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The picture above is of CURE in Malawi. Everyone who serves with CURE in Malawi, 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 Farai. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Farai. When you give a gift through Farai's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like 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 Farai. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Farai's Story

“This is my second time at CURE for help and I do not feel bad coming here. I know CURE will help to heal my leg so that I can walk to school and play football with my friends again,” Farai replied.
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“This is my second time at CURE for help and I do not feel bad coming here. I know CURE will help to heal my leg so that I can walk to school and play football with my friends again,” Farai replied.
Farai was here at CURE in 2013 for the same problem in the tibia bone of his left leg. Unfortunately, he also had Tuberculosis, which the doctors treated him with TB medication first. Farai has been successfully healed from TB and now he has come for an operation. Farai has waited to have this operation for almost four years!
“From what I have heard about CURE, I have so much hope that Farai my son will be well. As a father, it is so hard to see Farai not being able to walk, to do the things he loves doing and sometimes missing school because of the leg. Now that CURE will freely help my son, I am so happy and thankful to see my son Farai receiving this help at an excellent hospital such as CURE,” said George, Farai’s father.

Since his first procedure, Farai has been able to attend school and he is waiting for his results in Grade 12. “I want to finish school and become a successful person in my society. I believe that if my leg is fixed, I will be able to do many things, which will contribute to my well living and achievement in life. Life has been really difficult with this deformity and I would not be able to walk because of the pain. Many times I would sit at home. I am so glad that I am a son to my father and mother who did not give up on me,” Farai said with gratefulness.

Farai will here at CURE for some weeks. The doctors are planning to treat him with a frame. Farai is kind and he is so gentle. We love spending time with him and encouraging him on in his treatment, please join us through your prayer and support!

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Nov 23, 2018

Farai: "My friends call me Mr. Smile back at home."

Storyteller Alexis: "That's because you have an "a hundred watt smile!" Always so bright!"

Farai: "Nope, it's actually because I oversmile and smile a lot, but I like the bright idea better, so I'll say that from now on."

Mr. Smile read you get-well messages today and loved them! "Thank you for following along my journey. It really means a lot." Farai wanted us to tell you. He thought it would be fun to tell you some fun facts about himself to thank you for all the encouragement. "One, Blue and purple are my favorite colors. Two, I love to rap, listening to rap, everything about rap. Music is my favorite hobby. Three, my favorite drink is pineapple Fanta! It's the BEST! Four, if I were at the market right now and had to pick a fruit to buy it would be an apple. I love apples! One of my friends came to the hospital and brought me seven apples yesterday. And five, I am afraid to ever play soccer again, and didn't think I would ever chose to again, but because of your encouragement and the people at CURE, I think eventually I am going to be courageous and play again!" WOW! Farai is so inspiring! Thank you for all of your support! He will be discharged and going home today and well plan to see him again on January 28th in 2019! Please continue to keep Farai in your prayers! We can't wait to see Mr. Smile again in the new year! Photo of Farai

Nov 22, 2018

Guess who is getting his frame off today?? Farai!!

Happy early birthday Farai! There was some back and forth yesterday as to whether Farai was ready for his frame removal, so Farai continued to pray and God continued to answer! The doctors said he was ready after over a year of having his frame on and a 10cm lengthening. We are so happy his birthday gift came seven days early! Please keep Farai in your prayers during his operation and for a smooth recovery! Photo of Farai

Nov 20, 2018

Farai is back! He has been sent over from the clinic because he is ready for his frame removal. He says, "I am so excited. It's been so long with my frame, I forget what life was like without it! You know I've had it on since September last year! It's my birthday on November 29th and it going to be my birthday present. I'm so excited!" We were so happy to hear Farai's excitement. When we asked him if he was going to miss his frame, he laughed and said, "No way. Bye bye frame! I wonder what it's going to be like. My leg is going to feel so light. I am scared when I get it off, I will be too afraid to put weight on it, but I have to choose to be courageous and walk anyways." Farai went on preaching about how it's important to be courageous even in moments of fear and we were in awe of his certainty and wisdom. He says, "I have three sisters and they are church girls. They are really cool, so we talk about this a lot." We continued to sit and chat with Farai as he told us about his love for music, how he wants to be taller and how he's glad to have his dad here with him during this exciting time! Please keep Farai in your prayers this week on his road to full healing and that he continues to have courage! Photo of Farai

Oct 01, 2018

Farai came in for a checkup today with his dad, George. He was hiding himself from us in the crowd at the clinic and his father had to show us exactly where he was! Farai smiled upon seeing us and he then told us that he is feeling fine as there is a huge improvement unlike before and he is able to use one crutch. After the doctor's assessment review, Farai will have his frame removed next week. We are hoping to see him on Monday the 7th! Photo of Farai

Jul 30, 2018

Farai says, "At first I was scared, but now I am used to it." We asked if the frame still scaring off any potential girls he's interested in (which he told us a couple months ago) but unfortunately he was too embarrassed to comment! He says, "I sat for exams last year and was supposed to go to college, but I can't because of the frame for now. I was supposed to do a course. I'm not sure where I'll go yet, I haven't been accepted, but I want to study IT. You can be praying for my future." Farai's doctor's notes say, "Continue running, jumping, dancing, review 1st October," so that's when we'll see him next! Photo of Farai

May 28, 2018

Farai is back! Unfortunately we still need to leave the frame on - he has quite a bit of bone that needs regenerating and bone grows very slowly. Please continue to pray for him. He says he's doing well and he'll be back in another six weeks. Photo of Farai

