Meet the amazing kids we serve. Get involved and receive real-time progress updates.
Help Now

Recent Patient Updates



Photo of Chisomo
Chisomo from Malawi on Feb 14, 2019
Chisomo is having tea and bread with his grandmother this morning! He will be continuing his physical therapy turns this afternoon. He will be reviewed tomorrow to make sure the program is on the right track and the correction of his feet is moving along. After tea, Chisomo will be having a wound cleaning in the ward, as the doctors have noticed some wound openings between his toes that need to be cleaned and kept free from infection. This will be a bit painful, but, overall, Chisomo is managing his pain very well! Thank you for your continued prayers over Chisomo during his time here at CURE Malawi!
Photo of Chisomo
Photo of Chifuniro
Chifuniro from Malawi on Feb 13, 2019
Meet Chifuniro! She's been to our hospital before when she was just a baby to be treated for infant clubfoot, and later realized her feet were not correcting as well as they should have been. Although Chifuniro has made a lot of progress, she is back in the hospital to better understand why her feet aren't perfect. It seems some of the bones in her feet may be fused together and is what is causing the problem. The doctors are reviewing her notes and sending her for a CT scan at Queens Hospital next door. After receiving the results, they will make a plan for Chifuniro!

Did we mention Chifuniro is a twin? She has a twin sister named Chisomo, who was born without clubfoot, but loves Chifuniro even more because of her condition! The two are inseparable, and it will be hard for them to be a part for so long when Chifuniro is in the hospital. Chifuniro's mom, Patricia, told us, "Chisomo says she will tell off anyone who makes fun of Chifuniro, even if they just look at her wrong!" It's great to know Chifuniro has a supportive sister by her side! Please keep Chifuniro in your prayers during her time in the hospital, and the doctors as they are reviewing Chifuniro and coming up with a plan!

