Many young couples planning a wedding visit department stores and register for everything from china to toaster ovens. Alexandra Lockett and Paul Hauser had another idea. Rather than encourage their friends and family to buy gifts for them, this generous young couple asked their wedding guests to make donations to the Fistula Foundation. In July they were married at a ceremony in the countryside of Northern California. We wish Alex and Paul all the best in their new life together. We are grateful for their capacious hearts – and their ability to demonstrate a deep caring for the welfare of otherwise forgotten women a world away.
This article originally appeared in Fistula Foundation’s Summer 2009 newsletter. Click here to view a PDF of the entire newsletter.