April 4, 2012

Lyn Lusi

Lyn Lusi, a remarkable woman, the founder of HEAL Africa, has died. I became aware of her awhile ago thanks to an Oprah show. Her work with African women who had been made to be outcasts of society because of fistulas (most of the time due to rape)was brave and inspired and important - but her attitude about how one person can affect change was moving. With her husband she also set up a training hospital in Goma (he sounds pretty amazing as well). The Economist ran a full page obituary on her which you can access here through the HEAL Africa site. I also like the PBS site's piece on her where she is quoted a good deal - and the same feisty, passionate woman I remember from that show shines through. My heart goes out to her family and all the people she helped. The world lost a truly good one.

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