Photo of Chifuniro
Photo of Maness
Maness from Malawi on Feb 12, 2019
Maness has been discharged and she is so excited to be going home! This past weekend she bought a new toy- a mini hairbrush mirror! It is her favorite thing! She loves the side with the mirror. Maness not only enjoys looking at herself in the mirror, but also showing other people what they look like. She is quite mesmerized by it! Maness' wounds are healing well and her mom told us not to forget that they will be back on March 25th for a review. Please keep Maness in your prayers as she heals at home!
Photo of Maness
Photo of Chisomo
Chisomo from Malawi on Feb 11, 2019
Chisomo loves watching TV! Today, he rolled over in his new wheelchair with his buddy, McDonald, to watch a Malawian video of gospel leaders singing and dancing in worship. Chisomo says his favorite thing to do in the hospital is to watch the television everyday. Dr. Lubega advised the physio team to keep on with Chisomo's frames turns, and shared that everything is looking good so far. He will review him again Friday. Thanks for keeping Chisomo in your prayers during his time with us at CURE Malawi.
Photo of Chisomo
Photo of Maness
Maness from Malawi on Feb 08, 2019
Maness is on crutches! Today Maness was sent to physio to begin the process of weight bearing. Her wound inspections this week look great and her foot is healing well. She started out on a walker with some tears, and then advanced to crutches with a smile during her physio session! We are so proud of sweet Maness, and are excited for her continued healing! Please keep Maness in your prayers, as she hopes to go home early next week!
Photo of Maness
Photo of Chisomo
Chisomo from Malawi on Feb 08, 2019
We walked passed Chisomo's bed this afternoon and caught him doing some crazy stretches. He laughed and said, "Take my picture! Take my picture!" Chisomo has a wound cleaning with the assistance of Nurse Ulemu this morning, and is feeling much better. He loves watching TV with the other kids in the ward, and today watched a Malawian movie about the passion of Christ. When we asked him what he thought about the movie, he smiled and said, "I like it!" Later, our spiritual department handed out balloons, which Malawians call "chibalunis," and Chisomo wanted to pass it to a friend who's bed was too far away, so Storyteller Alexis stood in the middle to help transfer the balloon back and forth between Chisomo and his new friend! There were lots of giggles happening! We are so glad Chisomo is enjoying his time at the hospital and staying entertained through the long process of frame turns. Please continue to keep Chisomo in your prayers during his time here at CURE Malawi!
Photo of Chisomo
Photo of Mahmoud
Mahmoud from Malawi on Feb 08, 2019
Mahmoud has been discharged! He is excited to go home and play with his brother, as much as his mom is to go home and get some good sleep. Mahmoud is feeling much better but is still in a bit of pain, so please keep him in your prayers as he journeys home and that his pain would go away soon! Mahmoud's mom, Khadija, says, "CURE is such a good hospital. What it does, the people and staff; it's all so amazing." Mahmoud is scheduled for a review in four weeks and Khadija says, "By then he should be able to have more of a conversation with you!" Mahmoud is one of the most intelligent and mature two year olds we have ever met and we are excited for his return!
Photo of Mahmoud
Photo of Chisomo
Chisomo from Malawi on Feb 06, 2019
Chisomo can't stop giggling! During ward rounds this morning, the doctors said Chisomo could start on on his right frame turns. The doctors will make the program today so that this afternoon, Chisomo can start his second leg's turns at physio to catch up with his first leg. During "school" in the playroom today, Chisomo took a math quiz! It had three questions with two problems each. Chisomo got them all right! Three out of three! We are so happy Chisomo is enjoying the hospital and still keeping his brain active with his academics. Please continue to keep Chisomo in your prayers as he starts his right leg turn program this afternoon!
Photo of Chisomo
Photo of Mahmoud
Mahmoud from Malawi on Feb 06, 2019
Mahmoud's operation was a success yesterday! Dr. Karolina placed rush rods in both his femurs and tibias to help support his bones, as well as preformed a tibial osteotomy. During ward rounds this morning, Mahmoud's mom Khadija said, "We didn't sleep last night. Mahmoud was up all night crying and is in a lot of pain. The nurses gave him an injection at 1am, and another at 6am." We gave Khadija a big hug and congratulated her for being "one trooper of a mother!" The doctors say if Mahmoud can sleep through this next night without any injections, they can go home tomorrow. Please pray that Mahmoud and Khadija get some sleep throughout today, as they are both very exhausted, and that Mahmoud is able to sleep tonight without so much pain!
Photo of Mahmoud
Photo of Maness
Maness from Malawi on Feb 05, 2019
Soft smiles from Maness today! Maness is ready for her wound inspection on her right leg where her skin graft was taken, but will wait until Friday for the wound inspection of her left foot. She is really enjoying her time in the hospital and loves hanging with her mom and her hospital bed buddy to her left, Chisomo! Maness and her mom are patiently waiting until Friday, and pray they can go home soon! Please join us in praying for Maness, and that her wound inspections have positive results!
Photo of Maness
Photo of Mahmoud
Mahmoud from Malawi on Feb 05, 2019
Meet Mahmoud! He is only two years old and dreams of someday playing soccer with his two older brothers. Mahmoud just came in to CURE Malawi's hospital yesterday with his mom! Mahmoud has osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease, and will be having his first operation today. Dr. Karolina will be placing rush rods in both of his little legs to help support his bones, so they don't continue to fracture. Please keep Mahmoud in your prayers, as he is very scared for surgery, and his mom to be at peace, as she is very nervous!
Photo of Mahmoud
Photo of Chisomo
Chisomo from Malawi on Feb 04, 2019
We caught Chisomo laughing today! Last week he was in a lot of pain, or trying to sleep through the pain. Today, he was giggling away with his next door hospital bed buddy, Maness, while she was showing Chisomo what he looked like in her new little mirror. The giggles were non-stop, as they both loved making funny faces in Maness' little mirror. Chisomo's pain is much better, and he is starting his physio sessions today. Please keep Chisomo in your prayers as he begins physio!
Photo of Chisomo
Photo of Maness
Maness from Malawi on Feb 04, 2019
Our sweet Maness is feeling so much better! She's been smiling just about all day long! Since Maness had a wound inspection in the operating room last week, this week she will just have a wound inspection in the ward. If everything looks okay, Maness will be discharged. Please keep Maness in your prayers, for her wound inspection tomorrow or Wednesday, and that God's healing be at work!
Photo of Maness
Photo of Flora
Flora from Malawi on Feb 04, 2019
Flora has been discharged! She won't leave until tomorrow, so we are enjoying our last moments with her! Today she helped Storyteller Alexis write out all the names of the new admissions. She likes knowing who everybody is in the hospital. She also learned the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and can now say it SUPER fast in English. She enjoys reciting the English definition of skeleton and agriculture... we have no idea why, but she learned it somewhere and now tells us the meaning of each word everyday. Flora loves to learn! Today Flora had a wound inspection and was given lots of medicine and extra bandages for her time away. We plan to see Flora again on March 18th. Please keep Flora in your prayers while she is at home, and that she doesn't get an infection, as that seems to be a common result with this fun-loving girl!
Photo of Flora
Photo of Evance
Evance from Malawi on Feb 01, 2019
We read your get-well messages to Evance before he was discharged home today! His brother Robert helped us with the translation. Evance says, "Thank you so much!" and Robert also thanks you for sending such kind messages to his little brother. They had some good laughs, and Evance was so happy to hear how others valued his photography and were praying for him throughout his time at CURE Malawi. He feels inspired, uplifted and beyond blessed that God has guided his journey to healing with the prayers of people like you! Thank you for loving and supporting Evance. Please keep him in your prayers as he journeys home. We plan to see him back in the hospital in six weeks for his cast removal!
Photo of Evance

Activity for the week of Sunday, Feb 17

Trending Stories


Recently Viewed



Financial Accountability

ECFA Badge

Practicing fiscal accountability is a critical aspect of CURE’s financial stewardship model. Along with annual audits by an independent CPA firm, CURE is a member in good standing with the ECFA.

Pie chart of CURE FY 2017 Expenses *FY 2018 Expenses *CURE’s 2018 Fiscal Year: July 2017 - June 2018
  • 82.6% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
  • 12.4% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 4.9% Fundraising Telling people about CURE
Need to know more about CURE's finances?

Why I Support CURE

Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.
Chris Tomlin