Peterborough – On Wednesday, May 23rd, Dr. Fletcher Wilson of Monadnock OB/GYN was the honored recipient of a humanitarian award presented at an event held at the Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The evening was hosted by Wide Horizons For Children (WHFC), a child welfare agency committed to family placement for orphaned and at-risk children through adoption, child sponsorship, and humanitarian aid. WHFC created the “Wilson Award,” their first humanitarian award, and named it in honor of Dr. Wilson, to recognize his dedication, passion, and commitment to help save the lives of countless women and children in Ethiopia.
In 2007, Dr. Wilson adopted his daughter, Laramie, from Ethiopia. 4 years later, he contacted WHFC, offering his surgical skills and specialty in obstetrics and gynecology to help women survive childbirth in an area where 1 out of every 14 women dies in childbirth. “We are so grateful for Dr. Wilson and his tireless work developing the Wide Horizons For Children Medical Mission program,” notes Peter Leppanen, President and CEO of WHFC. “He has led teams of talented professionals to hospitals across Ethiopia, working with a population with no access to healthcare of any kind. In addition, he acted as our professional consultant on our hospital project in Leku, in the south of Ethiopia, and developed an integrated hospital and community based program that will save thousands of lives.”
Monadnock OBGYN has been providing obstetrical and gynecologic care in the Peterborough area at Monadnock Community Hospital since 1973. Their practice extends from Keene to Peterborough, Milford and Nashua. Their goal is to provide patients with the best possible medical care in a professional, sensitive, and supportive environment. Learn more at www.monadnockobgyn.com.
Wide Horizons For Children (WHFC) has served children in desperate need around the world for nearly 40 years, helping to place more than 12,000 children from 60 countries with adoptive families and allocating more than $13 million in humanitarian aid. They work with trusted partners around the world, and offer long-standing adoption programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Russia and the US. Learn more at www.whfc.org.