Secretly studying

Andrew is an 18-year-old who has lived with disability since the day he was born. He did not live a normal childhood like other children; his childhood was full of jokes about his leg deformity. He had no friends and was not able to play much or have any fun.

Andrew’s only wish was to go to college when he finished high school. His father told him that no college would accept a disabled boy, and he should stop going to high school and begin work with him packaging toys in a factory. Andrew obeyed his father and went to work, but began secretly studying at home for his high school degree.

Andrew, right, arrives at CURE Egypt for treatment.

Andrew, right, arrives at CURE Egypt for treatment.

Andrew came to CURE asking for help and wondering if it was too late to have corrective surgery. The doctor examined him and told him that it wasn’t too late. Surgery would be a good option to correct his leg deformities.

In the past, Andrew had questioned if God existed or not because he prayed, but he found no answer. Now, he has learned that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” God answered Andrew’s prayers in His timing.

Andrew was so happy after his surgery. He told me he is going to tell his father that he has been secretly studying all this time, and he will go to college after high school because surgery corrected his disability and changed his life.

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Photo of the Mina Ayoub

About the Author:

Mina Ayoub is the Program Director of CURE Egypt.

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