Tacoma, WA: High School student Constance Hosannah launches “Fight A Fistula, Save A Life” Campaign


On May 30, 2014 high school junior Constance Hosannah launched her “Fight A Fistula, Save A Life” campaign at her school, Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. The launch event featured a discussion panel and film screening of “Love, Labor, Loss,” a short documentary film about women suffering from obstetric fistula in Niger.


The event was attended by nearly 55 people and raised over $1,600 for Fistula Foundation. One attendee commented that it was “such a moving experience. As a member of the audience, I got a distinct feeling that Friday night was the start of a growing and powerful movement in our community.” And Constance isn’t done yet! She has planned a walk-a-thon in August called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” and hopes to raise $10,000 by the end of 2014 to help end the suffering of women with fistula.

Fight A Fistula Save A Life


Following graduation from high school next year, Constance plans to continue her studies and become an OB/GYN to help women with fistula around the world.

This article originally appeared in Fistula Foundation’s Summer 2014 newsletter. Click here to view a PDF of the entire newsletter.

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