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Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Walk To Beautiful

The other night we were able to see this PBS movie, A Walk to Beautiful. This documentary follows several ladies with a VVF (Vesio-Vaginal Fistula)that was caused by an unsuccessful birth. This is a beautiful movie and very moving. We do this surgery here on the M/V Africa Mercy and also at our Aberdeen Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. We were able to watch this movie, because Dr. Steve, one of our regular VVF surgeons and our VVF Coordinator is here and he brought the movie with him. He has served in Nigeria for several years and also at the hospital in the movie in Ethiopia for 3 years and many other African countries doing this surgery.

Broadcast Premiere

  • NOVA on PBS
    May 13, 2008 - Check your local listings or go to for details