We've been approached by people who have stumbled upon our website, or seen the film at a screening. They may have heard about us from one of our events, or been referred by some of our partners. In every case, they are moved by the message of The Right to Heal and they all ask the same questions.
What are the next steps?
What can I do to help?
There is something compelling about the stories in The Right to Heal. The film moves people to want to be involved. When you see Priscilla's smile, and the waning pain it is replacing in her heart, it's little wonder that the cry for help is answered.
Early last year, a student from Wisconsin found our website asked if there was anything she could do to help. What we did was to set up a screening at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Motivated only by the desire to help the mission of The Right to Heal and ICES: to make essential surgery available to every citizen on the planet, a group of students independently raised the money for the venue, refreshments, organized a panel of experts, promoted the event and invited the attendees to participate on their own.
There is a human face behind the issues of global health. It is difficult to understand what figures mean, like 2 billion people without access to healthcare or even the shocking statistic of almost 800 women dying every day in childbirth. However, when you actually SEE a survivor of obstructed labor, and hear the voice of an injured child, it motivates you.
See the film yourself to discover what we mean.