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

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

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Joel's Story

“The day my son Joel got burnt, I was so hopeless that he will make a thorough life.” Joel’s mother, Saraia.

Hot cooking oil burned Joel. His mother was in the house cleaning up while Joel was at the neighbor’s house. Joel was one y… Read more

“The day my son Joel got burnt, I was so hopeless that he will make a thorough life.” Joel’s mother, Saraia.

Hot cooking oil burned Joel. His mother was in the house cleaning up while Joel was at the neighbor’s house. Joel was one year old when he got burned, and he was taken to a nearby hospital for help. “I had to go to another hospital to get my son treated because of the doctors at the first the hospital. (They) told me that it was worse and the burns needed a bigger hospital. I was so hopeless that the next hospital will welcome me,” Saraia said. "We live in Mozambique and where we live, sometimes it is very hard to travel fast to get to the hospital. Thankfully, we got at a clinic in time and Joel was treated." The burns that Joel sustained resulted in failure to use his left arm effectively. Part of his head was burned too.

Joel has been to CURE Malawi before but was not admitted. The doctors found out that he had low blood counts, therefore, he was encouraged to go back home for a month with the provision of a good diet to help with his blood levels. Now Joel will have an operation to release the contracture on his arm.

“The first time I came here seeking help, I knew this was the right place for my son. I came here after being seen (on clinic). I did not know CURE hospital up until I came (to clinic),” Saraia said, and we are so happy that she has come all this way. “I love how my faith will be growing here with the devotion that I found CURE people doing. I will learn new songs that I will teach my friends when I get back!"

Joel will have his operation this week. The doctors are reviewing the x-rays and making plans for Joel. Help us in praying that his operation will go smoothly and that Joel will have a quick recovery!

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Aug 21, 2019

Joel had a successful operation! Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Joel will be here for about a week for our physical therapy team to monitor him. They'll also most likely make him a splint that will help him to keep his arm straight. please continue praying for Joel! Photo of Joel

Aug 19, 2019

"I personally have encountered the love that most patients, like my son Joel, need in so many hospitals. CURE has really shown us so much love, care and respect. What I have seen and learn at CURE, I will always remember," Suraia sharing with us about the few weeks she has been here at CURE Malawi. Joel will have his wound check tomorrow in OR. The doctors said with how Joel has been over the weekend, they expect to find nothing but good things tomorrow! Thank you so much for the support you all are taking part in Joel's life with prayers and encouragement. Please join us in prayers as Joel will be undergoing a would inspection. Photo of Joel

Aug 14, 2019

Joel's operation was successful! Today, he was not as happy because of some residual pain, but the nurses hooked him up with some pain meds and he'll be feeling much better soon. We tried to raise his spirits a little by giving him a balloon to play with in order to take his mind off his arm. Please continue to pray for Joel! Photo of Joel

Aug 13, 2019

Welcome Joel! Joel comes from Mozambique with his mother Saraia. Over the last few months, Saraia has been looking for treatment for Joel but could not find any help. After Joel had his wounds dressed from the burns he sustained, his left arm contracted. After being seen elsewhere, Joel was then seen by CURE Malawi doctors at a clinic and booked for an operation. Joel will have his operation today and our doctors will release the contracture. Please help to pray for and encourage Joel and his mother Saraia as they are here at CURE Malawi! Photo of Joel

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