Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Fistula Foundation

Mission Statement: " raise awareness of and funding for fistula repair, prevention, and educational programs worldwide."


My donation: $5

Fistula mainly plagues women in developing countries and is apparently easy to treat with increased access to obstetric care.

Not being one of the more "glamourous" (no pun intended) charities selected by the mag this year, and on Christmas Eve, nonetheless, I'll spare you all the medical definition of fistula. I'd encourage you NOT to look it up on your own. Definately not right before mealtime. Or after. Or really, ever. And for those who are still curious, I offer this explanation of the effects of fistula, lifted from the website: "A majority of women who develop fistulas are abandoned by their husbands and ostracized by their communities because of their inability to have children and their foul smell." Gross.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOOD NIGHT!

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