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  • Age9
  • Conditiona joint condition
  • Next Appointment 06/11/2017

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The picture above is of CURE in Malawi. The doctors, nurses, technicians, cooks, cleaners, and administrators of CURE Malawi 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 Lufina. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for Lufina and kids like her. When you give a gift through Lufina's CUREkids profile, your contribution is designated to an exclusive country fund for CURE's work in Malawi, and those funds can only be used for operational expenses to treat patients in Malawi. 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 Lufina. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Lufina's Story

“Sometimes we ask ourselves on how Lufina got deformed. I still do not know what caused Lufina my granddaughter to have patella condition. Forgetting the cause, we are now focusing on getting Lufina treated. Lufina’s mother is expecting a baby … Read more

“Sometimes we ask ourselves on how Lufina got deformed. I still do not know what caused Lufina my granddaughter to have patella condition. Forgetting the cause, we are now focusing on getting Lufina treated. Lufina’s mother is expecting a baby so I had to come here and get this little precious daughter helped. We met CURE doctors at our local hospital back home and from there, Lufina was booked to undergo a surgery. There are two children in her family and Lufina is the last born. What worries us as parents to see Lufina in this condition is that she keeps falling when she runs. With that, Lufina cannot continue her grade two. She had to be dropped out in order to seek help to get her treated, then she will be able to go back school. I am so happy that my granddaughter is one of the children that will have an operation. Thank you to all who have made it possible to get us this far, I believe Lufina will be well,” Marriam, Lufina's grandmother told us with a smile. Join us in praying for Lufina's upcoming surgery and healing, we're excited to see her progress so that she can get back to being a healthy kid in grade two!

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May 04, 2017

We're so sad - Lufina's been discharged! We don't know what we're going to do without her amazing smile and giggles! But no worries - she'll be back on June 11th for her second knee operation! Photo of Lufina

May 03, 2017

This girl's laugh is the best! Lufina was playing bao with her mom this morning and was giggling nonstop... especially when we started tickling her! She is so happy and has been "running" all over the hospital! Photo of Lufina

May 02, 2017

Lufina was having fun doing physio today - then again, she has fun wherever she goes, whatever she does! Her infectious laugh has been making us smile all day! Photo of Lufina

Apr 28, 2017

Lufina's wearing a pretty great turban today while playing cards! She tried to convince Yahaya to smile with her, but not everyone has quite the same level of enthusiasm after the 30th time having their photo taken! Lufina doesn't look like she'll ever get tired of it though! Photo of Lufina

Apr 27, 2017

Early this morning, Lufina and the rest of the gang were already outside enjoying fresh air and a game of cards! She's doing well and will be continuing physiotherapy. We wanted to give you all a hint of what her laugh is like - it's quite infectious - and tried uploading this video of her, Eluby and Witness in the physio department but our internet was too slow! Fortunately today it was a lot better so you guys get to smile with her! YouTube link is at

Apr 26, 2017

Lufina's been BUSY today! In the morning we found her playing cards with Luiza, Patsani, and Cosmas! Then she had some physiotherapy in bed with one of the physiotherapy students, and then we found her playing with Eluby and Witness in the physio department and brought her some get-well messages! She says she feels a bit of pain when doing physio, but apart from that, she loves playing on the bike and has been enjoying every minute of being in the hospital! Photo of Lufina

Apr 25, 2017

Lufina's looking super cheery today! She and her friend Chisomo were waiting for some knee physiotherapy today, she's practicing bending her leg! Photo of Lufina

Apr 24, 2017

Lufina's making friends already! She was having fun playing with Chisomo, who also has knee braces, this morning during teatime! Her lovely smile and giggle is coming out too, a far cry from the frown we got her first day here! Photo of Lufina

Apr 20, 2017

Lufina's surgery yesterday went really well! This morning during ward rounds, she was smiling so big and Dr. Maina said, "Smiling! The day after surgery?! That's a good sign!" Yesterday they did an operation on her left knee to keep her patella (kneecap) aligned correctly, using tendons to anchor it in place. Please be praying for her while she heals! She'll have to keep that knee still for two weeks before she can start doing some intense physiotherapy! Photo of Lufina

Apr 19, 2017

Lufina's waiting for her operation this morning! Unfortunately, she's one of the last kids on the theater list because she's a bit older and her surgery will be long, so she's going to be waiting for a while! Please be praying that her operation goes smoothly, we'll post more details tomorrow. Photo of Lufina

Apr 18, 2017

Meet Lufina! Lufina is a cute little girl with dislocating patellas (kneecaps). It keeps her from running and walking well, so she'll be having multiple surgeries to fix them and get them to stay in place! She'll have her first surgery on one of her knees tomorrow, please be praying for her! Photo of Lufina

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