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

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

Monthly Giving: Be a Hero!

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 Ruth. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Ruth's Story

“My mother told me that I was not born with bowed legs but that the deformity developed as I was growing up and I hate it. I wish I could have straight legs just for once. I feel so much pain and everyone makes fun of how bent my legs are” Ruth… Read more

“My mother told me that I was not born with bowed legs but that the deformity developed as I was growing up and I hate it. I wish I could have straight legs just for once. I feel so much pain and everyone makes fun of how bent my legs are” Ruth’s confides in us. Magret, Ruth’s mother, tells us that her daughter developed bowed legs when she was just a year and three months old. “Every time I tried to seek medical help, the clinicians told me that Ruth couldn’t be assisted. I couldn't do anything but take my daughter back home and watch her suffer from this deformity,” said Magret. Malawian culture has a different perspective when a child is born with a deformity. People assume it has happened because the parents or the child has been cursed. However, Ruth’s parents did not give in to these assumptions and give up. Magret went to a local pastor who encouraged her to trust God. And in time, this pastor was able to connect her with one of our CURE Malawi mobile clinics that was taking place near their town. Magret was so excited at even the possibility of receiving help!  Ruth was seen by our CURE doctors and given a date to come for an operation! We believe that she will have a successful treatment and she will walk out our doors with straight legs. Please help us lift up Ruth and Magret as they being their healing journey!

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Mar 08, 2020

Ruth finished her exercises and she is now going home! She will be back the end of April! The physical therapy team gave Ruth strict instructions to continue her exercises while at home. Please remember her in your prayers! Photo of Ruth

Mar 06, 2020

Ruth was already up and about today and did a little physical therapy! She's not in much pain from the surgery, but she is afraid to use her leg. She is trying her best though. Please pray that she continues to be a brave girl and carry on to complete her exercises as they help speed along her recovery! Photo of Ruth

Mar 05, 2020

Ruth's operation took about four hours, but it is done! We thank God for your prayers and support while Ruth was in the OR. It was a successful procedure to straighten her right leg. She will be on bed rest up for a bit and she'll soon start physical therapy. Once she is all healed up from this operation, we'll begin work on her left leg! Photo of Ruth

Mar 04, 2020

Ruth is going to the OR Today! Please pray for her successful operation. The doctors will correct her right leg first. It's not a fun experience, but with your prayers and encouragement, we believe this young lady will make it through!  Photo of Ruth

Mar 04, 2020

Welcome Ruth! Ruth is here at CURE Malawi to get treatment for her bowed legs. Please send your prayers for Ruth as she gets ready for surgery! Photo of Ruth

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