Healing for tomorrow: CURE and medical training

Dale Brantner, President & CEO

Dale Brantner, President & CEO

Traveling to our hospitals worldwide has given me the unique opportunity of meeting many children with disabilities. When I look into the eyes of children who have not yet received care, it is easy to understand why CURE exists. Often, they have been labeled “worthless,” rejected by their community, and blamed for bringing a curse on their family. They are desperate for healing.

The heart of CURE is to bring these children the healing they desperately need. We do this every day through hospitals and specialty programs in 30 countries worldwide. Meeting this immediate need, though, is not enough. The deficit of available medical care, combined with the growing population in the world’s most underserved countries, means we need a greater pool of medical professionals to be able to meet those needs for more children.

This is why CURE has made training one of our three main areas of focus, alongside medical and spiritual healing. From our hospitals to our clubfoot and hydrocephalus programs, training is a fully integrated reality. In the countries we serve, we partner with local hospitals and universities to develop training programs, and we have some of the best practitioners in their fields working with and for us. The result is that there is now a steadily growing stream of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, along with medical professionals trained to treat clubfoot, coming directly from the places where the needs are greatest.

To date, CURE has trained over 7,200 medical professionals, with more on the way. Your support helps us continue to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God, and it ensures there will be others to continue that work, reaching more children desperate for a cure, for many years to come. Thank you for standing with us!





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About the Author:

Dale Brantner served as President and CEO of CURE International from May 2012 to June 2016, after serving for many years as Senior Vice President, responsible for leading the organization’s spiritual ministry and development efforts. Prior to CURE, Dale and his family have followed God’s calling to serve in numerous roles across three continents. Over the last thirty years, Dale has served as a pastor, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, President of the Theological College of Zimbabwe, archeologist, tent-making missionary, and even as a shepherd of the largest flock of sheep in northern Israel. Dale has a master’s degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College. He has done both undergraduate and graduate work in Israel, as well as Ph.D. work at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Dale is an outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, and fly fishing. He loves to travel and experience other cultures and to lead small study treks in Israel. He is passionate about integrity in biblical studies, spreading the gospel holistically, and working among the poor in underserved regions of the world. Dale and his wife Dianne live in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, and have three children, Jordan, Shirah, and Taliah.

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