Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Send In Your Panty Hose!

I wanted to add this to the blog today. This is copied and pasted from the Blog, Frankly Green and I thought it important enough to share with you all.

Dear friends,

I'm on the board of the Fistula Foundation, which supports the Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Fistula Hospital, an amazing, inspirational place founded by an Australian gynecologist, Dr. Catherine Hamlin, and her late husband to heal women suffering from the terrible childbirth injury, an obstetric fistula. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and I view her as the Mother Teresa of Africa.

I recently received this email from Sister Ruth Kennedy at the Hospital and hope you can help!



From: Ruth C. Kennedy []
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 8:38 AM
Subject: Tights, panty hoses, stockings whatever you call them!

Dear friends of the fistula patients,

Many of you send us panty hose (USA) and tights (UK), which we truly appreciate! In fact it is more than that we need them and we are running out of them. Dr. Hamlin telephone me and said:

“Ruth we are running out of tights (pantyhose), what shall we do?”

These items are your old tights (pantyhose) with holes or runs in them – no matter… we use them.

The patients still leaking and going home use the top ends for holding pads in place, they have no underwear – yes they are that poor!

The leg parts we also use, in the past we said cut off the legs (of the tights not the ladies!) and post them, now we use the legs too. We braid them into rugs!

So this is a cry for your help – tights, pantyhose, stocking, any color, holes or no holes - whatever kindly post them to us in a small, medium or large parcels by surface mail (cheaper) or airmail (costly) to:

Hamlin Fistula (Tights)
PO Box 3609
Addis Ababa

We will have plenty of very happy customers!

We thank God for all of you!
Ruth C. Kennedy
On a tight campaign for Hamlin Fistula

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