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

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Gambo. When you give a gift through Gambo'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 Gambo. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Gambo's Story

“He is a happy boy, but no one can see it because he is afraid,” Gambo’s mother tells us sadly. We’ve been lucky to see his brief and bright flashes of joy, but, more often than not, Gambo is reserved as he has learned that the world is not… Read more

“He is a happy boy, but no one can see it because he is afraid,” Gambo’s mother tells us sadly. We’ve been lucky to see his brief and bright flashes of joy, but, more often than not, Gambo is reserved as he has learned that the world is not always filled with nice people. Just over one year ago, Gambo was burned when a he accidentally pulled a pot of hot water on himself. There are no medical facilities near where Gambo lives so his parents were left to try and treat his burns on their own. Gambo's leg did heal, but in a way where it is permanently contracted backwards. Also, during the healing process, an ulcer appear on Gambo's leg that has refused to go away, further incapacitating his leg. He is unable to walk and is in near constant pain. His family managed to make the trip to the nearest hospital seven months ago, but were told there was nothing that could be done for their son. Thankfully, a staff member at that hospital knew about us here at CURE Niger and recommended that they come see if we may be able to help. Now that Gambo is here, our staff will treat his leg and return him home standing on his own two feet and the fear inducing stigmas that have accompanied his condition dispelled!

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Sep 04, 2017

And with one last grab of the camera, Gambo is on his way! He's completed his physical therapy and has been discharged! He'll be back in a few months, but please be praying with us that he continues to be diligent with his at-home exercise and that all the healing continues as planned. Photo of Gambo

Aug 28, 2017

Ibrahim has settled into his physical therapy routine rather nicely. He's even got his physical therapy crew that are all on the same schedule! Photo of Gambo

Aug 15, 2017

Gambo didn't want to wait for his physical therapy today. He just stood at the door watching everyone else and asking when it was his turn! Photo of Gambo

Aug 08, 2017

Now that Gambo can walk, it's impossible to get away from him! He gets faster and more confident every day thanks to his physical therapy! Photo of Gambo

Aug 04, 2017

Our little man does still have a little open wound on his leg so he's back in the bandage change routine while also doing his physical therapy! Photo of Gambo

Jul 28, 2017

Gambo had a follow up appointment today. Everything has healed up rather nicely and the doctors say it's time to start physical therapy! Photo of Gambo

Jul 25, 2017

Gambo was finally wearing pants so we were able to film him walking back from chapel this morning! It's such a privilege to literally have his first steps here with us!

Jul 10, 2017

Gambo got all the bandages off his one leg today during his dressing change. The other leg is still bandaged, but it won't be long now! Photo of Gambo

Jul 03, 2017

For the first time ever, Gambo started walking today! He couldn't walk when he was burned and then his contracted leg prevented him from walking. But now that he's had his surgery, his leg is both strong and bendable enough to take a few steps! Photo of Gambo

Jun 27, 2017

Gambo and his mom got to attend a Bible lesson and small skit put on by a visiting group from the USA that demonstrated the story of Jesus' birth! Photo of Gambo

Jun 21, 2017

It's another bandage change day for Gambo. It seems like every time the bandages are getting smaller and smaller making complete healing seem closer and closer! Photo of Gambo

Jun 16, 2017

Our man had another bandage change today! He got bandages that are both smaller and more breathable which he's pretty pumped about! Photo of Gambo

Jun 13, 2017

Gambo had a rough wound cleaning and bandage change today. There were tears, but it all worked out. Photo of Gambo

Jun 09, 2017

Gambo's had a nice, relaxing week. No bandage changes, no follow up appointments. Just good old, healing time! Photo of Gambo

Jun 02, 2017

Gambo has found that the most comfortable way to rest is on his stomach so he's not moving! But the doctors do say that he's healing up nicely and he was discharged today! Photo of Gambo

Jun 01, 2017

Gambo had a rough night. Unlike his normal temperament, Gambo was all tears this morning and was running a fever. Doctor DeeDee gave him some special attention during morning rounds and made sure he got the medication he needed. He's sleeping right now and seems to be doing much better! Photo of Gambo

May 31, 2017

The skin graft went flawlessly! The doctors took skin from Gambo's right thigh and were able to apply it to his right leg where it was needed. He'll be getting regular cleaning and bandage changes in order to ensure that the skin graft takes to it's new location and the skin grows back on his thigh! Photo of Gambo

May 30, 2017

When we released the contracture, there wasn't enough skin to cover the newly exposed parts of Gambo's leg so, as his leg has been healing nicely, it's time for Gambo to get a skin graft! He's headed back into surgery, but it's a nice and straight forward procedure! Photo of Gambo

May 26, 2017

Gambo had his first bandage change today! He didn't like it too much, and is spending the rest of the day hiding in his mother's lap. Photo of Gambo

May 22, 2017

Since Gambo lives pretty far away, he's hanging out in our patient guest house as he goes through the necessary bandage changes and follow up appointments. He's still a little bit timid, but Mom snuggle time is never a bad thing! Photo of Gambo

May 19, 2017

Gambo was asleep when the doctors came through, but they gave him the go ahead to head on out of here! When we went back to say goodbye, hoping he was awake, he was already gone! We're sad to have missed him, but we'll see him next week as he starts his bandage changes!

May 18, 2017

Gambo is a little out of it still, but overall, healing up nicely. The doctors say everything is looking good and he'll most likely be able to go home tomorrow! Photo of Gambo

May 17, 2017

Gambo's surgery went stunningly! The surgical team cleaned up the wound and freed up his knee! Photo of Gambo

May 16, 2017

Gambo has been stuck not being able to walk for far too long. We are overjoyed to have this sweet face with us and to be part of getting him back on his feet! Photo of Gambo

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