Djamila

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  • Age6
  • Conditionburn contractures
  • Currently In Hospital
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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 Djamila. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Djamila. When you give a gift through Djamila's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Niger. Have more questions? Ask us.

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Djamila's Story

“She tells me things like, ‘Mom, you have to repair my hands so I can go to school.’ So I have no choice. I must find healing for her!” Djamila’s mother tells us with a slight chuckle in her voice as she reflects on the sassiness of her d… Read more

“She tells me things like, ‘Mom, you have to repair my hands so I can go to school.’ So I have no choice. I must find healing for her!” Djamila’s mother tells us with a slight chuckle in her voice as she reflects on the sassiness of her daughter. Djamila was burned a few years ago, right after she had learned to walk. Her family was attending a naming ceremony where the men were conversing, the women were cooking, and the children were running everywhere. Having just started walking, Djamila was one of the most uncoordinated of the children, but she did her best to keep up. Unfortunately, her little legs couldn’t move as fast as she wanted and she ended falling, hands first, into a poorly placed pot of hot cooking oil. Her hands were instantly burned. She was rushed to the nearest health center where her wounds were treated to the best of their ability, but they were not properly equipped to deal with burns of this magnitude. Djamila’s hands healed in the coming weeks, but in a way where all her fingers were essentially melted together. At the follow-up appointment, the health center told Djamila’s family that amputation was the only option for their daughter. Refusing to give up hope, Djamila’s father responded with a forceful “Absolutely not.” It wasn’t until years later that their hope was rewarded. We, here at CURE Niger, had recently completed an outreach mission in Djamila’s region of Niger where we had spent some time with the mayor. This mayor ended up visiting Djamila’s village several weeks later and, when he met Djamila, passed on the news of the healing we offer. Djamila is now here with us and, together, we are about to embark on the long journey to healing!

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Jan 09, 2018

Djamila's good friend Zeynab is back in the ward for her second surgery so Djamila spent a good part of the day over there keeping her company! Photo of Djamila

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. Djamila had a little trouble gripping the chalk to use with the personal blackboards that were distributed. She managed well though and when she's done with all her surgeries, she won't have any trouble whatsoever! Photo of Djamila

Jan 05, 2018

Djamila snuck back into the art therapist's office today and had a little play time with the teddy bear there. You can see here that she's tied it on her back like Nigerien mothers do with their babies! Photo of Djamila

Jan 04, 2018

Djamila got to spend some time with our art therapist today and her session included a little spelling lesson/fridge magnet play time! Photo of Djamila

Dec 28, 2017

We mentioned yesterday that Djamila is the face of CURE's year end campaign, well, today, we showed her. We absolutely love this little lady, her reaction, and her smiles! https://youtu.be/m_GhZ92-8SY


Dec 27, 2017

Did you all see Djamila got selected as the face of CURE's year end campaign?? https://cure.org/double/ We can't wait to show her herself! Photo of Djamila

Dec 22, 2017

Djamila got to join us at our Christmas party today! Seeing that Christians are such a minor part of the population here in Niger, Christmas really isn't celebrated or understood so we got to explain Christmas and Jesus and why we celebrate to Djamila! Photo of Djamila

Dec 21, 2017

Another week, another bandage change and wound cleaning for our Djamila! The bandages start out white, but get so dirty, so fast. She's taking everything in stride and has a great attitude! Photo of Djamila

Dec 14, 2017

Djamila had her first bandage change and wound cleaning today! You can see the one finger that the doctors were able to separate this time around. It's going to be a long process with multiple surgeries, but the life change coming about is priceless! Photo of Djamila

Dec 12, 2017

As of today, Djamila has been discharged! Since she lives pretty far away, so she'll be staying in our long term patient guesthouse right on our campus as she starts her regular wound cleanings and bandage changes. We were able to welcome her to the guesthouse by delivering a slew of get well messages from all of you! Thanks for loving this little one so well! Photo of Djamila

Dec 08, 2017

Djamila is back at the ward without showing any signs of being in pain. She sleeps a lot, but when she's awake she's goes back to her little sassy self! Photo of Djamila

Dec 07, 2017

Djamila's surgery went stunningly! The medical team has opted to attack her right hand first. They were able to carefully separate her fingers before wrapping them back up in a lovely mitten-esque bandage. Photo of Djamila

Dec 06, 2017

Djamila is at the ward getting ready for her surgery. She's all smiles, and is ready to get this started! Photo of Djamila

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