New CURE Employee’s DR Experience

Brad Statnick is a new employee at our CURE Lemoyne, Pa., home office. A couple of weeks ago, he had the chance to spend a few days at our hospital in the Dominican Republic. While there, he wrote an ongoing account of his trip. We’d like to share some excerpts from his journal:

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Brad watches a surgery at the DR hospital.

I was overwhelmed after spending time in the barrios of Santo Domingo. Four amazing visits with three kids and a young woman, all of whom have benefited from the physical and spiritual care they received at our hospital. God has truly blessed me by giving me the opportunity to work for CURE International…

I think I’m really starting to get CURE International. Yesterday, I visited our hospital and met many of the staff. I also met a Haitian mother whose little girl was here for life-changing surgery. I later learned that she gave her heart to Jesus that very afternoon after our spiritual director prayed with her…

Today I was in the CURE OR from 7:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.  I saw three surgeries, including an operation on a 4-month-old girl in which the surgeon removed scar tissue and then returned her hip to its socket. It was an amazing experience to see the CURE surgeons at work…

I am now home after a long day of planes, trains and automobiles. Was it worth it? You better believe it. I will be processing what I saw in the DR for some time. But the one thing I know for sure is that I am exactly where God wants me and that’s with CURE International to do my part to help cure children in the developing world of both their physical and spiritual needs. Healing truly does change everything!

I think Brad speaks for all of us at CURE.

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Noel Lloyd is CURE's communications specialist and frequent contributor to the blog. He is also an ardent fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and bad sci-fi movies. Noel welcomes your comments and feedback.

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