Published by Josh Korn


Josh & Julie Korn: Introducing Leon Jonathan Korn

by on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

It has been quite awhile since we have written a blog post. One of the biggest reasons for our recent silence has been the addition of a baby boy to our family. Leon is an orphan. His mother died at his birth, and no one in his family knows who his father is, so he […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Music therapy – Slovak style!

by on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6:33 am

I am beyond ecstatic to have my parents here again. They came at exactly this time last year. And last year, before they took their trip out here, my dad said, “Liz, you have to take your accordion with you to play for the kids at the hospital.” My mom kind of laughed it off. […]

Josh & Julie Korn: The chief of the hospital

by on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 6:53 am

Some people are childish, even when they grow up. Others are somber and stern-faced even as infants, kind of like tiny adults, world-weary on the inside, but trapped in a fresh-faced exterior. That is how Maaouya is. He is a 4-year-old grownup, a serious kid, with a no-nonsense attitude that was evident from the moment […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Chains

by on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 6:37 am

“Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, bound in affliction and irons…” Ps. 107:10 Peter Picture Peter in chains. He was bound by the king. He sat in prison, awaiting his fate. His friends prayed for him, but there is no reason to believe that he prayed for himself. He knew […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Clubfoot roadtrip

by on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6:25 am

On average, about 1 out of every 700 children is born with clubfoot. This is a figure that is pretty consistent everywhere in the world, but in places like Europe and the U.S. children born with clubfoot are treated right away. In places like Niger, most of them do not receive treatment and grow up […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Nyantire mobile clinic

by on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 5:49 am

Last week we headed out to the village of Nyantire for CURE’s first mobile clinic here in Niger. We have done different training programs and specialized consultations before, but this was the first time that we did a general consultation. In other words, before we were screening for patients that we could bring back to […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Around the hospital

by on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

Every day at the hospital is different. It is constantly changing as people come and go. It is always filled with new faces and familiar faces. There is always someone to meet, or someone to see again. It is also full of contrast. It is full of pain and injury. People come from all over […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Digging for a CURE

by on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

Husseini Elhadj Omarou was born with cleft lip. His twin brother, Hassane, was also born with cleft lip. Hassane and Hussein are popular names for twins here in Niger. If you meet a Hassane or a Hussein, chances are they have a twin brother. Both Hassane and Husseini grew up dealing with their cleft lip, […]

Josh & Julie Korn: CCW in Niger

by on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 6:46 am

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to go and visit one of the CURE Clubfoot Wordwide clinics in the town of Dosso, 140 km. away from Niamey. It was in the regional hospital of Dosso, and we met with the surgeon, the physical therapist, and the counselor (as well as a few others). It […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Healing takes time

by on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 5:58 am

Kabirou was one of the first patients that we met here at the hospital. I think we met him the second or third day we were in Niger, almost nine months ago. He came to CURE because his foot was totally deformed. When he was four years old, he injured his foot on a rock […]

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