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  • Age9
  • Condition cleft lip
  • Currently In Hospital

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The CURE Hospital in Niger

The picture above is of the CURE hospital in Niger. The doctors, nurses, technicians, cooks, cleaners, and administrators of CURE Niger 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 Salé. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for every procedure we provide Salé and kids like him. When you give a gift through Salé's CUREkids profile, your contribution is designated to an exclusive country fund for CURE's work in Niger, and those funds can only be used for operational expenses to treat patients in Niger. Have more questions? Ask us.

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Salé's Story

“You are different.” Sani has heard these words so many times. He was born with cleft lip, and it’s been really hard for him. He doesn’t have many friends, and sometimes, people don’t even want to eat with him. Sani’s parents were divorced … Read more

“You are different.” Sani has heard these words so many times. He was born with cleft lip, and it’s been really hard for him. He doesn’t have many friends, and sometimes, people don’t even want to eat with him. Sani’s parents were divorced several years ago, and he lives with his uncle and sees his parents occasionally. Sani doesn’t attend school, because he has had some speech troubles. But he's a committed and devout young man and prays every day. His parents didn’t think that his lip could be fixed, until one of his relatives, also born with with cleft lip, had been operated on by one of our NGO partners. That was when they heard about CURE Hospital and came to an outreach mission in their town. We are touched by Sani’s story and hope this surgery will change his life, and that he will finally be accepted by others. We are glad to welcome him here and we are looking forward to seeing the change in his life!

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Sale is leaving today! His lip has healed beautifully! It’s such an encouragement to see the result of this type of surgery! Thanks for your prayers! Photo of Salé

May 29, 2015

Sale is still in the kids ward where he will stay for the weekend. His lip is healing well! We are looking forward to seeing that smile once the bandages come off! Photo of Salé

May 27, 2015

Salé is doing great! His lip is healing well, and if everything keeps going that way, he will be able to go back home at the end of next week. So, please keep him in your prayers!

May 26, 2015

Sale is doing well! He’s still need to stay in the kid’s ward and wait until his cleft lip is completely healed. He will stay about one more week with us! You’re looking good Sale! Photo of Salé

May 25, 2015

Sale just finished eating when we saw him this morning. It’s always impressive to see kids recovering from cleft lip surgery, they can’t smile quite yet but they still look impressive. His spirits are up and his lip is healing well, please keep praying for him! Photo of Salé

May 22, 2015

Salé is recovering from surgery today. He’s fine but he still needs some rest and will be with us during the weekend. Bonne guérison! Photo of Salé

May 21, 2015

Sale had surgery today. Everything went well and he’s now recovering! Please keep those prayers coming for him. He'll have some swelling, but we hope the pain is minimal...we'll update you more tomorrow! Photo of Salé

May 18, 2015

This shy guy arrived at the hospital a few days ago, and already he has found friends here who can relate to his experience! We are so happy to welcome him here, and perhaps it's just a matter of time before that shyness wears off completely. He will have surgery this week, so please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Salé

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