Goodbye for now

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Dr. Onen with one of his many patients

CURE is a very large network of people. There are so many people all over the world who continuously and endlessly give of themselves to serve others—some to the point where they have to leave their families for a period of time to do what they must.

One such man is Dr. Justin Onen, a neurosurgeon from Uganda who began serving at CURE Zambia in May 2014 and now is returning home. We got to know and love this man because of his heart for the people he serves. He gave of his time and even temporarily left his family to come and work at CURE Zambia when he was most needed!
IMG_8643We thank the Lord for having given us Dr. Onen for this period of time, but we are also very grateful to his family (his wife and small kids) that were willing to sacrifice his presence for a period of time.

If you ask anyone at CURE Zambia, they will tell their own version of who they think Dr. Onen is. It can be summed up as kind, generous, patient, and very humble, with the heart of a servant. He treats his patients with a lot of kindness and tenderness, and he is straight with the mothers. He always tells them the truth about their child’s condition, but he also offers hope through Christ. He always mentions how far the science of medicine will go but also tell mothers about Christ and how far His power can go.

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Dr. Onen with his beautiful family

He treats his co-workers with respect and works really hard to be civil with everyone. Dr. Onen is also very funny and is always trying to cheer people up, even in theatre! He is a very pleasant man to be around.

CURE Zambia appreciates every bit of work Dr. Onen has poured into our hospital here. We wish him well in the future and hope to see our brother soon. He is a great man, with a bright life ahead of him. He will always be a part of the CURE Zambia family!

As we say goodbye to Dr. Onen, we know Zambia is his second home. We won’t say goodbye forever, so it’s just goodbye for now.


Photo of the Abby Tumelo

About the Author:

Abby serves as a CURE Storyteller at CURE Zambia. She says "The best thing about being a part of CURE is that I get to participate in the wonderful work that God is doing, world over. I get to love and serve people and make incredible connections with them. My favorite part is building relationships, and I get to do this while taking their photos and telling their stories."

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