Roukaya

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  • Age3
  • 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 Roukaya. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Roukaya's Story

“Life is difficult for Roukaya since her accident,” Roukaya’s Grandmother tells as Roukaya was feeling rather timid this morning. It was an ordinary day in a village far from CURE Niger when Roukaya’s sister was preparing a meal over hot co… Read more

“Life is difficult for Roukaya since her accident,” Roukaya’s Grandmother tells as Roukaya was feeling rather timid this morning. It was an ordinary day in a village far from CURE Niger when Roukaya’s sister was preparing a meal over hot coals. All they wanted was to have a simple meal together, but things took a drastic turn for the worse when Roukaya fell into the pile of fiery hot coals, badly burning her face and hands. Not having any medical facilities in their village, Roukaya's family didn’t know what to do except allow time to pass. Roukaya's burns did eventually heal, but in scarred and disabling ways, one of which is several of her fingers are essentially melted to the palm of her hand. The way the burns on her hand have healed prevent Roukaya from fully opening or using her hand effectively.

As their family looked desperately for solutions, Roukaya’s grandmother remembered a little girl who had come here to CURE Niger with a cleft lip and returned to the village as a healed child. Daring to hope, they ventured out to find us, believing that Roukaya could be healed as well! We are so glad they have found us and we cannot wait to restore function to Roukaya's hand! She will most likely still have a difficult future ahead of her, but we will remove what physical limitations of hers we can and make sure she leaves here knowing she is indescribably loved by both us and God!

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Jul 24, 2019

Roukaya has bounced back so fast after her surgery and was discharged! Since she lives a long way away from CURE Niger, she is staying at our patient guesthouse among friends. She’s back to being herself more now that she had time for healing and rest! Photo of Roukaya

Jul 23, 2019

Roukaya's surgery went well! Our surgical staff released the burned skin that was trapping her fingers to her palm of her hand and grafted a piece of healthy skin to cover the newly exposed areas! Overall it was a nice, straight forward surgery and this little lady is resting up in the ward now. She'll be in a little discomfort over the coming days and will have to get used to her hand being trapped in a big bandage so please be praying for her! Photo of Roukaya

Jul 22, 2019

Roukaya and her grandma have made it here to CURE Niger after lots of traveling and wanting to change Roukaya’s future! We're pumped that God used a previous patient to help connect them to CURE and we can't wait to see what He has in store for them! Photo of Roukaya

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