Results for Patient Stories
The choices we make
Isabel knows a lot about choices. She wasn’t prepared for the choice set before her and certainly didn’t have everything she needed to feel good about her decision, but she chose then what she’s chosen every day since: to do what makes a difference, not what makes sense.
A ghastly dawn!
When I realized what had happened, so many emotions came like a wave and engulfed me, all at the same time: horror, sadness, anger, and fear. A huge crocodile had fastened it’s teeth around Godfrey’s son, Mazuba. It was a three-day journey to the hospital in Lusaka.
Bruno Brothers: Living a dream
I met Tamandami and her sons Francis and Blessings over a year ago. They were the sort of patients that made an impression, not only because they have a rare condition, but because of their personalities.
Letting God do His work
Photo above: Chisala in December of 2014 I’m particularly moved by the story of Chisala. He came to CURE Zambia for treatment for hydrocephalus when he was four, and we discovered a tumor in the process of assessing him. At first, it was thought he would need to be sent out of the country for […]
A clubfoot journey: A tale of three mothers
The first things we noticed were the bright, colorful, and vibrant dresses. Beautiful colors of orange and pink accompanied by matching lipsticks greeted us. The color combinations were bold, leaving an air of spring.
What Precious Can Do
Things Precious can do: 1. Make requests about her needs, especially as they pertain to footwear, while offering a free tutorial on how to make the perfect duck face. One of the first things she told us was, “I want to wear Frozen sandals, preferably the ones with high heels.” 2. Confidently assign names to […]
A mother’s joy: Jaden’s story
“Come quick! They have removed the casts and I can already see the difference!”
I could feel her excitement when I read Loria’s text message. In a hurry, I grabbed my camera, left my meeting, and rushed off to be by her side.
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.
Two “miracles” in Mozambique
After António’s birth, we had discovered something was wrong with his feet. However, we were desperate and didn’t know what to do. We were emotionally disturbed thinking that it was an imprecation or witchcraft.
A patient’s journey: Grandma’s Miracle
Grandma is single-handedly raising Miracle, a baby who lost both her parents at a very tender age.
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