Email Of The Day

A reader writes:

Thanks for the post about fistula.

I am one of the apparently rare U.S. women who has had one.  Fortunately my child was fine, and - being in the U.S. - I was able to have the surgery to get it repaired (which was no picnic to go through while recovering from childbirth and nursing a newborn, but I was grateful for anything that would undo that gawdawful fistula).

I panicked having it for a few days (the condition is both physically and emotionally painful).

I cannot imagine having to live with it for a lifetime.  I had NO idea it was so common, or that so many women had to live with it, or that they usually lost their babies.  How incredibly lucky I have been, and surely the best way to show my gratitude is to help others get out of that pain and humiliation.

I just wanted you to know that because of you, this organization now has a loyal donor.  I don't know how many people will act on that link; probably not many.  But one person will, for sure.  THANK YOU for letting people know about this.

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