Terri's Joy Climb Fundraiser

$9,711.80
raised of $5,000 needed
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Family and Friends,

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to raise funds for a cause that is very dear to my heart -- the effort to end obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.  Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury that occurs when women experience protracted obstructed labor.  The baby cannot pass through the birth canal, is often stillborn, and then the mother realizes the pressure from the baby's head has killed the tissue and caused a hole between her birth canal and urethra.  So this poor woman who has lost her baby, now has the indignity of having no control of her constantly leaking urine.  Many of these women are  poor, young (girls really), and small in stature due to undernutrition.  They often do not understand what has happened to them, and live isolated lives, feeling cursed by God.  There is a surgery that can repair obstetric fistula, and education about the need for professional attended childbirth can help avoid the condition altogether.  Healing Hands of Joy is a ministry to Fistula survivors, helping them turn their personal tragedies into assistance to other women as "Safe Motherhood Ambassadors."  

I am paying my own way to hike Mount Kilimanjaro, but would greatly appreciate your support to sponsor me.  All your funds will go to the ministry of Healing Hands of Joy.  No donation is too small and will be joyfully received.  This summer also marks Year 5 for me persoally as a breast cancer survivor, so although the hike will be challenging I am so grateful to be alive with a strong body, and want to use my health and energy for this great cause.

Thank you so much for encouraging and supporting me and Healing Hands of Joy!!

Love,

Terri

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Campaign Activity

08/27/16
Linda Chowdry donated $2,500 and said, "Blessings Terri, what wonderful work!"
07/29/16
Barbara Diachenko donated $50 and said, "Always happy to donate to a worthy cause and I truly admire your work with this organization!"
07/13/16
Anne and Chip Smithson donated $125
07/11/16
iLashCharlotte donated $250 and said, "So proud of you Mrs. Terri! You\'ve inspired me to live with purpose and be selfless in a world that sometimes displays otherwise. Hike your heart out!"
06/27/16
Tracy Henderson donated $125
06/23/16
Elixabeth Portland donated $100
06/23/16
Gail Bryan donated $500 and said, "Will be praying for your whole group. Bless you Gail"
04/29/16
kirsten dexter donated $350 and said, "Thank you Terri!"
04/01/16
Denise McMillan donated $50 and said, "So proud of you! You are such an inspiration!"
03/31/16
Teri Bradley donated $250 and said, "Terri, Thank you for taking the challenge. You are an inspiration"
03/29/16
Beverly Hogan donated $100 and said, "Terri, praying for you - the training and the trip... and those that will be blessed by it!"
02/28/16
Linda Smith donated $500
02/12/16
Allen & Loyce Morain donated $100
01/30/16
Myra Lee donated $250
01/28/16
Robin Weaver donated $200
01/28/16
Barbara Poovey donated $200
01/17/16
Brent McKee donated $500
01/16/16
Carol Fink donated $300
01/15/16
Janell Pridgen donated $300
01/15/16
Kirsten Dexer donated $50
01/09/16
Lynne Trice donated $100
01/07/16
Laura Hutchins donated $50
01/07/16
Elizabeth Schillings donated $200
01/04/16
Kathylee Thompson donated $50
01/04/16
Cynthia Grantham donated $100
01/01/16
Lisa Compton donated $300
12/29/15
Betsy Blair donated $100
12/24/15
David Hart donated $25
12/22/15
Angela Snyder donated $100
12/21/15
Nancy Hart donated $100
12/21/15
Susan S Van Note donated $25
12/19/15
Millie Newton donated $1,000
12/17/15
Joseph Tissue donated $250
12/16/15
Sara Dalessandro donated $75
12/16/15
David Powell donated $50
12/16/15
Someone donated $386.80 and said, "Terri, I'm not sure how accurate these figures from The British Heart Foundation, but they say Mt. Kilimanjaro is equivalent to 2,578 flights of stairs or 38,680 steps. So I am donating 1 penny per step. My way of saying I'm with you "every step of the way". Godspeed. Love and joy, Kim"

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