Manuel

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  • Age13
  • Conditionan infection
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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 Manuel. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Manuel's Story

“As my mother tells me, I have been well ever since I was born. Later in 2012, my leg got dark skin on one spot. It was so scary. I did not know what was going on. A few days later, my skin was so hot and it was really painful. I could not take m… Read more

“As my mother tells me, I have been well ever since I was born. Later in 2012, my leg got dark skin on one spot. It was so scary. I did not know what was going on. A few days later, my skin was so hot and it was really painful. I could not take my walk to school anymore and I had to withdraw from school. In 2013, I had my first operation whereby the doctors opened my skin and give it a wash and cleaned inside my bone. A year after, my leg was all good! I could go to school again and do my routine again like playing and what kids love to do in our village. I never knew that the condition would be recurrent. The beginning of 2015 was a downfall. I was not feeling well. My leg had started bleeding and it was so painful again. I was taken to the local hospital where I was referred to another bigger hospital in town. Things were not changing. I thought I would never be what I wanted to become. I have always wanted to be an Accounting Consultant,” said Manuel. “Coming here at CURE is our last hope. My son Manuel has suffered enough with this condition and I would love to see him different. It has not been easy to see Manuel in such condition. My work has been affected as well as my husband’s business and work. We are all working hard to get our son treated. When I arrived here at CURE after being referred from a local hospital, I feel hopeful and I am happy. I have never seen a place so beautiful like this with excellent facilities that treats children with amazing skills and talents from the doctors to all staff. I am sure that Manuel will walk home with a huge smile on his face and I will have peace,” Manuel’s mother, Catherine told us confidently. Please join us in praying for Manuel’s complete healing so he can be a testimony for Jesus and go back to school to achieve his dreams of becoming an accountant!

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May 16, 2017

Manuel is going home today! He's so excited! He lives semi nearby the hospital, so he'll be coming in about once a week to have wound dressings and physiotherapy. Please be praying for him as he has the rest of his dressings at home and starts to heal! Photo of Manuel

May 12, 2017

We brought Manuel his messages today! CUREkids Coordinator Thandy is going away for vacation and a wedding for a few weeks so the lovely Funny from the Spiritual Department is covering for him for the meantime, and she did a great job of her first time delivering get well messages! She says Manuel is feeling better and his leg feels light and not heavy like it used to! He's very thankful for the get-well messages and asks you all to continue praying for him, and says God should bless you for your support! Photo of Manuel

May 11, 2017

Manuel was pretty deep into a phone conversation when we spotted him this afternoon, so we took a quick snap and left him to it! He's doing well and his mother is going to learn how to dress his wound over the next week so they can go home and only come in to CURE once a week! Photo of Manuel

May 10, 2017

Thandy asked Manuel what he was reading in the Bible today - he says he's going through the latter half of Galatians 5 - there's some pretty good stuff about the Fruit of the Spirit in there! Thandy wants him to recite it next time he comes by, and Manuel sounded up for that! Photo of Manuel

May 09, 2017

Our newest physiotherapist Shadreck is doing a great job helping out Manuel with his exercises today - it looked like they were having a pretty deep conversation! Manuel might be able to go home later this week, if his mother learns how to do the dressings so they can do it from there. It will take a long time for his wound to heal up, so it's not practical for him to stay in the hospital the whole time. Fortunately, his femur is pretty well intact so it should heal back fine! Photo of Manuel

May 08, 2017

Benjamin and Manuel are currently the only kids in the septic bay, so despite the age gap, they seem fast friends - and they both love smiling for the camera! Photo of Manuel

May 05, 2017

Manuel is doing some physiotherapy today! We're so proud of him for getting up and about and working to keep his leg strong! Photo of Manuel

May 04, 2017

Manuel's surgery yesterday went well and he's looking pretty happy in the ward today! Dr. Saf and Assistant Margreet took out the infected bit of bone in his femur, then cleaned it all up well and left the wound open and packed with gauze and honey so that the nurses can dress the bone to encourage healing from the inside. Please be praying for him as he starts wound dressings! Photo of Manuel

May 03, 2017

Manuel is waiting to go in for surgery today! Please be praying for him as he has quite a bit of infected bone in his femur. He'll need wound dressings for a good amount of time afterwards, which can sometimes be painful, so please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Manuel

May 02, 2017

Meet Manuel! Manuel is a sweet boy with chronic osteomyelitis which he's had for several years. Please be praying for him as he goes in for an operation tomorrow to have the infected bone removed! Photo of Manuel

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