Published by Joel Witwer


Giving Glory to God through research at CURE Ethiopia

by on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:48 am

There’s an old Christian saying attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola, “Ad majorem Dei gloriam.” It means “For the greater glory of God,” but it stands for the idea that every single thing we do, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential, matters as it can be done in order to give glory to God. […]

Traveling from Zimbabwe to Zambia to be healed: Christian finds a way!

by on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:05 pm

Christian is a strong, intelligent, young Zimbabwean man who just so happened to be born with a condition called clubfoot. With this condition, his feet essentially curve in on themselves. His condition was immediately obvious and his mother Iris, not one to sit idly by, jumped into action. Christian’s first few months were a flurry […]

Conditions we treat: Hydrocephalus

by on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 8:58 am

This blog is part of an ongoing series looking to explain the common conditions CURE treats in ways that all of us non-medical folk can understand. Hydrocephalus is the main condition treated at CURE Uganda, but before we jump into what it is exactly, we need to rewind a little bit. We’ve all got this […]

Hospital ward and place of worship: New CURE Uganda chapel

by on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:22 am

CURE Uganda has recently completed construction on their new 200 person chapel. There was a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony in December 2019 back when COVID-19 was still just a phrase whispered in the news. Despite the global pandemic and the worldwide disruption of services, CURE Uganda and Gabikan Engineering, the contractor for the project, adjusted […]

Dr. Rick Gardner recognized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health for pediatric orthopedic treatments

by on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

CURE Ethiopia Medical Director Dr. Rick Gardner recently received recognition from the Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse for his contributions to the growth of orthopedic treatment in Ethiopia. Dr. Rick has served in CURE Ethiopia since 2013, first as an orthopedic surgeon and soon adding the role of Medical Director to his duties. In […]

Drawn to serve in Ethiopia: Laurence Wicks, orthopedic surgeon

by on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:41 am

Laurence Wicks is the newest CURE Ethiopia orthopedic surgeon. He has traveled the world working in the UK, South Africa, and Ethiopia although it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, it wasn’t until medical school that Laurence first set foot on a plane, but it’s been a whirlwind since then. Born and raised in […]

Learning from Children, Salamatou is Quick to Love, Laugh, and Play

by on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:01 am

“Children get mad, but they easily forgive – a child just wants to be loved. Children seek their parents just like we should seek God,” said Salamatou, CURE Niger Child Mentor. At CURE, we value a child’s passion for life and dependence on God in how we think, live, and love. We strive to be […]

Investing in Surgical Training to Reach More Children in Need

by on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:17 am

You know that story in the Bible where the boss is going on a long business trip, and he gives three of his employees some cash to see what they can do with it while he’s gone. The first one freaks out and stuffs the cash under his mattress just to keep it safe until […]

Determined Mom Finds Healing for her Daughters

by on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:28 pm

At first glance, sisters Fatuma and Meriyem seem just about as opposite as can be. Fatuma, the older of the two, is more reserved and reflective. She tends to prefer the background during group activities, but she is also quick with her sweet smile. Meriyem, on the other hand, is a rambunctious ball of energy […]

Restoring the Broken at CURE Ethiopia

by on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:25 am

There’s an inherent duality in the nature of CURE. It’s written right into the mission statement: “heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God.” As Christians, we are called to care for both the physical and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. It’s no secret that our physical bodies will die one day, but […]

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Giving Glory to God through research at CURE Ethiopia

Joel Witwer on Jan 22, 2021

Traveling from Zimbabwe to Zambia to be healed: Christian finds a way!

Joel Witwer on Jan 19, 2021

CURE International to launch Zimbabwe’s first children’s orthopedic hospital

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New X-ray Equipment and Network-wide Bio-Tech Training

Elvis Lemaiyan on Jan 13, 2021

Conditions we treat: Hydrocephalus

Joel Witwer on Jan 11, 2021

Hospital ward and place of worship: New CURE Uganda chapel

Joel Witwer on Jan 06, 2021