Ayehu walking 6 hours to get to a bus station
picture courtesy of AWalktoBeautiful.com
Even as I search for more information about this story online, tears won't stop flowing from my eyes. Seeing these women's stories made me feel shame and guilt for sometimes questioning the kind of life I have right now. For to compare my life to theirs, they'll easily consider mine a paradise...
What made this movie so powerful?
A Walk to Beautiful chronicled the journey of five women in Ethiopia as they took the path to healing and the courage to reclaim their lives and lost dignity. All suffering from Obstetric Fistula.
They made me cry.
|Ayehu and daughter|
|Wubete - picture courtesy of PBS.org|
Both womens' babies were stillbirth due to protracted labor. Ayehu walked 6 hours on a dangerous path just to get to the bus station and traveled a total of 23 hours to get to Adidis Ababa Fistula Hospital to finally get the help she needed. The only hospital in Ethiopia exclusively dedicated to help victims of obstetric fistula and providing their services free!
Watch their story
Are you in tears yet? If you are moved by this story, I urge you to consider donating to A Walk to Beautiful to help these underprivileged women get their life and dignity back. They deserve it!
Isn't this a very zensible story? What powerful movie/s have moved you to tears?
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