I first learned about obstetric fistula from Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
. I was both horrified by this condition – and how the women who endure it are treated – and inspired. When asked to serve on One By One’s board, I didn’t hesitate. I’m honored to be a part of an organization that can have such a profound impact not only for the survivor, but for her family and community as well.
One By One 2017 Fistula Surgery Fund