Prudence Update 5/17/11

Check out this great update about Prudence from the Mountainfilm blog. It includes a wonderful thank you letter that Rick sent to Mountainfilm last year.

For those who do not know the story, Prudence is an extremely inspirational young woman from Zimbabwe with the voice of an angel. Though raised with a severe deformity that left her wheelchair bound from a young age, Prudence has overcome adversity and become a sort of international pop star. She is the focus of the Academy Award winning film Music By Prudence, and has since received lots of attention around the world for her unique talents and interesting circumstances. Dr. Hodes coordinated spine surgery for her in January 2011 and she is doing very well.

Dr. Rick Hodes and Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Rick Hodes and Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer is the director of Partners in Health, a human rights organization providing affordable health care solutions for impoverished people around the world. These are two shining examples of men truly dedicated to serving those in need!

Dr. Hodes on CBS!

CBS recently featured a segment on Dr. Rick Hodes, focused on his work with children in Ethiopia. He was joined by film director Susan Cohn Rockefeller to discuss her HBO documentary about Dr. Hodes’ work called “Making the Crooked Straight.” Click the image below to watch the segment.

Click to watch the segment.