People of CURE

“Rose is my wonderful girl who likes smiling. She is indeed a rose to me. My beautiful girl met her fate when the wrapper she was wearing caught fire as she was cooking sweet potatoes with her friend. This caused a burn on her right elbow. I wasn’t around when the incident occurred, but I heard from my  friend that Rose had been taken to the hospital. It was very painful for me since I left her well. However, I accepted what happened. I stayed in the hospital with my daughter for some time, and then we were discharged. The wound is completely healed now, but she has a contracture. When I went back to the hospital, they referred me to CURE. I am very glad to be here at CURE, and I am so excited that my daughter is going to theatre. From what the doctors have told me, I believe my daughter’s operation will be successful. May God guide the doctors during the operation in Jesus name.”

Mary, Rose’s mother

About the photographer
Photo of the Avanell Brock

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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