Zeynab

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  • Age8
  • Conditionbowed legs
  • Next Appointment To be scheduled
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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 Zeynab. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Zeynab's Story

"I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up," Zeynab shyly admits to us. "I never thought I'd be anything, but a beggar." With the lack of assistance for and the ostracization of those with disabilities in Niger, it is a heartbreaking reality th… Read more

"I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up," Zeynab shyly admits to us. "I never thought I'd be anything, but a beggar." With the lack of assistance for and the ostracization of those with disabilities in Niger, it is a heartbreaking reality that many of them will never amount to anything more than begging in order to scrape by in life. Zeynab has begged in markets since her legs first began to bow out when she was around three years old. It was in one of these markets that several CURE Niger staff found her. They quickly located Zeynab's grandmother and informed them that we can treat Zeynab's condition! Zeynab has now made her way to our hospital and is ready to take her first step to a new future filled with so many possibilities!

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Jan 18, 2018

Zeynab has another follow up appointment with the doctor today and everything is looking fantastic! It'll be a few more weeks until her next follow up so she and her grandmother, Haoua, are heading home today. We'll miss her, but we can't wait to see her running around on two straight legs! Photo of Zeynab

Jan 12, 2018

The medication did it's work and Zeynab is feeling great today! The doctors have given her the AOK to be discharged back to the patient guesthouse with all her friends today. But not after she got a fun visit from Salamatou and Tante from our spiritual department! Photo of Zeynab

Jan 11, 2018

Dr Negrini spent some time with Zeynab during the morning rounds today. She's in a good amount of pain so he's upped her pain medication just a little. She should be feeling better very soon! Photo of Zeynab

Jan 10, 2018

Zeynab's surgery was a long one. It pushed four hours long, but everything came together and she's resting in the ward right now. She'll be in a little pain for a while, but our nurses are working on making her as comfortable as possible! Photo of Zeynab

Jan 09, 2018

The conversation with her grandmother has been a quick one and Zeynab is back in the ward today getting ready for surgery on her right leg! Just check out the difference between her corrected left leg and her soon to be corrected right leg! Photo of Zeynab

Jan 08, 2018

We have a long term volunteer here with us that has taken on the big task of continuing education for the kids staying in our long term patient guest house. Today they worked on their french numbers and you can see Zeynab front and center with the maroon and yellow knitted hat! Photo of Zeynab

Jan 04, 2018

Big news! Zeynab got her cast off before her doctor's appointment today! The doctor looked and it and said it's strong enough for her to keep the cast off! The conversation now begins about starting her second leg! Photo of Zeynab

Dec 27, 2017

Zeynab has a great attitude towards this whole healing process and is patient with how long it is taking. She also has a great smile which burst out again today as another patient tried to grab the camera lens as we were taking her photo! Photo of Zeynab

Dec 21, 2017

Zeynab spent her her day today enjoying the warm sunlight and coloring as her body does it's thing strengthening her leg! Photo of Zeynab

Dec 11, 2017

Zeynab spent some time in our physical therapy room today where she traded in her walker for a crutch! The crutch requires her to put more weight on her leg which will, in turn, help strengthen the bone right up! Photo of Zeynab

Dec 08, 2017

Zeynab had another check-up today. She got her cast off so the doctor can get a good look at how her leg is healing up. While he was happy with the progress, we're not quite done, so Zeynab had another cast put on. Just look how straight that left leg is compared to her right one, though! Photo of Zeynab

Sep 12, 2017

After her cast change, Zeynab opted to stay in our guest house here at CURE Niger because she lives a good distance away and has no family here in Niamey. We just need to keep an eye on her for a bit as we determine if she'll need any more adjustments or if she'll be good until her follow-up appointment in a few weeks! Please be praying for wisdom for the doctors and patience for Zeynab and her mother! Photo of Zeynab

Sep 11, 2017

Zeynab is back with us just for the day in order to get a small leg adjustment and cast change! It was scheduled last week, but we missed the memo. Our apologies for the misinformation, but we're always happy to see her smile around here! Photo of Zeynab

Sep 08, 2017

Our little Zeynab was feeling on top of her game and was discharged today! She'll finish healing up at home and we'll see her in a few weeks to check on her progress. Please continue to pray for her that the words she's heard about God during her time here will take root and she'll come back even more curious about our ultimate Healer! Photo of Zeynab

Sep 07, 2017

Only a day after surgery and Zeynab has an absolutely massive smile on her face! She's got a fair amount of healing left to do, but step one is now complete! Photo of Zeynab

Sep 06, 2017

Zeynab's surgery went exactly as planned! The doctors were able to essentially remove a triangle of her bone which allowed them to "break" her leg straight before sewing and casting her up. Zeynab is in some pain now, so your prayers for a speedy healing process are very much appreciated! Photo of Zeynab

Sep 05, 2017

After years of begging on the streets, we are PUMPED to welcome Zeynab to our hospital in order to straighten these bow legs out! Will you join us in praying for her throughout her time here? Photo of Zeynab

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