It is always fun getting to know the children who come to our hospital, but it is also great getting to know their parents. Some of them spend quite a bit of time here, so they really get to know the staff of the hospital, and develop a real relationship with them.
Recently, we had a mom here at the CURE hospital who is something of a griot. Her name is Habi, and she would sing each morning when we would come to the patient guesthouse to visit with the patients. Over time I started noticing that she was mentioning CURE in her song. I listened closer, and noticed that she was mentioning the names of different staff members as well. One day I finally asked someone what she was singing about, since it is in Hausa, and they explained that she is singing about the hospital and everyone in it. So we asked her to perform it, and she was glad to: