Results for Patient Stories


Mysterious Past, Bright Future: Meet Slinthe

by on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

His name is Slinthe. But, he hasn’t always been known as Slinthe. You see, Slinthe has a unique story. Slinthe was found asking for money on the street. When asked his name he’d reply “Poa,” which is Swahili for “fine.” This was his standard answer, and “poa” sounds a bit like Paul. Because of this, […]

Third Time’s a Charm – Farida’s Story

by on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 10:06 am

Farida is a little bundle of energy who has been buzzing around CURE Niger for about three years now. Though you can’t see it anymore, Farida was born with a cleft lip. While this condition is a shock for most mothers, Farida’s mother, Roukaya, was prepared. Like Farida, Roukaya was born with a cleft lip […]

Standing Tall – Adoy’s Story

by on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

John Arnold, also known as “Adoy” to his dear family and friends, is full of character! He is jolly and friendly and very polite to everyone. But, even though he’s the kind of kid that you’d want to hang out with all day, he is still bullied due to his disability. He was born without […]

Bowed legs no more! Sarah’s Story

by on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:58 am

“They use to laugh at me and now they have been silenced.” – Sarah Sarah, who is now 16, arrived at CURE in 2009 in search of a miracle. “When my daughter was five years old, both her legs bowed, so I took her to a public hospital where they referred us to CURE,” said […]

Patient Number 10

by on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12:42 pm

10. It’s the percentage of the world that’s left-handed and the number of hours of sleep that a baby needs, but it also has another meaning—for Shadrack. You see, Shadrack was our tenth patient. He is literally Number 10 in the whole history of CURE! Back in 1998, before CURE Kenya was even operating in […]

Healed and redeemed: Hadija’s story

by on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:02 am

“I went to many hospitals, and they told me that it was impossible to treat her.” Rehema is the mother of Hadija, a little girl from Tanzania who suffers from a congenital condition called popliteal pterygium, which affects the development of the skin. Hadija was born with thick webs of skin on the back of […]

Mary, Joseph, and a miracle

by on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

“I thought she had given birth to an animal. I was waiting to see the tail start growing.” Joseph’s father In remote, sparsely populated communities in Zambia, when something strange occurs, it becomes the talk of the day. Children who are born different become the subject of scrutiny among community members. Baby Joseph came from […]

New hope for Jecinta

by on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:33 pm

Photos by Samuel Chege and Naphtali Foster Meet seventeen-year-old Jecinta. Jecinta is a shy girl from central Kenya who loves being in the company of her friends. Playing volleyball is one of her favorite hobbies. She is the third born in a family of four children. In 2017, she was supposed to go into ninth […]

A real Success story

by on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:08 am

Success, an eight-year-old girl from Malawi, hated going to school. Her classmates mocked her mercilessly because of the way she looked, and her teacher did nothing about it. “We found out that Success was skipping classes,” said Success’s mother, Maria. “She was passing through the local shops so she did not have to go to […]

“Ugly” wasn’t her true identity

by on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm

“I’m sorry if my daughter hides her face from the camera. She often gets called ‘ugly,’” Christyn’s mother, Arlyn, shared. On November 5th, 2018, empty chairs filled the ground-floor lobby at Tebow CURE Hospital, waiting for our usual mix of orthopedic clinic patients along with cleft lip and palate patients attending our cleft clinic. We […]

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