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The picture above is of CURE 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 Gambo. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for Gambo and kids like him. When you give a gift through Gambo'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.

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 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 had a small sore appear on his leg that began to pus and has since incapacitated his leg. He is unable to walk and is in near constant pain. His family brought him to their local 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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3 days ago

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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