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  • Age20
  • Conditiona limb deformity
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The picture above is of CURE in Kenya. Everyone who serves with CURE in Kenya, from medical professionals to office staff, are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and spiritual care to people who, without CURE, couldn't find it and couldn't afford it, just like Stephen. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Stephen. When you give a gift through Stephen's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Kenya. Have more questions? Ask us.

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When you partner with us monthly, we'll send you an email each month to introduce you to a different child who was helped because of your generosity. You can choose to follow their updates and send them get well messages. That means that each year, you're a part of helping 12 different children, beginning with Stephen. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Stephen's Story

“Why does God allow some things to happen to seemingly undeserving people?” Stephen might ask a question like that, because at the innocent age of 4, a traffic accident robbed him of a normal childhood.

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“Why does God allow some things to happen to seemingly undeserving people?” Stephen might ask a question like that, because at the innocent age of 4, a traffic accident robbed him of a normal childhood.

We believe God works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose, and we know He has an amazing plan for Stephen's time here with us.

Since the accident, he has been admitted to hospitals countless times as he has undergone various reconstructive surgeries to his limbs and face. The surgery he will go through at CURE this week will be added on to the seemingly endless list he already has. This time however, we pray that the outcome will be memorable, visible and life changing. As he goes through surgery, let us also be praying for our spiritual team who will be interacting with him closely, that through them, God might reveal His greater good to Stephen.

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Dec 13, 2017

We couldn’t believe that it had already been a year since we last saw Stephen. He came in today with a few questions for the doctor about his knee. The doctor told him that as it is, he doesn’t need another procedure, but if he really wanted it, he would need a knee replacement. Stephen is doing okay and he told us about work being okay too. Please pray that he continues to grow into a strong young man! Photo of Stephen

Jun 07, 2017

Stephen is back with us after quite a while and as always, we are happy to see him! We read him a few get well messages and he was so excited about them. He said, “I have nothing but love for them and if it is possible, I’d like to meet them in person and just get to know them better. When or If they ever come to Kenya.” Stephen lost his dad early this year and this dealt him a huge blow because he and his sister depended on him for most things. Stephen, however, picked himself up and got a job in the city. He works at a hotel and that helps to take care of him and his twin sister. He is doing well though and we will see him again in December. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Stephen

Dec 07, 2016

Our head is bowed in serious shame… Stephen came, and we knew he was here. He was kind of far back in the line, so we were planning to go see him after a time. Well, we waited TOO long! We tried and we tried to find him even after his appointment was over, but to no avail. So, we wait expectantly to see him on June 7th. Despite our failings, we are so thankful and blessed to report that Stephen is good! The doctor literally wrote in his notes: “Doing well.” Praise Jesus! We’re very, VERY sorry we can’t share more with you about Stephen. Thank you for your grace, friends!

Nov 25, 2015

We missed Stephen's last appointment in May, but we are happy to let you know that he his doing great! He was here today for another review, and his leg has healed very well. He is now walking upright with just a slight limp. We were happy to see how much progress he has made! "Next year I am finishing high school!" he told us with a smile on his face. He'll be back in May next year and we look forward to seeing him again then. Photo of Stephen

Feb 04, 2015

Stephen came back to us doing great! He had an x-ray done that revealed his leg to be strong and ready for his weight. We took out the ex-fix and he went home with crutches, which he'll use for a week before putting weight on his now strong bones! Here he is with his mother Josephine, smiling and happy to hear the news from the doctor. He'll come back in early May! Photo of Stephen

Oct 31, 2014

Stephen being reviewed by our Dr. Kinyua on Wednesday when he came for his follow up. Even though their discharge instructions included how to wash the pin sites on his external fixture, Stephen confessed that he never once opened up the wound due to fear of infection. Our nurses slowly took him through what he needs to be doing without fear of infection. His X-rays showed good progress, he is now allowed to bear weight partially with his right leg, a decision he was happy about because he really wanted to go back to school. We hope to see him again in December. Photo of Stephen

