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  • Next Appointment 03/16/2017
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The picture above is of CURE in Philippines. The doctors, nurses, technicians, cooks, cleaners, and administrators of CURE Philippines 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 Nathaniel. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for every procedure we provide Nathaniel and kids like him. When you give a gift through Nathaniel's CUREkids profile, your contribution is designated to an exclusive country fund for CURE's work in Philippines, and those funds can only be used for operational expenses to treat patients in Philippines. 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 Nathaniel. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Nathaniel's Story

“I want to have surgery so I can be a police officer when I grow up, so I can catch bad guys!” Nathaniel tells us.

Nathaniel is a shy but a smiley first grader, whose favorite subjects are writing and drawing. Mom Ria is chatty though, a… Read more

“I want to have surgery so I can be a police officer when I grow up, so I can catch bad guys!” Nathaniel tells us.

Nathaniel is a shy but a smiley first grader, whose favorite subjects are writing and drawing. Mom Ria is chatty though, and tells us why Nathaniel is at CURE. “Nathaniel tried to climb a malunggay tree. He grabbed a branch, and it broke, so he fell and broke his elbow. We took him for hilot (traditional massage) but it didn’t help. We were told that we needed further medical treatment. But, I’m a single mom, so finances are tight. He tells me his elbow still hurts sometimes, but he plays with it normally, unless he’s playing ball, or with something heavy, then he only uses his right arm.”

Most of our CUREkids who break their elbow from tree falls (and yes, there are many!) fall from mango trees, so we had to giggle at Nathaniel’s attempt to climb a malunggay tree. Malunggay is a leafy herb that grows in the tropics, and the trees can be tall, but the limbs are incredibly skinny. Nathaniel might be shy and quiet, but clearly has a sense of adventure! We’re looking forward to getting him back on the road, but hopefully he’ll stay away from skinny trees!

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3 days ago

It’s still chilly here, but Nathaniel was awake, out and about this morning! He participated in our morning worship session with all of the parents and patients, we’re happy to be an encouragement. We got one more “pogi pose” from him, which will have to tie us over until next month because he’s going home today! Photo of Nathaniel

4 days ago

It was cold (freezing…like 73 degrees!) today, so Nathaniel was tucked in tight, with only his cute little head sticking out, sleeping soundly! We know wide awake pictures are more fun, but we didn’t want to disturb him, hopefully tomorrow he’ll be in the mood to hang out! Photo of Nathaniel

Feb 15, 2017

Our Mr. Good-Looking is in pain today after surgery. Part of his bone was cut off so his arms can heal in the right place. Thankfully, all of that is over and Nathaniel is now back in the ward resting. Since it's rainy outside, it's a perfect time to snooze and stay in bed, which is exactly what Nathaniel is doing as he recovers. Thanks for praying! Photo of Nathaniel

Feb 14, 2017

Nathaniel is one of the "shy" CUREkids that came in to be admitted today. But when we asked for a pogi (good-looking) pose, he immediately threw the check-mark sign on, which means "I'm good looking!" He'll have surgery tomorrow and his mom Ria will be right by his side through it all. You can be, too, as you pray for a smooth surgery and recovery for Nathaniel! Photo of Nathaniel

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