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CURE in Niger

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

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

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Hamza's Story

“People have told us there is nothing that can be done, but we have struggled against that idea! We want Hamza to grow up strong and to live his life. We will do anything for him,” Hamza’s grandmother states, a fierce glint in her eyes. Hamza… Read more

“People have told us there is nothing that can be done, but we have struggled against that idea! We want Hamza to grow up strong and to live his life. We will do anything for him,” Hamza’s grandmother states, a fierce glint in her eyes. Hamza was born with several of his fingers fused together and while it has not affected him much in life so far, it delegates him to the sidelines of life due to the strong Nigerien stigmas against those who are different. Hamza’s family took him to a local clinic where they were referred here to us at CURE Niger. Now that Hamza is with us, our medical staff will free his fingers, sending him home with full function and freedom for the future!

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Sep 29, 2017

With one big smile, Hamza has been declared good to go! He's been discharged, but we'll be seeing him again shortly as he now begins the bandage change and wound cleaning process all over again. It's getting repetitive for this little guy, but he's so close to being done! Photo of Hamza

Sep 28, 2017

Hamza's still not entirely sure how to react to Dr. Dede, but she's taking good care of him nonetheless! Photo of Hamza

Sep 27, 2017

The surgery is done and Hamza feels no worse for the wear! He's so happy that he was joking around with one of our doctors this morning who ended up using a sharpie to give him a few little face markings that are common in her tribe. Photo of Hamza

Sep 26, 2017

With one hand officially declared done, it's time to finish up the other one! Hamza is back in the ward and heading into surgery today. Let's keep him in our prayers! Photo of Hamza

Sep 18, 2017

It's another week, another physical therapy session, and a cast change. In order to save time, the parents take off little casts using a bucket of warm water. Hamza spent the whole time repeating "ruwa zahi" meaning "the water is hot" and laughing! Please keep praying for Hamza's healing journey! Photo of Hamza

Sep 12, 2017

Hamza got his cast off today and did a little exploring around the physical therapy room as he waited to get a new one on! Photo of Hamza

Sep 06, 2017

Hamza had his bandages removed and replaced with a cast in order to stretch out his fingers a little bit while also to stop him from getting in there and messing with what the doctors have done! It doesn't seem to bother this happy guy all that much! Photo of Hamza

Sep 01, 2017

Hamza had yet another bandage change today. The bandage got a little smaller and even included a hole for Hamza's thumb which will allow him to grab things and get into even more trouble! Photo of Hamza

Aug 28, 2017

Hamza had a bandage change today. While waiting, he managed to escape his grandmother and ran over to our office. Before returning him, we took the opportunity to read him a few of your get well messages! Photo of Hamza

Aug 17, 2017

Hamza swung by early today and joined our staff for their daily chapel service and prayer! Photo of Hamza

Aug 15, 2017

Hamza stopped back in for his first post-op bandage change and got in a little play with his friend Gambo! At CURE, play time is important to the healing process too! Photo of Hamza

Aug 11, 2017

Our little man's personality is back with those mischievous eyes! He's been discharged today, but the hard work starts now. He'll be back multiple times a week for constant bandage changes and wound dressings. If Hamza doesn't receive the proper after care, the whole surgery could be rendered useless. Thankfully, he's got a responsible and loving Grandmother who we know will have him back for his appointments! Photo of Hamza

Aug 11, 2017

It breaks our heart to see Hamza in pain, but we know it's all for healing. Please be praying that he recovers quickly and is back to his joyful self soon! Photo of Hamza

Aug 09, 2017

Hamza is back with us for round four! His finish line of having ten fully independent fingers is finally within sight and he is so ready to get this done. Please be praying for this surgery and that he'll stay strong through it all! Photo of Hamza

Aug 02, 2017

Our little man stopped by today and got his bandages off. He was pretty intent about also taking his shirt off too! Photo of Hamza

Jul 10, 2017

Hamza stopped by for another bandage change today and our hearts just melt every time he leave us! Photo of Hamza

Jun 29, 2017

Hamza gets to go home today and he could not be happier! We'll start with his wound cleanings and bandage changes next week. Photo of Hamza

Jun 28, 2017

Hamza is still a little sore from his surgery, but he's spending the day resting up and we're positive he'll be back to his silly self soon enough! Photo of Hamza

Jun 27, 2017

The skin graft was a piece of cake for this little guy! A small swatch of skin was taken from Hamza's upper forearm and used to cover up the newly exposed finger areas that were previously joined together. Please pray that the skin graft will heal well! Photo of Hamza

Jun 26, 2017

Hamza is in the ward again, this time for a skin graft for his left hand. Having been into the operating room a couple times already, he hasn't got a fear in the world! Photo of Hamza

Jun 20, 2017

Hamza is back and this time he got that cast off his right hand! Things are looking good for this little guy! Photo of Hamza

Jun 16, 2017

Hamza stopped by for some physical therapy for his previously operated on hand, but was too enthralled with the air conditioner to pay us much attention! Photo of Hamza

Jun 12, 2017

Hamza is healing up nicely and already running around! The doctors took a look at him and deemed him healthy enough to head on home. We'll be seeing this little guy again shortly for his bandage changes and wound cleanings! Photo of Hamza

Jun 09, 2017

Hamza's surgery was a success! The doctors successfully split his conjoined fingers into their separate entities and our man is resting up now! Photo of Hamza

Jun 08, 2017

Hamza is back with us! His right hand now has five separate fingers and it's time to start on the left! Photo of Hamza

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