Jan 29, 2018

Farai's back! He says,“I am coping pretty well with the frame, unlike before when it used to scare me. Now I am used to it, like it’s now like part of me, but I still really want them to get it off me. I don’t feel isolated because my friends come over and keep me company all the time. I am thankful to CURE for treating me, I believe I will one day leave here completely healed.” Photo of Farai

Jan 09, 2018

The physios saw Farai again today and say he's doing a lot better than he was before! He's had his strut change, earlier than we expected! He'll be coming back January 27th. Photo of Farai

Jan 03, 2018

Farai came in for another checkup today and is doing pretty well! Dr. James just needed to give him a new program for the turns for his frame and then he was gone again! He'll be back January 12th for another strut change! Photo of Farai

Dec 15, 2017

Farai is doing well and had his strut change so he should be going home soon! Physio Diana is a bit displeased with his leg though - he hasn't been exercising so his upper leg has atrophied a bit, so she's going to keep him here doing physio until he's made her happy. Please be praying for him! Photo of Farai

Dec 13, 2017

Our resident charmer Farai is still in the hospital but his big smile is back and he seems a bit less disappointed about not getting his frame off quite yet. He's having a strut change and then will be going home again tomorrow! We spoke to him about his spiritual life and he says, "It's been hard, because of my leg I've been missing most of our church services. I wish it was possible for me to go and pray with my friends but I can't walk well with the frame. I am so thankful for the prayers that the hospital offers. I love it because it makes me feel like I am at church." Please continue to pray for Farai and his leg and that he'll be able to make it to church despite the frame - unfortunately we need to leave it on or the bone won't heal! Photo of Farai

Dec 11, 2017

“Before I come to CURE, I was unable to walk and my leg hurt a lot, now I walk using crutches but my leg is not in pain anymore. I’m here for a checkup and am hoping that they will take the frame off my leg. I want to enroll into a nursing school next year, so I don’t want this frame to disturb my walking and dressing, and I want to meet girls.” “Do you have a girlfriend?” “Ah, how can I go out and find a girl when I’m wearing this? That’s why I want it off!”

Farai is QUITE a character, but unfortunately the girls are gonna have to wait for this charmer to get back to courting! Farai has been readmitted with a pinsite infection, which will need cleaning up, and Dr. James is also taking one of the pins out because of it. He also needs another procedure to further lengthen his leg. Join us in praying for him! Photo of Farai

Nov 06, 2017

Farai came in for another check-up today. We're not a hundred percent sure when he'll be back now since we couldn't find anything in the notes, but we're sure he'll be back in a few weeks most likely for another strut change. Photo of Farai

Oct 18, 2017

Farai stopped in for a strut change today. Dr. James saw him during the ward round, and he says he's looking good! The bone is lengthening well, and he prescribed him painkillers and sent him back home until the next strut change on November 6th. Photo of Farai

Oct 03, 2017

Farai just showed up at the hospital today, what a surprise! He says he missed seeing his friends in the ward and he couldn't help but pass by with his father, George. He sat in the TV area watching cartoons with his buddies. Apparently they have come to get a "stock nette" (looks like a bandage) for his leg. Thanks for all the prayers for Farai as he is continuing healing at home! Photo of Farai

Sep 27, 2017

Our boy Farai is going home today! "I am so happy that I am going home. The doctor said i will be back for review in two weeks," said Farai. Thandy had to read him his "get well" messages before going. Farai will continue frame management at home with his father, George, because he has been taught how to do the dressing. We wish Farai a quick recovery! Thank you for your prayers for him and his family! Photo of Farai

Sep 26, 2017

Farai is so sleepy and exhausted today after a long physiotherapy session. Please continue praying for him to have more time to rest and not feel more pain! Photo of Farai

Sep 25, 2017

Another physiotherapy session for Farai today! His father George was there assisting him throughout the process. Farai says it feels good to know that there is someone helping and encouraging like his father. Thank you so much for all your prayers for Farai! Photo of Farai

Sep 22, 2017

Farai is having a good time with Chisomo from the Spiritual Department! She comes everyday to share the Word of God and chat with kids in the ward. Farai says he is encouraged with what he hears about God's greatness! "When we trust God, everything works," says Farai. Please continue praying for Farai to have an endless trust and faith in God as his leg is healing. Photo of Farai

Sep 21, 2017

Today Farai is so energetic! He is ready for his wound dressing and some turns. Farai is strong despite having the frame on his leg, and he has not complained of any pain so far. Please continue keeping Farai in your prayers! Photo of Farai

Sep 19, 2017

Farai is feeling well today after his painful physiotherapy yesterday. He is happy to see his mother who will be with him while his father went back home. Thankfully, Farai is getting better! Please continue to praying for speedy recovery! Photo of Farai

Sep 18, 2017

Farai was in physiotherapy for the first time today! He some had some difficulties since it's his first time after his surgery that he had last week. Jonathan was helping Farai as he also has the same condition. Please pray for them as they are going through this painful process together. It's a blessing to have a friend that understands and can be encouraging! Photo of Farai

Mar 14, 2013

Farai Saopa's case is complete! Learn more at http://bit.ly/10Oibvv Photo of Farai

Mar 14, 2013

Farai Saopa is in recovery at CURE Malawi. Learn more at http://bit.ly/10Oibvv Photo of Farai

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