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  • Age8
  • Conditiona bone condition
  • Currently In Hospital

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

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

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Awa's Story

“I want to go to school!” said Awa. Seeing how welcoming and dedicated is our staff was, her heart rejoiced. “I know they will fix my leg!”

Awa is a sweet, shy girl. She has a twin back home, waiting for her to return. Unfortunately… Read more

“I want to go to school!” said Awa. Seeing how welcoming and dedicated is our staff was, her heart rejoiced. “I know they will fix my leg!”

Awa is a sweet, shy girl. She has a twin back home, waiting for her to return. Unfortunately, few weeks after she was born, her mother died. Awa and her sister became orphans, and they moved in with their grandmother. Two years ago, Awa experienced intense pain in her left leg one night. Her leg became swollen and red. After few days, the inflammation receded, but they began to notice that her leg was too short. Her first and last toes were not forming correctly, and her tibia (the lower leg bone) stopped growing.

Because of the lack of money, her grandma wasn’t able to take Awa to the hospital for treatment. Awa was unable to walk around and only went places on her grandma’s back. With some help from her neighbors, who gave her some money, Awa was able to visit the local hospital. She was given a red pill to dilute it in water and soak her leg in the mixture. Unfortunately, it didn’t help much. One day, Awa’s grandma was advised to bring Awa to CURE Niger. They did not wait! They took the bus and arrived at the CURE Children's Hospital of Niger for treatment.

Please welcome Awa! We are confident that our God will enable her to pursue her dreams. Our doctors and nurses are committed to doing their best to help her. Your prayers and support are an important part of that process. Let us all serve together for a greater purpose -- bringing healing and good news to His children. What an honor and blessing!

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Apr 30, 2021

Awa is feeling at ease with our staff. Her recovery is smooth. She has overcome her shyness. That is a great step towards complete healing. God is great! Please continue to lift Awa up in prayer and keep those encouraging messages coming! Photo of Awa

Apr 22, 2021

Awa came for her first bandage change. She wasn't worried about the pain or wound. She was perfectly ok with the whole process. Such a great attitude! Continue to pray for Awa as she continues her journey with us. May God amaze her in His unique ways! Photo of Awa

Apr 15, 2021

Awa is feeling great! She has been discharged from our ward. Awa will have a bandage change, Monday morning. She stays at our guesthouse, and we are sure she will make new friends in no time. Keep Awa in your prayers, please. Photo of Awa

Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Uli did a great job! She cut the smaller bone (fibula) to stop it from growing. It will prevent complications in Awa's joints later on. She is now back in our ward, resting. She will be soon discharged. Please continue to pray for Awa! Photo of Awa

Apr 13, 2021

After two years of waiting, Awa is finally here, with us, ready to undergo surgery this morning! She can't hide her joy that her leg will be healed. Please join us in prayer for a successful operation and smooth healing. But above all, for her heart to be filled with an everlasting joy that only comes from our God! Photo of Awa

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