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The kid who never smiled becomes a boy who won’t stop
It’s been a year since I first met Charles. He was lying on a bed wailing in pain. The first couple weeks I knew him he was like that: immobile and constantly crying. When he wasn’t crying, his eyes were glazed over from painkillers. His pain was just so raw that you wanted to cry with […]
Andrew’s only wish was to go to college when he finished high school. His father told him that no college would accept a disabled boy, and he should stop going to high school and begin work with him packaging toys in a factory.
A story 18 years in the making
It’s been a season of weddings at CURE Kenya. One particular wedding held much more significance because of the role CURE had played in the past, preparing the groom for this day. And so, everybody knew that Livingstone was getting married.
Amina’s joyful journey
Meet Amina and her mom Baraka. Amina was born with bilateral clubfoot. Baraka was blamed for her daughter’s condition by family members and others in her social circle. Desperate, Baraka took Amina, and their life savings, and traveled to a treatment center in Saudi Arabia.
Precious was born with bilateral clubfoot. Like any new parents, they couldn’t believe what they were seeing.
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.
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.
Why do you do this?
Martena is three years old. She and her brother have suffered from cerebral palsy since the day they were born.
From regret to joy
“See how she is running effortlessly,” Lucy said with her face beaming, full of pride and joy. “Maybe my story can give such hope to someone out there.”
From ridiculed to radiant
“I want the hospital to continue doing a good job and help other people”, he remarked in a satisfied manner, Derek has not stopped looking at his daughter since the surgery. This is what miracles are made of the little gestures of kindness, the affections of strangers, the love of good doctors and the support of the hospital staff. Thank you for making CURE what it is.
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