Based in Houston, Texas, former horn player Gordon Marsh has been a loyal Fistula Foundation supporter for more than 12 years, ever since watching the documentary, A Walk to Beautiful which follows women living with fistula. Seeing how they were ostracized from their own families and communities, he was moved by how horrific their suffering must be on a daily basis, both physically and emotionally. He had to take action, and began donating to help change the outcome for many women.
It was while executing his father’s estate a few years ago that he began thinking of his legacy. “At the end of the day, what you can do for your fellow human being is more important than any other accomplishment,” he says. Now, he is arranging a planned gift for Fistula Foundation as part of his own estate plans.
Gordon’s heartfelt decision means that many more women will now receive the treatment that will help them get back to the business of leading healthy and productive lives.