Eyerus 13 was born in an impoverished and remote part of Ethiopia. She was severely deformed because she did not have an anal passage, so she could only defecate through her vagina.

She was not allowed to go to school nor have friends and without surgery she could have died.

Winning Smiles discovered her in 2019 and brought her with her father to the Kadisco Hospital in Addis Ababa where she underwent three stages of surgery over an eight-month period.

In October 2019 she underwent her final procedure to build an anal passage and begin to live a normal life.

This short film shows her story.