“My husband had cancer, and with him being a medical student, we so often just looked at the medical side of things rather than the patient or the family of the patient. It really opened my eyes to the emotional pain that the patient and the family has. That helped me serve better at CURE; when I walk past a family who has a child in theater, I know that their heart is pounding and that the only one who can give them peace is God. So I always try to reach out and say something to them, pray with them, encourage them. Being here was really my first time since his two surgeries to be on the other end and to reach out to other families.”
Becky, medical student and short-term volunteer
About the photographer
Avanell Brock Avanell Brock served as CURE Storyteller at CURE Malawi. Using her skills in photography and writing to serve God and help people has been a long-term goal, and she's so happy to have a job doing just that right out of college! She gets to tell the world about the awesome kids that we serve in Malawi, getting their stories, surgeries, and smiles out to people who can pray and support them! Malawi is a beautiful country and Avanell loves exploring it on the weekends! She also enjoys photography, cooking, reading, and of course, playing with some pretty great kids. She loves her family back home in Rhode Island and is so glad that modern day technology allows her to call them almost every weekend from the other side of the world. Before joining CURE, Avanell studied photojournalism in Rochester, NY.
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