Friends and Supporters, 

Dr. Catherine Hamlin co-founded Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia with her husband Dr. Reginald Hamlin in 1974. Forty years and 40,000 patients later, Dr. Catherine will turn 90 years young this January 24th. Dr. Catherine, known by all her patients as "Mother," remains very active working at the Addis Ababa hospital and from her home attached to the grounds of "The Hospital by the River."

Hamlin Fistula USA would like to offer you the opportunity to send Dr. Catherine a birthday greeting to be hand-delivered to her in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on her birthday this January 24th

Please send your cards to:

Dr. Catherine Hamlin
c/o Mr. Joe Kinahan
46 West Julian Street, Unit 210
San Jose, CA, 95110

All mail must be received no later than Saturday January 18, 2014 to ensure hand delivery to Dr. Hamlin on January 24, 2014.

If you wish to make a donation in honor of Dr. Catherine's birthday, please do so through our website at
For any special request you may also contact Mr. Kinahan at

Kind Regards,
Hamlin Fistula USA

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