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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 […]

Celebrating Maryanne’s Healing Journey

by on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Maryanne is cheeky, adorable, welcoming, happy, and all of those sweet things you can’t help but notice every time you see her. Maryanne is seven years old and has a limb deformity that developed after she turned two. Her legs mysteriously began bending awkwardly around the knees, giving her mom, Maureen, worry. Maureen found herself […]

Kneeling no more

by on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm

JV Boy couldn’t stand. He walked on his knees through elementary and high school. For 14 years, JV Boy’s knees took him everywhere, even on motorcycle rides. “I packed lunch for him so he didn’t have to leave school in the middle of the day. It takes so much effort for him to go to […]

A Tale of Two Winnies

by on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm

A few years back, Winnie, a 22-year-old woman from western Uganda, left her home in search of employment in the city of Kampala. She did find work. Eventually, she even started her own business selling matooke (plantains). Some time later, Winnie gave birth to a baby girl. She named her Winnie. She was shocked to […]

God touches hearts in his own time: Kiko’s story

by on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Bullying is a common experience shared by the kids who come to Tebow CURE. They get left out of groups and are mocked because of the way their disability affects their movement. Unless you’re Kiko. Kiko has lived without legs since rebels stormed his village and burnt his home. The five-year-old lost his legs in […]

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