Results for Patient Stories


Emotional and Physical Healing for Habtemariam

by on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

By all definitions, Habtemariam was a difficult child. After arriving at CURE Ethiopia, he quickly established a reputation for being a “rebash,” or a trouble maker in English. He was constantly starting fights with the other kids. He would cry when he didn’t get his way, and he was blatantly and publicly disrespectful towards his […]

Against All Odds: Faiscale’s Story

by on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

A gas tank and one wrong move caused Faiscale’s disability and killed the driver of the other vehicle. The teenager was driving his motorcycle home from work one day when another bike carrying a gas tank tried to pass, but the man miscalculated and slammed into the back of Faiscale’s motorcycle. The tank exploded, and […]

Growing Faith in the Waiting

by on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:16 am

“My favorite story in the Bible is the story of David. I think that David is strong, and I admire his faith in God, especially when he faced a giant,” shares Carmel. Young as she is, Carmel faces many giants in life. She lives in a mountainous area, in a Teduray indigenous community, far from […]

Trusting God Through it All

by on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 9:14 am

For many of us, we wake up and go about our day never having to worry about violence and death. However, it is not that way for many of our patients and their families. In developing nations, violence, unrest, and death are unfortunately not uncommon events.  In 1992, Kenya held a multi-party election, the first […]

Catherine is Taller!

by on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:12 am

“There are people who laugh at me. I do get upset because of that,” shares Catherine. Catherine’s condition was very visible, and she attracted attention because of it. She appeared to be shorter than her actual height because of her severely bowed legs. This 13-year-old girl comes from the northern part of the country and […]

A Character Brought to Life: Pemphero’s Story

by on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:58 am

“CURE Malawi hospital is not only healing Pemphero physically but also bringing his true character to life,” explained Pemphero’s brother-in-law. Pemphero came to CURE Malawi with a bowed right leg he had since birth. Growing up in the villages with a disability was not easy. He became an outcast and suffered tremendous loneliness.  In an attempt […]

Overcoming a Brain Infection: Trevis

by on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

“I was in great fear; I thought I was losing him.” – Trevis’ mom  Holding her bouncing baby boy, Julian told us the story of how her little boy, Trevis, became desperately ill. By looking at his spunky smile today, you would never guess that just weeks ago he was fighting a life-threatening infection close […]

Love Changes Everything: Meet Gabriel

by on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 8:40 am

Gabriel is a returning patient that has come to CURE Kenya for multiple surgeries. He was named after the angel Gabriel who came to proclaim Jesus’ birth. “Gabriel is like a testimony for me,” Esther said. Born a few weeks premature, Gabriel was born with a whole lot of struggles. He spent the first months […]

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 […]

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