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November is for helping others

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THE STORY:

November is not only my birthday month, but also a month when we tend to think about gratitude. I am particularly grateful to have had access to excellent prenatal care and a healthy birth experience. So this year, I thought it would be great to celebrate my birthday by trying to help make other women's exerience safer and healthier. 

In case you have never heard of obstetric fistula (basically a hole where there shouldn't be one), it is a terrible and totally preventable childbirth accident that can result from long obstructed labor without proper medical intervention. Women in developing countries with little or no access to prenatal care are particularly vulnerable. When labor is obstructed for days on end, the baby dies and the mother, if she survives, often becomes an outcast in her community because she leaks urine and/or feces through the fistula. 

To learn more about fistula, check out: https://www.fistulafoundation.org/

There is a great Nova documentary about the great work being done. It's free online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/a-walk-to-beautiful.html

The cost to repair a fistula and totally turn one woman's life around is only $450.

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$450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gina Gallois

    $25

  • Aunt Joy

    $25

  • Audra & Sean Quinlan

    $25

  • the Bolins

    $15

  • Darkness your old friend

    $25

  • Kyle, Katie, Elise and Zoe

     

  • Tereza & Wesley Dempster

    $25

  • béné

     

  • The Labas

    $15

  • frenzelheads

    $25

  • The Nelsons

    $20

  • Julie Thompson

     

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100% Raised of $450 Goal

Donor Comments

Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson

Belated Happy Birthday, Gina! 3 years ago

The Nelsons

The Nelsons

DONATION: $20

Happy Birthday!! 3 years ago

frenzelheads

frenzelheads

DONATION: $25

happy birthday! 3 years ago

The Labas

The Labas

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

béné

béné

Happy birthday Gina ! J'ai bien pensé à toi hier, gros bisou ! 3 years ago

Tereza & Wesley Dempster

Tereza & Wesley Dempster

DONATION: $25

Happy birthday dear friend! 3 years ago

Kyle, Katie, Elise and Zoe

Kyle, Katie, Elise and Zoe

Happy birthday! 3 years ago

Darkness your old friend

Darkness your old friend

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

the Bolins

the Bolins

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Audra & Sean Quinlan

Audra & Sean Quinlan

DONATION: $25

Happy birthday! 3 years ago