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  • Age11
  • Conditionburn contractures
  • Next Appointment 04/15/2020

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CURE in Niger

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

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

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Mibatou's Story

On the surface, Mibatou seems just like any other 11 year old girl, but as you spend time around her, you notice that she favors using her right arm. Two years ago her life changed when she was reaching up to grab a boiling hot bowl of porridge. Sh… Read more

On the surface, Mibatou seems just like any other 11 year old girl, but as you spend time around her, you notice that she favors using her right arm. Two years ago her life changed when she was reaching up to grab a boiling hot bowl of porridge. She didn't quite manage to get a proper hold on the hot bowl and ended up spilling the porridge all over the left side of her torso. Her left shoulder and arm were immediately scalded. With no hospital near their village, Mibatou had no choice but to suffer through the long and painful process of healing after a bad burn like hers. To make matters even worse, her skin had essentially melted and shifted in ways skin should never move. She now has a flap of melted skin connecting her torso to her arm. This flap limits the movement of her shoulder and the ways she can use her arm. Mibatou and her family had given up on getting help and settled in her new, limited life. That was until one of our CURE Niger outreach teams showed up in their village. Our staff was able to share the hope of healing with Mibatou and welcomed her to come to our hospital in order to receive surgery and, ultimately, get the full use of her arm back!

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Mar 05, 2020

Mibatou is back home - her burn is healing so well that she has six weeks until her next checkup and her mother decided to take advantage of the time to see her other family members. We're sad we didn't get a chance to say goodbye, but she'll be back and we cannot wait to see her big smile again. Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to heal.

Feb 27, 2020

Earlier we asked Mibatou what she loves most about this hospital. "Friends," she answered. Pray that these friendships would help Mibatou heal and grow here at CURE Niger! Photo of Mibatou

Feb 21, 2020

Today Mibatou and the rest of the kids at the guesthouse heard the story of Jesus' birth. Earlier today she had a physical therapy session and our PT said she's doing well - part of her arm has already fully healed from the burn and the rest is coming along nicely. As she heals, it seems like her personality is coming out more and more - she's got a great sense of humor and even though she sometimes tries not to smile, she's quick to crack a grin. Photo of Mibatou

Feb 13, 2020

Early in the morning, we found Mibatou sitting with this million dollar smile on her face as she waited for her bandage change. Even though she always talks about going home, she is happy to stay a little longer until she is fully healed. Photo of Mibatou

Feb 10, 2020

It’s another afternoon arts and crafts session and Mibatou is using both hands to cut, glue, and craft another creation. Prior to surgery this would have a whole lot more difficult - no surprise she’s got the widest smile ever! Photo of Mibatou

Jan 30, 2020

Mibatou participated in our group art therapy session and, as part of it, she got some chocolates and marshmallows! Judging by her face, she had never tried a marshmallow and she wasn't too impressed. Photo of Mibatou

Jan 24, 2020

As predicted, Mibatou had her bandages changed in order to keep her infection free! Since her home is far away from CURE Niger, she's actually hanging out here in our guest house as she get's her regular bandage changes. While here, she likes to meet new people who come visit the hospital and we got this shot of her teaching a visitor the unofficial CURE Niger handshake! Please pray for her as she works towards complete healing. Photo of Mibatou

Jan 16, 2020

Just one day post op and Mibatou is already up and even has a slight smile on her face! The doctors came around while we were hanging out with her and they were pleased with how she's doing. Since she lives close to CURE Niger, they said she can go home and continue healing up from there! We'll see her again next week when she stops back in for a wound cleaning. Please continue praying for this little one. Photo of Mibatou

Jan 15, 2020

Mibatou had had her surgery! The doctors successfully released the skin restricting her hand and she is already back in the ward resting. Please be praying for her as she now starts the hard work of recovering! Photo of Mibatou

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