I have always had a deep connection to helping those in need. In the late eighties and early nineties I was involved in helping newly arrived immigrants from the former Soviet Union to get resettled in the USA. In later years, my passion turned to helping refugees in Congo and Darfur.
I am honored that, as the owner of Soul Source Therapeutics, I now have a more direct way of helping women. I have been able to develop relationships with urogynecologists and ob/gyns in African countries such as Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Ethiopia and Chad. In these countries, many young women give birth in remote villages far from resources required for an emergency c-section, thus obstetrical fistulas are a far more common occurrence. Fistulas are a serious medical complications that can happen during childbirth. The baby’s head compresses the soft tissue of the pelvis, resulting in areas of dead tissue that ultimately lead to an infected opening between the bladder and/or rectum and the vagina. Infant mortality is approximately 95% in these cases and women are left leaking urine or stool from their vagina.
In addition, our global outreach includes donations to Clitoraid. Clitoraid is a nonprofit association that offers free medical services for the restoration and rehabilitation of Female Genital Mutilation victims.
Soul Source also supports many organization here in the US that help cancer survivors.
-Jane Silverstein, Soul Source President and CEO