Late night. Finally in bed. Remote control. Power button. PBS. An unusual lingering. The language sounded like Amharic.
Marty and I sat mesmerized until midnight. Shattered lives. Girls who are cast out. Ethiopian girls who walk, hitchhike, ride buses to reach the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. A source of hope. The movie: "A Walk to Beautiful."
Wubete was 18, beautiful, married young, pregnant young, too small to give birth. Labor, labor and more labor. Injuries. Check out this link to learn about fistula. Cast out, she had no future.
Wubete's surgeries did not work. Co-producer Allison Shigo emailed me a few days ago after I asked about Wubete's current situation. Wubete works and lives at Grace Village. Check out her update. Wubete is only a few years older than Addis. Addis has said several times that if she were still in Ethiopia, she would be considered too old to marry.
How can we help? Thinking, praying...