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About Mary

Mary is in the middle of a family feud, which often means being no part of the cause and yet suffering from a lot of the effects. It all started with Mary’s mother, Gathoni, to whom Mary is the firstborn child. According to Emily, Mary’s maternal grandmother, Gathoni is the family’s “black sheep.” Emily explained to us, “[Gathoni] began being rebellious when she was a teenager. From the get go, I knew I would have issues with her, but I never imagined the issues could be to this extent.” She then went on to narrate numerous issues that Gathoni had taken the family through, and after years of bad decisions, all of Gathoni’s siblings were tired of her. They couldn’t understand why Emily kept taking her back, and finally, they all just made a decision to never have anything to do with their sister again. Unfortunately, that decision also applied to their nieces, Mary and her younger sister Mumbi.

So as Mary grew up mainly in the care of her grandmother, it became clear that she had a condition that hindered her walking. Emily took her to a hospital where the doctors advised her that surgery was the only way to deal with the condition. Knowing she couldn’t provide the means for an operation on her own, Emily approached her children for help, and the sting of the promise to ignore Gathoni transcended a generation. They wanted nothing to do with their niece and were perfectly content to let Mary reap the consequences of her mother’s past decisions. So Mary went without surgery.

When Emily brought her granddaughter to us a few weeks ago, she prayed to God, asking Him to make a way. “I am trying for the last time,” she told me, “and if this one does not work, then my conscience is clear, and even God knows that I tried.” We are so thankful God has brought her to CURE, because we know she will receive not only wonderful surgical care, but spiritual counsel on going forward in her life. Please join us in making a decision that Mary can finally experience good rewards from!


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  1. 03/25/2014Mary went home today. We were going to get a picture of her on crutches leaving the hospital, but she snuck out on us! Haha! We will have to get another picture of her when she comes in for her cast removal which should be May 7th. We will keep you updated with her progress.
  2. 03/24/2014Mary went into surgery on Thursday to correct her remaining knock knee. She was awake the whole time and was listening to music and talking to our anesthetist John. She even wanted to see the surgery photos while she was still under the knife. We politely refused. :) http://bit.ly/1m1YBTt


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Roxana Arias

Apr 17, 2014

si crees
la qlosria de dios…

Dee Stines

Apr 17, 2014

God can do all things, and helping you is something He can do. God bless you….

Maria Eduarda Neppel

Apr 17, 2014

oi mary td bem eu tenho o nome quase esse o meu nome é maria…

Dorothy Butner

Apr 17, 2014

Hi Mary so glad you are getting help…

Mary Kimmel

Apr 17, 2014

Hope everything works out for you….

Amelia Siew

Apr 17, 2014

Dear Mary, get well soon!…

Tracey Mabee

Apr 17, 2014

I hope you get well real soon sweety !!! xoxoxo…

Brandy Cronkhite

Apr 17, 2014

Still praying for you! Have a beautiful day!…

Sara E MacMillan

Apr 17, 2014


I hope you get well soon!


Lizz Drummond

Apr 17, 2014

Dear Mary,

I hope you are feeling better. Always remember to smile. A smile can turn any bad day into a good day….

Daphne Bailie

Apr 17, 2014

to mary
get well soon love amy…

Sharon Khan

Apr 17, 2014

I hope you feel better soon :)…

Jamie Jessee

Apr 17, 2014

Hope you are doing well pretty girl :) Lots of love and prayers coming your way! Jesus loves you…

Rathi Devim

Apr 17, 2014

GOD IS GREAT! :) you’ll soon get well and have a happy peaceful life Mary :)…

Janice Shana Shepman Kitt

Apr 17, 2014

Mary, May God bless You …

Kylie Houser

Apr 17, 2014

Hope you start feeling well! God bless!…

Alexia J Helland

Apr 17, 2014

I hope you get well soon! ;-)…

Marijhaene Pasco

Apr 17, 2014

Hi! I hope you have a great day!…

Jamie Goldenetz

Apr 17, 2014

to mary god is with you allway’s….

Elsa Joselyn Lopez

Apr 17, 2014

i hope you will get better…

Kt Bauerfield

Apr 17, 2014

Hello, Mary! hop you get good…

Lila Kostelic

Apr 17, 2014

Hi Mart I hope u have a beautiful day and may i say ur very pretty…

Sonya Shepherd

Apr 17, 2014

Hi Mary, I hope that you feel better soon….

Karen MacMillan

Apr 17, 2014

Soon you will be running like the wind!…

Junior Scarlett

Apr 17, 2014

I hope you feel better soon :) enjoy the sunshine and the rain…