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

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

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Amou's Story

"If Amou does not get this surgery, she will continue to grow up in an atmosphere of rejection and this is not good for a child of God," Rabi, Amou's mother, tells us with absolute sincerity. Amou was born with a cleft lip and is the first person w… Read more

"If Amou does not get this surgery, she will continue to grow up in an atmosphere of rejection and this is not good for a child of God," Rabi, Amou's mother, tells us with absolute sincerity. Amou was born with a cleft lip and is the first person with a cleft lip to ever be born in her village. Rabi firmly believes that Amou is a gift from God, but this doesn't stop the other villagers from whispering about the possible reasons Amou was born like this. In a country where homogeneity is valued above most everything else, being born different puts Amou in a dangerous situation. Thankfully, a CURE Niger mobile clinic took place near Amou's village and a local health worker encourged Rabi to bring Amou. Our medical staff saw Amou and was able to share the hope of healing with her. Amou has now made her way to our hospital where she will indeed receive the surgery she needs to fix her lip and place her in an atmosphere not of rejection, but of love, acceptance, and hope!

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Jun 05, 2018

Amou went ahead and got herself discharged! Her lip is all healed up so she won't be needing any more cleanings or bandage changes. Her next follow up appointment won't be for a few months so there's no reason she can't go home and show off that beautiful new lip of hers! Photo of Amou

Jun 01, 2018

We're going to be having a little fashion show in a few weeks and Amou got measured today so a dress can be made for her! Photo of Amou

May 31, 2018

We're not sure if this was a smile or a growl, but we love it and we love that Amou is finally feeling comfortable enough here with us to let her stunning personality shine! Photo of Amou

May 29, 2018

Amou got her stitches out and you can still see her scar, but that'll heal up nicely! Photo of Amou

May 28, 2018

With the mustache bandage off, Amou is all giggles to start this week off! Photo of Amou

May 23, 2018

Amou had another wound cleaning today and got a nice big mustache bandage put on! It looks funny, but is one of the last steps in the healing process! Photo of Amou

May 21, 2018

Amou is doing well. She had a wound cleaning this morning and then took part in some group games and dancing! Photo of Amou

May 18, 2018

Amou got discharged this morning! She'll be staying at our patient guesthouse for a little bit so she joined in on a screening of a Christian movie in her own language! Photo of Amou

May 17, 2018

Only a day after surgery and Amou is both looking and doing great! She's spending most of the day sleeping, but we haven't seen any crying and she seems to be handling the pain like a champ! Photo of Amou

May 16, 2018

Amou's cleft lip isn't all that severe which means her surgery was a nice and quick one! The doctors cleaned up the edges of her cleft with a knife and then were able to sew the two straight edges together to reconstruct her lip. Amou is back in the ward now and should be waking up from the medication soon! Photo of Amou

May 15, 2018

Amou is a little bit shy, but her eyes betray her sweet soul and we can't wait to get to know her more as we fix up her cleft lip! Photo of Amou

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