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Ethiopia’s Daughters: Chapter I

January 19th, 2011 by · 4 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

Chapter One ‘You want a picture?’ he asked as we drove to the edge of the desolate canyon. ‘How about now? You don’t have camera?’ ‘Later,’ I told him, ‘When we come back, when we return home.’ ‘You sure? You sure you return home?’ he laughed. That was a good question since I was wondering […]

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Hamlin Fistula Hospital

January 17th, 2011 by · 5 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

Dr. Catherine Hamlin is eighty seven years old and still performing surgeries. Her work has been included in multiple award winning documentary films, including A Walk to Beautiful and Lighting the Candle. We hadn’t received confirmation on our request meet, so when an interview was granted, we had to race back to the hotel to […]

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Returning to African soil- Addis Ababa, old friends and roosters

January 15th, 2011 by · 9 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

Windows down, hot air plastering dust over smiles, the traffic is chaos with horns blaring as we pull into the city of Addis Ababa. We have returned to Ethiopia. Danny, our taxi driver, shouts over the mix of local hip-hop and Michael Jackson, inviting us to a bunna bet or coffee ceremony at his sisters […]

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Footsteps To Healing

November 28th, 2010 by · 2 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

“And they all knew just the cure for what ailed them: an injection … [It] was cheap, and it’s effect was instantaneous, with patients grinning and skipping down the hill.” Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone

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KEEN Donates Shoes to Podoconiosis in Ethiopia

August 1st, 2010 by · 2 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

This spring we traveled to Gimbie, Ethiopia where I made a promotional video with Monica Barlow and Binyam Teferi to raise awareness for Podoconiosis, a debilitating disease just “rediscovered” in western Ethiopia. The video has since been widely viewed, including one very important viewing by the good people at KEEN Shoes. Joni Kabana, a friend and […]

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