Published by Marlene Bray
Dr. Jun Valera’s Partnership with SIGN International
For the past five years, Dr. Jun Valera has made a fall pilgrimage to Richland, Washington. A town of 60,000 people in the middle of the desert landscape of eastern Washington state, it’s not exactly a prime tourist area. But except for a brief stop at Pike’s Market in Seattle, Dr. Jun’s objective isn’t tourism; […]
One woman’s journey to joy as an orthopedic surgeon
“I did not want to become a doctor. When I was in high school, my friends and I would talk about career paths, and most of my friends wanted to be physicians. I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing.” Dr. Shelley Oliver’s honest words may surprise some. Her path to medical missions […]
Elvie: ‘Be cool, trust in the Lord, and believe in yourself.’
“I tell parents it’s normal to be nervous and scared, but be brave. Be cool, trust in the Lord, and believe in yourself. You’re strong. You can do anything. Moms always know what’s best for their children. But everyone here at CURE will give the best they have to cure and heal your kids.”
Volunteer physical therapist helps those often overlooked
Lauren jumped right in and learned new techniques from our staff while also sharing some of her knowledge. She endured long, hot, and uncomfortable road trips to our mobile clinics with a smile.
Nurse Jhun: Healing clubfoot is priceless
Nurse Jhun is affectionately referred to as “Master Caster” by his coworkers. He has been yelled at, kicked at, and he has had toddlers cry at the mere sight of him during their follow up appointments. Despite all of this, Nurse Jhun has become more than a little obsessed with healing kids who have clubfoot.
Tebow CURE creates “winter wonderland” on a dime
A “simple” decorating contest turns the hospital into a competitive, festive atmosphere for patients and employees alike.
Making an impact: Two operating room staff take time out for parents, kids
Over the past several months, we started to notice two subtle figures in the operating rooms, reassuring parents and quietly chatting with the kids. Those two figures are Elaine and Dhang, our Operating Room (OR) housekeepers. In so many cases, they have a tremendous impact on the patient and the family’s experience.
Tebow CURE hosts quadruple wedding!
Tebow CURE hosted a group wedding for any staff member who wanted to get married!
Psalm’s healing journey: A birthday prayer answered
When I gave birth to Psalm, the pediatrician noticed he had short extremities and a short torso compared to other Filipino children. As he grew, we noticed that he was significantly shorter than other growing children of his age.
Anthony, Operating Room Nurse
“Before, I worked at another hospital, and I was knocked because of my faith. Here it is a different environment, CURE really values people and they appreciate the work that’s done. We start each day with devotions, which encourages the workers. It inspires me to serve as Jesus did, serving others, and not myself.”
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