With the official grand opening less than 1 month away, CURE Niger had it’s very first medical clinic, and Christine Lehman was gracious enough to take pictures and make them available on Facebook.
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Here’s an excerpt of Christine’s email to CURE HQ on the clinic.
Yesterday 43 children were screened, 15 were seen by the surgeon and he thinks that there are 5 possible surgeries. No club foot, two cleft cases and then some other conditions that [Dr.] Jean Francois believes he can help. Two cases were a brother and sister with a genetic problem, one was hydrocephalus (which we can’t do, yet). The hard part was not being able to help everyone. I will keep my eyes on the ones helped. I had a wonderful time talking to and photographing the children that gathered at the front gate to see what was going on. Don [Waardenberg - a volunteer] brought a balloon out and the kids loved hitting that around. The next clinic….same time, same place next week…..I will let you know.
While the official grand opening is still a few weeks away, we are so very excited and thankful to be able to share this awesome event with entire CURE community. Look for more great news from Niger in the coming weeks and months as CURE officially opens its 11th hospital!