Sep 18, 2014

Stephen has officially been discharged and is now on his way home! We are so glad to have met this guy and we wish him all the best as he continues to heal up back home. Before going however, he received a Get Well Message Video! He got to see for the first time who was writing him all this time and he really enjoyed seeing it. Thanks for all of the messages, prayers and financial support that came from the 39 gifts of support for Stephen. It is so awesome to see people rally behind our kids. The story is not over yet though, and we will continue to update you on any and everything involving Stephen! • • Photo of Stephen

Sep 17, 2014

Teach a kid how to play a game, and they will beat you at it! That's what happened today when we taught Stephen the card game "Go Fish." He beat our CUREkids Coordinator 16-10 two games in a row and it was only when we brought a third kiddo into the equation that the CKC was able to beat him in a game. Besides cards, Stephen is feeling much better. He received some more pain killers and will hopefully be weaned off of those over the next day or so. • • He also received a group of Get Well Messages that made him smile. Thanks to all of our GWM contributors! Photo of Stephen

Sep 16, 2014

So, we found out more on Stephen's condition today and he did in fact break his tibia right below the hole that was drilled for the external fixator. He now has an additional fixator attached to help fuse that bone as well. This is a bummer for sure, but we know that God has a plan behind it. Please continue to pray for our friend that he would be open to what God is going to show him. • (Part 1) • (Part 2) • (Part 3) • (Part 4) • Photo of Stephen

Sep 15, 2014

OK, so unexpected news. Stephen was discharged over the weekend and we were going to update you on that front. Unfortunately, he was involved in (another) road accident when the public bus he was on rear-ended another vehicle. It was enough of a concern to warrant him coming back, but so far, the only thing on his file suggests he will only be receiving a cleaning of the wound tomorrow. As of now, we don't have any reason to believe anything else was damaged in the wreck, but we will certainly let you know tomorrow when the surgeons get him into the operating room and have a closer look. Please be praying for him because he was very saddened that this whole thing happened.

Sep 12, 2014

Stephen was having a little bit of trouble today. He has been throwing-up a little bit while trying to force down some lunch. That isn't too concerning though and is occasionally a side effect of the surgery and anesthesia meds. But something that definitely made his day was a Get Well Message from one of our long-standing friends back in the U.S. Stephen was touched by the message and the sense of caring he felt by the author. He was VERY appreciate of it. We think he will remember this moment for a long time. • • Photo of Stephen

Sep 11, 2014

Stephen went in for an adjustment to his external fixator today. Apparently, there was a problem with one of the pins that was used as an anchor to his bone. The pin has been fixed and Stephen is now back in the ward. Here is a quick collage of the experience. • (Part 1) • (Part 2) • (Part 3) • Photo of Stephen

Sep 10, 2014

Stephen slept like it was his job today. He was administered pain medication and the doctors were concerned that his blood count would be too low due to the amount of blood loss yesterday during surgery. However, his blood count is well within the normal range now and he is just sleeping off the effects of the exhaustive surgery. We were able to greet him briefly when he awoke for a few minutes, but not much after that. We will try to do a little bit more interaction with him tomorrow and see if he will be back to his normal self.

Sep 09, 2014

Stephen went in for surgery today and the first thing he asked us in the waiting room was something to the effect of, "Will they give me sleeping medicine?" I had to tell him that they would not, but instead they would give him something to numb his legs so that he wouldn't feel the pain. He was OK with that answer and he did well during surgery. We will check in on him tomorrow to see how he is recovering and let you know any news we get! Here is a surgery collage of today's procedure. Enjoy! • (Part 1) • (Part 2) • (Part 3) • (Part 4) • (Part 5) • (Part 6) • Photo of Stephen

Sep 08, 2014

Meet Stephen, a 15-year-old with a firm handshake and a pleasing personality. He wasn't afraid of the camera or the idea of taking a picture. This wasn't his first rodeo when it came to smiling for the camera and he did it well. Stephen is scheduled for surgery tomorrow to help with his bent knees. As you can see his right knee is especially bent and this results in Stephen walking with a crouch everywhere he goes. The surgery is designed to change that for him. Follow his story as he begins the process of change. Photo of Stephen

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