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  • Conditiona tissue condition
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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 Mathias. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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Mathias's Story

“We had brought him to a hospital, but the scarring was so bad. They did not treat him and we lost hope,” Mathias’ mother admits to us. Our little man was hurt in a bicycle accident a year ago that mangled his arm. The local hospital treated … Read more

“We had brought him to a hospital, but the scarring was so bad. They did not treat him and we lost hope,” Mathias’ mother admits to us. Our little man was hurt in a bicycle accident a year ago that mangled his arm. The local hospital treated him, but his skin healed in a way that has it stretched in painful and inhibiting ways. Thankfully, some of our staff here at CURE Niger visited their village and told Mathias that we can treat his condition. Now that he is here in the hospital, we will treat his arm and send him home, uninhibited and free!

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May 24, 2017

Mathias had his appointment with the doctor today (after hanging out with his friend Faical who has been going through the whole process with him) and the doctor says he is completely healed and Mathias' time with us has come to an end! We couldn't be more excited for this little guy! Photo of Mathias

May 23, 2017

Mathias is back! He's got an appointment later this week and showed up a little early to hang out with us! Photo of Mathias

May 04, 2017

So our man had his check up and the doctors say he's healing up nicely! Mathias has gone home again with the instructions to come back in about two months time!

Apr 27, 2017

Mathias taking a midday wash down with his little water pot as it's hot and everyone is sweaty and dusty here! Photo of Mathias

Apr 25, 2017

Mathias is back with us for a little bit! He showed up early and is scheduled to check in with the doctor later this week, but, in our non doctor opinion, he is looking good! Photo of Mathias

Feb 24, 2017

Mathias got to go home today! With his bandage off, he won't need to be back for a check up for a while so there's no reason for him not to go home and finish up the process there. We can't wait to see his progress when he comes back! Photo of Mathias

Feb 20, 2017

Mathias got his bandage off today! He's enjoying getting the unfiltered air on his arm for the first time in weeks! Photo of Mathias

Feb 17, 2017

Mathias got a video get well message from the CUREU chapter at East Carolina University that we were able to show him! (We sneakily turned on our web cam to get his reaction)

Feb 16, 2017

Mathias suckered our art therapist out of a lollipop while he was waiting to get his bandage changed. He didn't even go to art therapy today!!! Photo of Mathias

Feb 15, 2017

Our man was feeling much more social today and loved getting a slew of get well messages delivered from all of you! Photo of Mathias

Feb 14, 2017

Mathias was torn today. Part of him wanted to join in on the Valentine's Day crafts the rest of us were making. The other part of him want an introverted day with no one else around. The trade off was watching from a distance. Photo of Mathias

Feb 13, 2017

Faical is off getting bandage changes so Mathias is lone ranger-ing it today, but that hardly keeps this guy from having fun! Photo of Mathias

Feb 10, 2017

Mathias and Faical are quickly becoming CURE Niger's main dynamic duo! Photo of Mathias

Feb 09, 2017

Nothing quite like a Mathias stare during chapel to leave you completely unsettled for the rest of the day! Photo of Mathias

Feb 07, 2017

Our man is a little more pensive today; taking a chill day just to hang out on the porch. Photo of Mathias

Feb 06, 2017

Mathias is still going through the routine bandage changes, but him and Faical have become pretty good friends which makes everything easier! Photo of Mathias

Feb 02, 2017

Emmanuel, one of our spiritual staff members, and Mathias got a little play time in this morning! Photo of Mathias

Feb 01, 2017

Mathias is a mama's boy through and through, although he's slowly getting comfortable enough here to branch out a little. During chapel this morning, he sat with another patient his age in a different row than his mom which is a pretty big deal for him! He also got a blue play-doh thumb courtesy of some visitors we had here to play with the kids! Photo of Mathias

Jan 31, 2017

So, if you haven't noticed, this is Mathias' photo face. When he sees us with the camera, he calls us over by shouting "photo! photo!" in our direction. When we put the camera up to our face, he always opens his eyes a little wider and leans into the lens. He's a strange, but wonderful child! Photo of Mathias

Jan 30, 2017

Mathias is back on his rotation of wound care and bandage changes. This guy has an awesome attitude and seems to be happy no matter what! Photo of Mathias

Jan 27, 2017

Our man got discharged back to our long term patient housing this morning, right after our spiritual staff spent some time praying for him! Photo of Mathias

Jan 26, 2017

Mathias went back into surgery for a quick skin graft for a little spot where things weren't healing quite as they should. It was a nice and straight forward procedure and he's sleeping the drugs off in the ward now. You could tell this wasn't his first rodeo as he was a whole lot more relaxed in the ward and his singing was putting everyone else at ease. Photo of Mathias

Jan 25, 2017

We had a little Bible story and coloring time today. Our spiritual staff shared the story of the sick man being lowered through the roof to Jesus and then Mathias and his friends colored in a coloring page of the scene. Even Mathias' mom got into it! Photo of Mathias

Jan 24, 2017

Mathias is a homebody. In a room full of games and new friends, he still just hangs out with his Mom and brother and plays with a lid ... Strange kid, but we love him! Photo of Mathias

Jan 23, 2017

Mathias spent the morning visiting one of his new friends from the guesthouse who is back in the ward for surgery today! Photo of Mathias

Jan 20, 2017

Today's lesson is don't take photos of Mathias during lunch our you'll get a tongue stuck out at you! Photo of Mathias

Jan 19, 2017

Since Mathias lives pretty far, he was discharged to our guest house today! He'll be hanging out here for a little bit as he continues to get dressing changes for his arm! Photo of Mathias

Jan 18, 2017

Mathias is healing up nicely and is back to his smiley little self! Photo of Mathias

Jan 17, 2017

Our man had a great surgery! Everything went smoothly and he's now resting up in the ward. He's a little more muted than when he first came in, but we're sure he'll be back to himself in no time! Photo of Mathias

Jan 16, 2017

Mathias made it to our hospital today with his Mom and his little brother, Joel, who will all be hanging out with us as we get this arm sorted out! Photo of Mathias

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