Results for Patient Stories
Clubfoot free: Faith
Faith and her parents live almost an hour out of town in a village on the outskirts of Blantyre, so we were impressed by how faithfully they came for treatment. “After Faith was born, we went straight to CURE.”
Gift: God works all things for good
In 2011, a brave little boy named Gift came through the doors of CURE Malawi to have surgery for a dislocated hip. Last year, Gift came back to visit, and we are so excited to share with you what has happened to him since then! At about the same time, Carla Reimer and her daughter, Lauren, volunteered for a day at the hospital—much like they did years ago when Gift had his operation. That’s how their story begins.
Paul: Standing tall again
Paul walked through our doors in June of 2017 with a condition known as genu valgum, commonly called as “knock-knee.” Paul’s condition not only impacted his ability to walk, but it also came with excessive pain which began to stall Paul’s academic progress.
Clubfoot free: Shamira
Shamira’s father, Idrisah, works in South Africa, and Rabecca hasn’t seen him in two years, since before Shamira was born. It’s difficult raising a child by yourself (let alone a child who has to go to the hospital once a week), so we were glad to have the opportunity to encourage her in person. Rabecca is living […]
Viola: A tiny, little fighter
“I felt bad and thought someone could have done witchcraft on my child,” said Viola. Her child, also named Viola, was born at home at the end of last December. Soon after birth, she noticed
a swelling on baby Viola’s back and took her to a local hospital.
Abel: Different doesn’t mean damned
Abel’s family isn’t a typical Nigerien family. Due to their experiences and their faith, they love and care for Abel just the way he is, but one day, a chance meeting told them about CURE Niger!
The power of paying it forward
Abi and his father Gezahegn come from north of the capital of Ethiopia. After continuing to seek help for Abi’s hurt hip, his father brought him to CURE. Since then, Abi has completed his treatment. We are so glad to see him thriving in the same community where he witnessed hardship. Witnessing the healing that goes […]
Ishmael & Rahim: Healing their clubfoot gives a family hope
“Before I left the village, a lot of people were speaking ill about my children, but upon my return, most of them, almost all of them, are curious because what they expected is not what they are seeing today,” said Levison, Ishmael and Rahim’s dad.
Elvie: ‘Be cool, trust in the Lord, and believe in yourself.’
“I tell parents it’s normal to be nervous and scared, but be brave. Be cool, trust in the Lord, and believe in yourself. You’re strong. You can do anything. Moms always know what’s best for their children. But everyone here at CURE will give the best they have to cure and heal your kids.”
Two brothers: From leprosy to healing
Excruciating is the word that describes Joseph’s and Bernard’s struggle with leprosy over the years. What had started as a small wound on Joseph’s toes turned out to be a nightmare for both of them. Through the years, the bond of brotherhood has helped them go through the toughest times of their lives.