By: Lindsey Pollaczek, VP of Programs at Fistula Foundation
“My mother gave me a second life, and so now, I just have to dance!”
Padma Thapa, age 65, began to dance and twirl, laughing as she threw her arms around Dr. Shirley Heywood, her “mother,” who gave her a second chance at life after repairing her obstetric fistula.
Earlier this year, I had the honor of meeting Padma at her home in rural Nepal. I was visiti...