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October 2016 – All Smiles

WEST AFRICA FISTULA FOUNDATION   October 2016 Dear Friends and Supporters,   I am once again happy to report a successful and fulfilling trip to Sierra Leone.  Twenty-five surgeries were performed with twenty-three of these women now officially “dry”.  Unfortunately, 2 of the women may have irreparable damage.  I will again assess their needs during […]

October 25, 2016 0
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August 2016 – A Life Changed

August 2016 WEST AFRICA FISTULA FOUNDATION Dear Friends and Supporters, Later this month I will again be going to West Africa. In anticipation of their surgery, we have at least 30 women who have gathered at the clinic and are undergoing physicals, receiving treatment for underlying diseases and parasites, and getting much needed nutrition and […]

October 25, 2016 0
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2016 April – Trip Report – 67 Lives Touched

April 6, 2016 Dears Friends and Supporters, We would like to report that we had a very successful 5 week trip during February & March.  Over 50 surgeries were completed.  I am copying a thank you note Paul Robinson our Facilities and Administrative Head sent to one of our donors in Sierra Leone and this […]

July 19, 2016 0
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2015 – October WAFF Trip Report

WAFF – Trip Report – September 2015 from WestAfricaFistualFoundation Dear Friends and Supporters, Our most recent trip was the most productive and gratifying trip in the last 13 years I have been going to Africa. Due to the Ebola situation we were not able to return to our ward at the Bo Government Hospital. Over a year […]

October 9, 2015 0
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WAFF – Tickets Booked. Bags Packed. Patients Waiting!

Dear Friends and Supporters, Just a quick note to let you know plane tickets have been purchased and surgeries will begin again in August.  We are so excited to return, get organized and get back to the business of helping the women of Sierra Leone. Our facilities manager, Paul Robinson (from England), arrived several few weeks ago and […]

July 31, 2015 0
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2015 – June WAFF News

Dear Friends and Supporters, It has been several months since our last letter, and while I sincerely hope you and your families are doing well, I am sad to report the situation in Sierra Leone has continued to worsen. As most of you know, the Ebola scare dominated the news while there were infected patients […]

July 31, 2015 0
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2014 – December

Dear Friends and Supporters, As we approach this Holiday season and are so thankful for all of our blessings and good health the situation in Sierra Leone for the last several months has been very trying for these wonderful people. Despite all of the deaths and devastation from the horrific disease of Ebola our staff and their […]

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2014 – September

Dear Friends and Supporters, I wanted to give you an update as to what is going on in Sierra Leone and had hoped by waiting a few weeks it would be good news, but unfortunately the Ebola outbreak has just escalated.  We were scheduled to go back to Sierra Leone July 29 and operate on several patients […]

September 13, 2014 0
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2014 – May

Dear Friends and Supporters, Well I know I am late but we have had a lot going on. Our last trip was Feb. 2, 2014 and we had many patients anxiously awaiting the surgery that would change their life back to normal and fortunately we were able to successfully help 85% of these ladies as […]

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2014 – January

Dear Friends and Supporters, To All of our WAFF Followers and Supporters, Once again, we are greatly humbled by the kindness and generosity so many of you have showed over the past year. Our program continues to positively impact so many lives in Sierra Leone, and we are extremely grateful that this is all made […]

April 1, 2014 0
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2013 – November

Dear Friends and Supporters, Dr. Maggi asked to share a report of our recent trip to Bo in October, and some of you may know this was my third trip with WAFF this year, so I am honored to feel like a real part of the team. As usual we arrived to a joyful greeting […]

November 30, 2013 0
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2013 – September

Dear Friends and Supporters, I apologize for this letter being late, as I am actually heading back over for another trip now and realized I had failed to get this update out from our last trip. However, upon returning this last time and having multiple meetings about the current WAFF situation and our goals moving […]

November 25, 2013 0
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