Friends and Supporters, 
 
Dr. Hamlin was delighted to receive a special birthday greeting and a generous donation from Oprah Winfrey for her 90th birthday which she celebrated on the 24th January, a few days before Oprah celebrated her own 60th birthday!
 
The two ladies met for the first time when Dr. Hamlin appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2004. Ms. Winfrey subsequently visited the hospital in Addis Ababa to see the work that Dr. Hamlin was doing first-hand and invited Dr. Hamlin to appear on her show again in 2005.
 
Ms. Winfrey has been a generous supporter of Dr. Hamlin and the Hospital in Ethiopia over the years. In addition to making personal donations, she has raised critical awareness of the plight of Obstetric Fistula patients in Ethiopia, which has helped to generate millions of dollars. These funds have been used to cure thousands of patients, freeing them from a life of misery and isolation and restoring their dignity.
 
Dr. Hamlin and the staff at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia are very grateful for this continued support and interest from Ms. Winfrey and her supporters which will help us fulfill our vision of eradicating Obstetric Fistula and eliminating preventable maternal death in Ethiopia.


Kind Regards,
Hamlin Fistula USA





Top photo credit: Harpo Inc. / George Burns

(Visually Story-Telling by Joni Kabana) Celebration for Staff and Patients on the grounds of Hamlin Fistula Addis Ababa January 24, 2014. - Three Cakes and 90 candles. 

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PO Box 460312
St. Louis, MO 63146