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The picture above is of CURE in Philippines. Everyone who serves with CURE in Philippines, 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 Christian. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Christian. When you give a gift through Christian's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like 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 Christian. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Christian's Story

“Christian runs fast and plays basketball like any normal child. Unfortunately, he gets bullied by people as they mock the way the moves. He often gets into fights because of that. And at times, he goes home and cries. So when we heard that we ha… Read more

“Christian runs fast and plays basketball like any normal child. Unfortunately, he gets bullied by people as they mock the way the moves. He often gets into fights because of that. And at times, he goes home and cries. So when we heard that we have options for surgery, we looked into it. The first one was at a local hospital and we didn’t know if we can afford it. Next option was here at Tebow CURE where it’s affordable. Even though Christian can do anything on his feet despite of having clubfoot, like any parent, we want the best for our children, so we decided to push through with surgery,” shares Christian’s mom Cresencia.

“Christian is so dear to me and I like that he’s really loving. I am excited to see his future,” says Christian’s dad Daniel. Like his dad, Christian is quiet and barely says a word but he told us a little bit about himself as we got to know him and his family. “I am in 6th grade but I’m currently excused at school, so I can have surgery. My favorite subject is English,” says Christian. “He’s not able to join extracurricular activities at school because he’s very shy. I think he’s ashamed of his clubfoot and is afraid that he may not be included in other activities,” adds Cresencia.

Although Christian is having a tough time with his peers, we are happy to see that he has incredible family support as they hope that Christian “finishes school so he can find a good job someday.” Even though Christian doesn’t say much, he didn’t forget to let us know that he’s “excited to have surgery!” We are too! With your help, we pray that God continues to show His love to Christian and his family as we serve their medical needs here at Tebow CURE!

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Jun 14, 2018

"We got a free Bible! Thank you so much!" Cresencia tells us with excitement. She packed their most precious gift in her bag as Christian got discharged today. We pray that when they feel discouraged throughout this healing, they will remember that they have the access to God's word, which has all the encouragement that they need to keep going. And just like that, the ward is empty once again but we know that Cresencia, Daniel, and Christian's hearts are full as they go home today! Photo of Christian

Jun 13, 2018

We walked into the ward today only to find out that it was empty! We knew one place where the kids could possibly be, and there they were having a playroom party! As Christian sat comfortably surrounded by pillows, he said more words than we had heard from him before as he cheered on his buddies. “Don’t go the wrong way! Keep going! You’re almost there!” We’re glad to see that Christian is making friends here at the hospital! And we’ll be sure to encourage Christian with those same words as he goes through this healing process! Photo of Christian

Jun 12, 2018

It’s Independence Day today in the Philippines, but that doesn’t mean our surgical staff had the day off! Christian had surgery today to correct his clubfeet. First, the nurses cleaned his feet with bright orange soap to kill any germs, then Dr. Jun made a few small cuts in Christian’s feet. He moved the tendons from one spot to another, and sewed them in place with purple thread so they'll heal in their new spot. Christian’s tendons will gently pull his feet in the right direction, allowing him to stand on flat feet at last! Photo of Christian

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