Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Walk to Beautiful

If you have not seen this, A Walk to Beautiful, I would highly recommended it. What is amazing about the stories of these women is the perseverance and fortitude they exhibit...from a very early age. And the joy that comes from having the surgery needed to repair the damage done during long difficult labors which almost all ended in still birth. It is a great documentary and is so well done. It could easily leave you in despair but instead it inspires you. Please make a point of finding out when it will be playing in your neck of the woods. If you are adopting from Ethiopia- you should definitely see this movie- partly because you will have a window into the culture where your children came from. I am constantly amazed at the world we brought our boys into as I learn more and more about the life they once knew.

1 comment:

Nick, Holly & Maren said...

There's a great article this week on the root.com about Fistula: http://www.theroot.com/id/46561

The women that blog at Slate.com's "XX Factor" blog proposed women who don't need the money from their economic stimulation check send the $300 to an organization that helps fistula victims in developing countries, which I thought was a neat idea.