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

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Abdou's Story

"I get very excited 'til I feel as if I'm about to explode when I think about getting surgery. Everything will change!", says Abdou.
Abdou is a 10-year old that is all over the place. He loves to run around and play soccer. However, his life … Read more

"I get very excited 'til I feel as if I'm about to explode when I think about getting surgery. Everything will change!", says Abdou.
Abdou is a 10-year old that is all over the place. He loves to run around and play soccer. However, his life is harder than most kid's because he was born with deformed feet. "When he was born, both his feet were stuck to his legs. It got me thinking what had I done to deserve this and, if I did not deserve it, then why me," Haoua, Abdou's mother, tells us recalling the first time she saw Abdou. As Abdou grew, so did his challenges. Without having feet that stick out in front of him, Abdou struggles with his balance. He cannot lift heavy objects as they will pull him forward and even young children can knock Abdoul off balance, sending him sprawling to the ground. Abdou and his family are from a remote village and because of this they did not have access to any medical care where Abdoul could be seen. Two years ago though, their lives were turned upside down when they were forced to flee their village due to an ongoing war between a terrorist organization called Boko Haram and the Nigerien government. They ended up in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp - a refugee camp for people who are fleeing violence while still within their own country. While being forced to flee your home and living in an IDP camp is never something someone wants, in this case, God has used it for good. These IDP camps have brought people together from all over the countryside that we here at CURE Niger may never have been able to reach due to the remoteness of some of the villages, villages like Abdou's. CURE Niger currently has a staff member working in these camps with the sole responsibility of identifying potential patients and it is through this staff member that Abdou first learned about CURE. After establishing that we can indeed help Abdou, arrangements were made for Abdou and Haoua to come to our hospital in Niger's capital city where we'll treat his condition and send him home standing firmly on his own two feet!

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Mar 18, 2019

Abdou got a bandage change today and, this time, it did not hurt! His wound is healing well so the nurses just cleaned it and changed his bandage. He has not been moving a lot so that has helped with the healing. Pray for him as he continues to heal that he will be patient to the end. Photo of Abdou

Mar 14, 2019

Abdou is going back into surgery today for a little follow up procedure. It turns out with all his running around and playing in the sand, he's stressed his surgical wound and ripped a few stitches as well as, somehow, gotten some sand up his cast. The doctors had a strict talk with him this morning that he needs to slow down and do his best to keep everything clean or it's going to slow down his healing process. Photo of Abdou

Mar 12, 2019

After our coloring/Bible story time today, we got to sing a song. Abdou loved the loud parts so he would wait for them and then give it 100%! Abdou is doing well and he now puts all his energy is things like singing and shouting since he can't run around for the time being. Please pray for a speedy recovery so that we may soon be able to see him run around like he used to! Photo of Abdou

Mar 04, 2019

Abdou had a wonderful weekend. He says that it was long because we were not there, but he is happy we are here now! Abdou went to art therapy today where he got to join our art therapist in coloring huge sheets of coloring pages. Everything is going well for him but he has a hard time walking with his walker because he feels like he can go faster and his walker is slowing him down. Please pray so that he may have the patience to endure each step of the process! Photo of Abdou

Mar 01, 2019

Abdou has always been energetic and running around, but since he now has a heavy cast, he can't play like he used to. So today we sat down and just chatted with him. He says everything is ok and he feels great except for the fact that he cannot run around. It was good to have some time with him and just chat about life and random things. Please continue to pray for him and for a speedy recovery. Photo of Abdou

Feb 22, 2019

Abdou had a rough morning today. The nurses took his cast off so they could give him a bandage change. In the morning complained that his foot hurt. It hurt so bad, he started crying. The nurses ended up giving him some local anesthesia so they could perform the bandage change. Since then, he has been sleeping, but will be discharged as soon as he wakes up. He's going to be staying at the longterm patient guesthouse. Ema from our spiritual staff prayed for Abdou's foot this morning and gave him some advice saying that he should eat to keep his body strong as Abdou has not been eating well since after his surgery. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Abdou

Feb 21, 2019

First day post op and Abdou is claiming he has no pain whatsoever which is incredible! We're pretty sure he's not just putting on a tough face either, because he's his playful and fun self. It takes most kids a day or two to get back to themselves after surgery, but Abdou isn't most kids! In other news, our art therapist hooked Abdou up with some crayons and a Christian coloring book that he's been going to town on! Photo of Abdou

Feb 20, 2019

Abdou has had his surgery! When he was in surgery the doctors separated the top of his foot that was stuck to his leg and pulled it out so that they could make his foot stick out straight like a normal foot. As they did this, they noticed that, due to his condition, some of his tendons where shorter then they needed to be in order to support the new orientation. The doctors cut these tendons in order to lengthen them and then sewed them back together. All in all, it was a rather involved surgery, but everything went well and Abdou is resting up in the ward! Photo of Abdou

Feb 19, 2019

Abdou has finally made it here to CURE Niger where he will receive treatment for his feet! You can see in the video that he's pretty good at walking with them, but he struggles with balance and his feet/legs can start to hurt pretty bad after he's walked long distances. We can't wait to get started and see what the future holds for Abdou!


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