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  • Conditionbowed legs
  • Currently In Hospital

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CURE in Malawi

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 Hooke. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for Hooke and kids like him. When you give a gift through Hooke'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 Hooke. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Hooke's Story

“Hook is the second born of three children. He is a lovely boy that the good Lord blessed me with. He is very intelligent and I thank heaven for that. However, he was born with genu varus. This has brought sorrow on my family. People mock him be… Read more

“Hook is the second born of three children. He is a lovely boy that the good Lord blessed me with. He is very intelligent and I thank heaven for that. However, he was born with genu varus. This has brought sorrow on my family. People mock him because of how he walks. In fact, my son likes staying indoors in fear of being laughed at. This really breaks my heart so much. I come from Mozambique and where I live, I consulted different hospitals but they could not assist my son. I then lost all hope and thought there was no solution to his problem until one day, some kind people told me about CURE Malawi. I was so happy to hear about that, but then the big question was - where will I get money for the transport? This added more pain in my heart especially when I thought of the kind of man my son will grow into if not treated. It was as if I was dreaming one day when some well wishers said they will provide transport for me to get here to Malawi. I really couldn’t believe them until they told me for the second time. I was very overwhelmed with joy and I thanked God for the miracle. I spoke to myself, 'oh! God you are really alive!' And He watches over us. To be realistic, He knows everything we need and has the ability to do it for us. May God bless them and bless even others that give toward the hospital’s welfare. I am so happy to be here at CURE and I like the hospitality that CURE staff has. They are all like one family - very humble, loving and caring,” Margalita, Hooke’s mother told us with a smile.

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Latest Updates

3 days ago

Hooke was having fun in the playroom today. He's learned the Chichewa word for "take a photo of me" (ndijumbule) and was asking us to take his photo! They're going to start the turns today, so please be praying for his continued happiness! Photo of Hooke

May 25, 2017

Margalita is such a dedicated mom, and we see her almost every day helping out Hooke with his physiotherapy - which he doesn't seem to mind a bit, fortunately! Physio Diana was teaching her how to do some stretches with him. Please be praying for him when turns start in a few days - they're often the painful part of the whole frame process and he might not be quite as cheery once they start. Photo of Hooke

May 24, 2017

Hooke was doing some physiotherapy today! He was really enjoying swinging around, using mostly his arms on the bars! Margalita isn't afraid anymore and she's looking a lot happier, thank you all for praying for her! Photo of Hooke

May 23, 2017

Hooke's been "bouncing" around today - as much as you can be bouncing in a wheelchair - and was having a lot of fun with a balloon this morning! When we last saw him, he was passed out asleep with his mom! Photo of Hooke

May 22, 2017

Hooke's looking very happy today! He's been scooting around in his wheelchair and talking loudly in physio and we also caught him having a lot of fun with a coloring book! Photo of Hooke

May 19, 2017

Hooke's operation went well and he's recovering in the ward now! He's in a little pain so please be praying for him! Margalita was a bit stressed yesterday because the surgery was taking so long, and she was disturbed by the frame when he did come out. Unfortunately, none of our staff speak Portuguese and she only speaks broken Chichewa, so it was hard to communicate with her what was going on. She signed the consent form when the people who brought her here translated it for her, but they're gone now and there's difficulties in communicating! CUREkids Coordinator Avanell showed her some before, during and after videos of a child with the exact same condition and a frame so she could see what it accomplishes in the healing process, and CUREkids Coordinator Funny and the nurses did their best to comfort her last night. She's doing a lot better today, but still please be praying for her as she feels lonely here!

As far as Hooke's operation, it all went smoothly! The doctors cut the bone in a couple of places and then put a frame through the bone which over time will slowly bring the leg straight. His other leg is more mild, so they put a plate in the growth plate which will slow the growth in one side so the other side can catch up, making it straighten out over time. Please be praying for him as he'll have the frame on for quite a while! Photo of Hooke

May 18, 2017

Hooke's operation is going well! His poor mom was rather stressed worrying about her son being in surgery, but CUREkids Coordinator Funny reassured her that it's all going okay! Please be praying for Hooke's mom as he has surgery. We'll post more photos and information tomorrow! Photo of Hooke

May 17, 2017

Meet Hooke! Hooke is a sweet little boy from Mozambique who traveled all the way to Malawi with his mom to have surgery for his deformed leg! He's already making lots of little friends in the hospital despite the fact that he speaks Portuguese, not Chichewa like the rest. Please be praying for him as he has his operation tomorrow to have a frame put on his leg! Photo of Hooke

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