Julie's Joy Climb

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Will, Lizzie and I are excited to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer to raise funds for a cause dear to me. Healing Hands of Joy was founded in 2010 to eradicate preventable childbirth injuries (such as obstetric fistula) in Ethiopia by rehabilitating and training survivors.

I witnessed the JOY and hope fistula survivors now have because of this program when I visited Mekele in 2014.   Most women who suffer from this devastating childbirth injury have lived in isolation and shame for years because of a constant stream of urine that they cannot control.  Many have been divorced from their husbands and most lost their babies in childbirth.  At the center, they are trained, nurtured and empowered to go back to their communities to educate and prevent new cases of fistula as Safe Motherhood Ambassadors.  

I am paying for our trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, so all donations go directly to saving babies, preventing childbirth injuries and spreading JOY across Ethiopia. I am so grateful for your prayers and support!

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07/11/16
Kimberly C Leatherman donated $50 and said, "So proud of you all for taking on this challenge and raising money for a great cause! Climb on!"
06/26/16
Laura Berry donated $125 and said, "Julie, This is awesome! Two of my boys have Crohn\'s Disease and I understand how devastating any type of fistula can be. Be safe! Chris and Laura"
06/21/16
Amina Ahmed donated $100 and said, "Wishing we could climb with you!"
04/30/16
Dennis McDonald & Christina Vellucci donated $125 and said, "Thank you for working hard for this cause."
04/28/16
Linde Mullis donated $125
04/04/16
Mom and Dad donated $110 and said, "Love and Prayers!!"
03/19/16
Laura and Mark Reynolds donated $200 and said, "We are so happy for you and excited for this amazing opportunity!"
03/18/16
Someone donated $15
03/07/16
Tracey Heintze donated $250 and said, "good luck to all of you!!! thanks for doing this on their behalf!!!"
03/06/16
Shelley Perkins donated $50 and said, "Proud to call you my sister!"
03/06/16
Theresa Hall donated $50
03/05/16
Michele Mullins donated $100 and said, "Inspirational, enjoy!"
03/04/16
Becky Grubbs donated $50 and said, "I am so grateful for the inspiration that you are. Have a wonderful climb!"
03/03/16
Lucy & Pat Hunt donated $250 and said, "Go Julie, Liz & Will!"
02/29/16
Gwen Orland donated $50 and said, "Enjoy the climb !"
02/29/16
Becki Seddon donated $100 and said, "Wow, Julie! What an amazing thing that the 3 of you are doing!"
02/28/16
Someone donated $50
02/28/16
The Linnetts donated $100 and said, "What a superb way to make a difference in the world. Much love and admiration to all of you."
02/28/16
Laura Burt donated $200
02/25/16
Someone donated $50 and said, "What a wonderful mission. Good luck on your climb."
02/21/16
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01/12/16
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01/11/16
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01/11/16
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