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

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

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Faiza's Story

"It's probably God's will," says Faiza's grandmother, Salami, to explain her cleft lip. Here at CURE Hospital we know that getting healed is also a part of God's will and we are happy to give them the opportunity to experience that as well.

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"It's probably God's will," says Faiza's grandmother, Salami, to explain her cleft lip. Here at CURE Hospital we know that getting healed is also a part of God's will and we are happy to give them the opportunity to experience that as well.

Faiza comes from a town directly east of Niamey and borders the country of Nigeria. Recently, CURE Hospital made a big outreach mission in this area and her grandmother, Salami, heard about it. She already had heard about CURE Hospital on the radio and she wanted to get more information about the surgery they could get. Faiza used to go to school but she doesn’t anymore because her cleft lip makes it hard for her to speak properly and to be understood. Because of that, she wasn’t able to learn well and her mother decided that it would be better if she stayed at home. Sadly, her parents passed away and she’s now living with her grandmother who takes care of her and her little brother as well. Faiza loves to play with her friends, they pretend to cook or to sew like grown up ladies. They also love to play “karapke”, a game with little stones they need to catch more quickly than their competitors can. We are happy to welcome you here, dear Faiza, and we are looking forward seeing you healed!

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Aug 31, 2015

Faiza has been discharged! She may come back for follow-up consultation later on. Pray for her as she’s going home and thank you for your prayers and support! Photo of Faiza

Aug 28, 2015

Faiza may leave soon! Today or during the weekend, she will say goodbye to everyone at the Case de passage! She has enjoyed her last times here with her mother and her neighbors from the guest house! Photo of Faiza

Aug 27, 2015

Faiza was taking care of Roukaya this morning. This little baby girl is the sister of Assamaou, one of our kids who is staying at our guest house with her family! She’s so cute! Photo of Faiza

Aug 26, 2015

Faiza made some iron bead craft with the other kids. It’s full of colors and she loved it! Photo of Faiza

Aug 25, 2015

Beautiful Faiza needs to wait a little longer before being able to go back home. Her palate’s healing is still not complete. Keep her in your prayers! Photo of Faiza

Aug 24, 2015

This morning, Faiza and Sakina found an awesome treasure - a kitty! He’s so cute! They were able to to take some photos with him before he got away! Photo of Faiza

Aug 21, 2015

This morning, our social worker gathered the kids to share some stories. Faiza and all the other kids were so happy for the time and got a copy of the story to take with them! Photo of Faiza

Aug 20, 2015

Faiza has made good friends here! Today, she was playing with Zouera! These two are lovely! Photo of Faiza

Aug 19, 2015

Faiza is waiting patiently for complete healing! In the meantime, she is spending time with Mourtala when we met up with her today. She has good friends at the hospital! Photo of Faiza

Aug 18, 2015

Faiza and Maryam were hanging out together this morning! The Case de passage is the place where kids find friends during their stay at the hospital and we’re happy that they can be so close! Photo of Faiza

Aug 17, 2015

Faiza is staying at the Case de passage now, but she still needs to wait a bit more before going back home. Her palate is still fragile and needs good care. We’ll enjoy our time with her while she is here! Photo of Faiza

Aug 14, 2015

Faiza moved to the Case de passage today! She needs to stay there while she recovers from her operation so the doctors can keep an eye on her. Please keep praying for her! Photo of Faiza

Aug 13, 2015

Faiza is feeling fine and her palate healing well! She had some visitors this morning. Here she is with Nana, a bright girl who came to say hi! It’s nice to have friends! Photo of Faiza

Aug 12, 2015

Faiza is doing well! She’s recovering from surgery! Everything went smoothly, but she needs to rest… Hush! Photo of Faiza

Aug 11, 2015

Do you remember Faiza, the beautiful girl who came to the hospital some months ago for a cleft lip surgery? She came back and today she’s having her palate surgery. Sometimes, kids with cleft lip also have cleft palate, so they need two different surgeries. As the first surgery went very well, we are confident for this second one! Please pray for her today! Photo of Faiza

May 14, 2015

Faiza is going back home soon! We are so happy to see her smiling with her brand new lip and can't wait till the folks back home get to see the transformation! Photo of Faiza

May 12, 2015

Hooray! Faiza doesn’t need dressings anymore! Her lip has healed well and fast! Look at this beauty! It’s awesome to see the result of her surgery! Photo of Faiza

May 11, 2015

Faiza is still here, she’s waiting for complete healing to take place before going back home. She has found good friends here too! There’s nothing like friendship to pass the time! Photo of Faiza

May 08, 2015

This morning Faiza was playing with the new kids she met at our guest house. Hanging around with new friends helps the recovery process to go quicker! Photo of Faiza

May 07, 2015

The irritating thing with having surgery for cleft lip is that during the recovery, it’s not really possible to smile because the skin may still feel very tender. We are looking forward to seeing a huge smile on Faiza’s face when that soreness subsides! Please, keep praying for her recovery! Photo of Faiza

May 06, 2015

Faiza is funny! When she saw the camera she tried striking some different poses! “Look! I can drink now!” We are glad that her lip is healing so well! Photo of Faiza

May 05, 2015

Faiza is healing well! Look at her lip, it’s so amazing to see the result! Photo of Faiza

May 04, 2015

Hello Faiza! We saw you! Look at this lovely girl! She loves to play peek a boo with our camera! Photo of Faiza

Apr 30, 2015

Faiza is doing well and recovering from the surgery! Please keep praying for her! Photo of Faiza

Apr 29, 2015

Faiza had surgery today! Dr. Issa did a good job and everything went smoothly! She is recovering right now, please pray for her! Photo of Faiza

Apr 27, 2015

Faiza is a lovely girl who likes to play with her friends. It’s hard for her to speak properly because of her cleft lip and it has even caused her to drop out of school. Her parents passed away some years ago and she lives with her grandmother who has taken care of her pretty well! We are glad to welcome Faiza to CURE Hospital and she has already made some new friends here! She will have surgery on April 29th, please pray with us that everything goes well! Photo of Faiza

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