A Walk to Beautiful: A Film & Discussion About Obstetric Fistula

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Dr. Shannon Potter will lead a discussion following the viewing of the documentary A Walk to Beautiful. Join us on this journey in Ethiopia as we follow the stories of five women, injured in childbirth, who are cast off like modern-day lepers until they find hope and healing at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Worldwide, an estimated 2 million women suffer with similar tragic stories in this silent epidemic. It is preventable and treatment is relatively inexpensive and utterly life-changing.
Dr. Potter is an OBGYN resident who worked with some of the doctors highlighted in the film. She graduated from LeTourneau University and obtained her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She has spent time in both Kenya and Ethiopia and plans to work in Africa after graduation. "When I saw what it was like firsthand, I decided I would have to forget about it, or do something about it. I hope to convince you to find what will move you to change the world in your way." -Dr. Potter

This discussion will immediately precede the Atlas Week Keynote Address featuring Sheryl WuDunn, one of the coauthors of Half the Sky. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital is featured in her book.

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