Look who it is! Have you watched Dofte’s father tell the story of how their lives were transformed by healing? If not, you’ll want to take five minutes to watch their story today.
Omarou is a 6-year-old boy who has been coming in for treatment over the course of the past year. One day, he stood too close to the pot of food his mother was cooking and his shirt caught on fire. He was burned so badly on his torso and legs that the skin fused together, causing him to be unable to stand up straight.
When Omarou first came to CURE Niger, he was afraid to wear clothes, especially shirts. His mother told us that he hadn’t worn a shirt in a very long time. In his mind, a shirt equaled pain.
Last week we celebrated Nigerien Women’s Day at the hospital. Every year, the women at the hospital collect money and pick out a pagne (a colorful piece of material) in the market a few weeks before Women’s Day. They buy a pagne for every staff member and everyone takes it and has an outfit made with the material.