Published by Beka Watts
Donia: Thankful for God’s goodness
“What will God do to my legs so I can be like the other kids?” Seven-year-old Donia’s questions started one day when other kids imitated the way she walked. She cried and asked her mom Susan, “The kids bullied me about my legs. What should I do with it?” Susan answered, “I don’t really know […]
Mercy just might be one of the sweetest 11 year olds you could ever meet, but she’s also been a fighter since the day she was born.
The choices we make
Isabel knows a lot about choices. She wasn’t prepared for the choice set before her and certainly didn’t have everything she needed to feel good about her decision, but she chose then what she’s chosen every day since: to do what makes a difference, not what makes sense.
What Precious Can Do
Things Precious can do: 1. Make requests about her needs, especially as they pertain to footwear, while offering a free tutorial on how to make the perfect duck face. One of the first things she told us was, “I want to wear Frozen sandals, preferably the ones with high heels.” 2. Confidently assign names to […]
Internet scrolling you can feel good about
Here’s the thing: We scroll through a thousand things every day. A deluge of emails. An increasingly divisive steam of social media posts. Mindless surfing of a website or twenty. Those aren’t bad things, they just aren’t really all that life-giving most of the time. CUREkids is the opposite of that.
Wherever Jesus is, healing follows
It’s no secret that Jesus spent a lot of time healing people, but He didn’t necessarily spend a lot of time seeking out people to heal. In Matthew, crowds came to Jesus and placed people with a variety of disabilities at His feet. An entire town gathered at His door in Mark and He healed many of their diseases. A paralyzed man was carried on a mat and brought before Jesus in Luke. In John, a man found Jesus as soon as He arrived in town and begged Him to heal his son.
The voice Cherilyn found
The first two times I asked Cherilyn what happened on the day she broke her leg, she told me she didn’t really remember. Her face showed some of the emotions she probably didn’t want to feel: fear, anxiety, sadness, loss. Cherilyn didn’t just break her leg in a motorcycle accident one day. She and her mom had been out shopping that afternoon, and her mom decided she didn’t want to take public transportation home.
The Job: This probably isn’t the story you think it is
I was never one of those kids who knew what they wanted to do when they grew up. I was the kid who had an early introduction to the look of disappointment that results from answering that question with “…I don’t know?” and then making something up to fill the awkward void. “Maybe a teacher?”
World Smile Day: One smile can change the world
If you live in the United States—or in many other places, for that matter—and you are born with a cleft lip, chances are good you’ll receive treatment as soon as possible from physicians who know exactly how to care for you. If you are the one out of every 700 children born with a cleft condition, and you happen to live in the desert nation of Niger, chances are good you’ll have a hard time finding anyone who knows what a cleft lip is, let alone someone able to repair it.
Paulus Orchards’ Blueberry Festival helps CUREkids
Our friends at Paulus Orchards are incredible. Every year, they use their annual blueberry festival as an opportunity to raise support for CURE with a pancake breakfast. And really, what sounds better than a pancake breakfast at a beautiful orchard on a lovely summer day?
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