Monday, December 9, 2013

Inspiration

reverb 13 - Day 9.

Who inspired you in 2013? And why?
What gifts did they give you? And how will you carry these forward in to 2014?

Towards the end of last year I re-read "The Hospital by the River" by Dr Catherine Hamlin , a truly inspiring woman. I started following her web sight on Facebook and have been inspired throughout 2013 by her. Dr Hamlin and her late husband founded the first hospital dedicated to fistula care in Ethiopia. She is also training local midwives to prevent this terrible injury.
A colleague of mine has recently been fund raising for the Hamlin midwifery training by selling her crafty goods at our local market. I would love to get involved in this fundraising for 2014.
My travelling word for 2013 'Gratitude' was relevant as always - I recognise the fortunes we have in Australia, one of many is the luxury of running clean water. Dr Hamlin has highlighted for me the luxuries I have to work with and the access to ongoing education are a privilege and I no longer take them for granted.


1 comment:

  1. Dr Hamlin is one incredible human being. Great choice!

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