500 Reasons to Smile

CURE Niger, in partnership with Smile Train, just completed its 500th cleft correction!

Executive Director Brian Van Hall said,

“February 5, 2015, was certainly a day to smile for a young boy named Djibril and the staff at CURE Niger. Our team in Niamey had the honor of repairing his lip and restoring his smile, which marked the 500th cleft correction performed since opening in 2010.

“We would like to thank our loyal supporters and partners, including Smile Train, Sentinelles, Free to Smile, and CBN, all of whom have significantly contributed to the healing of these cleft patients. Above all, we thank God for the opportunity to provide healing in Niger. We look forward to the next 500!”

Oct in Review Sharifa

Thanks to these surgeries, kids like Sharifa have renewed hope for the future. That’s certainly a reason to smile!

Please join us in celebrating with our team in Niger as we give thanks for this milestone.


Photo of the Beka Watts

About the Author:

Beka served as a writer for CURE from 2014-2017, which means she got to spend her days sharing stories of life-changing healing across a variety of platforms. She also frequently traveled to CURE hospitals and program locations as part of the media team. She is a big fan of coffee, olives, Gilmore Girls, and the Green Bay Packers.

Powered by Facebook Comments


Further Reading

In the Field

The urgent need in Uganda for children’s medical care

The urgent need in Uganda for children’s medical care
In the Field

Giving Glory to God through research at CURE Ethiopia

Giving Glory to God through research at CURE Ethiopia
Patient Stories

Traveling from Zimbabwe to Zambia to be healed: Christian finds a way!

Traveling from Zimbabwe to Zambia to be healed: Christian finds a way!
News

CURE International to launch Zimbabwe’s first children’s orthopedic hospital

CURE International to launch Zimbabwe’s first children’s orthopedic hospital
In the Field

New X-ray Equipment and Network-wide Bio-Tech Training

New X-ray Equipment and Network-wide Bio-Tech Training
In the Field

Conditions we treat: Hydrocephalus

Conditions we treat: Hydrocephalus