women. In case you aren't familiar with how operating rooms work, 41 is an amazing number for such a short time. It's only possible with the generosity of people like you who help people like me.

So help me get back to Rwanda. There's more to be done.

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$1,300

 

108% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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  • Rebekah McHoul

     

  • Susan and Fred Williams

    $100

  • Shery Stovall

     

  • Bonnie Seay

     

  • Jocelyn Sapp

    $100

  • Ed Costner

     

  • Purvi Shah

    $25

  • Bill Stovall

    $100

  • May Chegwyn Greineder (my mom)

    $250

  • Michelle Frohsin

    $25

  • Bill Moynihan

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Connie Gowen

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Leah Moynihan

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Connie Gowen

Connie Gowen

8 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

8 months ago

Bill Moynihan

Bill Moynihan

8 months ago

Michelle Frohsin

Michelle Frohsin

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Leah! So proud of you! 9 months ago

May Chegwyn Greineder (my mom)

May Chegwyn Greineder (my mom)

DONATION: $250

In Memory 9 months ago

Bill Stovall

Bill Stovall

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah

DONATION: $25

All the best Leah!! You never cease to amaze & inspire the rest of us with your selfless & most generous nature! 9 months ago

Ed Costner

Ed Costner

10 months ago

Jocelyn Sapp

Jocelyn Sapp

DONATION: $100

You go girl! 10 months ago

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