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Marion's Case is Complete!

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Marion's journey of healing is complete! We invite you to read Marion's story. Click Here to provide the same life-changing chance to another child just like Marion.

About Marion

Marion was reuniting with an out of town cousin when their joy at seeing each other took a turn for the worst. In the midst of the excitement, her cousin accidentally threw her into a charcoal kiln. In a matter of seconds, playtime turned into panic as Marion was immediately rushed to the hospital. She had sustained serious burns to her legs and had to be initially admitted for six months, then for another month later.

From that point 2 years ago, her life became a series of trips in and out of the hospital for checkups and treatments. When she came to CURE International, she had developed an infection in one of her burn wounds that needed to be treated. Thankfully, we had much more to offer her than infection treatment, and we’ve now successfully released the major contracture on her right foot.

Her mom Jacinta was so happy to see the improvements, and I can only pray those improvements will continue as we plan to eventually work on her left foot.

Despite all she has had to go through, Marion maintains such a sweet spirit, maybe oblivious of her condition and what it might mean to her if it were left untreated. Every time I visited the ward, she would playfully call my name and then giggle, burying her face into her hands or her mother’s lap. Whenever she attempted conversation, it would be in her local language, Kikamba, which her mother would have to interpret for me. And it was always a “you look smart” or “I missed you yesterday” or “please take a photo of me.”

With such a soft and tender heart, it would impossible not to love Marion. And with that comes the resolve to leverage the opportunity God’s given us to help her in any way He enables us to.


Most Recent Status

  1. 05/02/2013Marion Syombua's case is complete! Learn more at
  2. 05/02/2013Guess who just got discharged? Yep! Marion has now been discharged from our clinic, one year three months after we met her. Talked to her mother, who admitted that the journey has been rough, thus even more reason to be grateful to God for having seen them through. We will of course miss seeing her. Lets whisper a prayer for her, that God will guide her through the rest of her life, and order her steps.


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Jane Correll

Feb 21, 2012

Get well sweet Marion and God Bless you!…