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

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

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Kristine's Story

“I’m currently in 5th grade and I like to play “house” and toys with my friends. When I grow up, I want to work hard to become a doctor so I can help other people,” says Kristine as one of her hopes for the future.

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“I’m currently in 5th grade and I like to play “house” and toys with my friends. When I grow up, I want to work hard to become a doctor so I can help other people,” says Kristine as one of her hopes for the future.

Kristine got her heart to help others from her mom, Gina, who cooks for kids who need nutritious foods in school because of malnutrition. One of those children is Kristine as Gina affirms that she “loves to eat vegetables!” But even though Kristine takes in all the nutrition from the meals her mom makes, it takes her awhile to eat because of the burn contracture from her mouth to her neck.

”When she was eight months old, a gas lamp accidentally poured onto the rug where Kristine had started to crawl. I didn’t hear anything because she didn’t cry. I woke up to her face looking so dark. So we ran her into several local hospitals and we were told that it was a 3rd degree burn. She was treated but Kristine didn’t really get surgery until she was five years old when her skin started to contract. We were told that this treatment was in stages because her skin is still growing. Then, we weren’t able to go back since the local doctors already moved forward,” Gina shared with us a glimpse of their story.

Four years later, Kristine and her parents—Gina & Alex— found hope and another opportunity for Kristine to get treated when they came to visit our mobile clinic in Tagum City. “We are so happy that Tebow CURE gave us this chance for a follow-up treatment,” expressed Gina and Alex.

Thanks to your continuous support, we are able to provide sustainable medical treatment for Kristine as we show them God’s love at work here in the Philippines!

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Apr 24, 2019

We saw Kristine’s bed empty this morning, and thought that we missed her discharge. But, then we noticed that she traded in her nice spot by the window for the one next to it, which has a better view of the TV! After being in the hospital for a few weeks, she was ready for a change of scenery, which will change again today when she goes home! Nurse Shiela gave discharge instructions to Gina, who will continue to treat Kristine at home. We’ll see her back in a few weeks, please pray against any complications in her healing! Photo of Kristine

Apr 23, 2019

Kristine had a great time healing back home and was excited to be back in the ward again! This time, she got a spot right next to the window. Kristine spent the morning catching up on Get Well messages and hearing child mentor Ella share about a girl who was raised by Jesus from the dead in Luke 8! Please pray for Kristine as she goes down to the OR again today for another dressing change. Pray that she holds on to the truth that if God can raise a dead girl to life, He can heal his wounds in time! Photo of Kristine

Apr 17, 2019

“Father Jesus, I hope that the wounds in my body will be healed, help me with the wounds on my hand and wounds on my leg and neck. Father Jesus, I hope also to be able to buy a tablet one day,” writes Kristine on her journal page. Kristine’s childlike prayer inspires us as we continue to pray for her healing even if she’s going home today. Please pray against any infection as she comes back for a follow-up on Monday! Photo of Kristine

Apr 16, 2019

We are so happy to see Kristine sitting up in a chair today! Gina told us that she's even walking to the bathroom with assistance. That's good news! Yesterday's dressing change didn't happen because she ate a snack before going in. So she's working a lot harder to be patient and not eat until after the OR visit. It's a good thing that child mentor Ella is around for good distraction from food and shared with her an interactive story of the blind beggar just like what is in her workbook. After the blind beggar was healed, he couldn't wait to share his story for others to hear about Jesus. We hope that Kristine does the same after she heals! https://youtu.be/txnJ7aWfFZs


Apr 15, 2019

It was a relaxing weekend for Kristine. She showed us the artwork that she finished over the weekend. She’s still staying in bed, working on her breathing exercises, and smiling a lot more today. The swelling has gone down, but she’s going for a quick trip in the OR for a dressing change today. This step will be painful, so we pray that she bounces back quickly as she continues to recover! Photo of Kristine

Apr 12, 2019

Kristine is feeling better today and is able to move a little! She's excited to feel better, coloring and listening to an encouragement from God's word. She filled in colors from a sketch drawing on Acts 3, where Peter healed a blind beggar in the name of Jesus. So we encouraged her that Jesus will do the same to her as long as she puts her faith in Him. There's still many pages to be filled in with colors in Kristine's book, hopefully that will keep her occupied over the weekend! Please pray for her wounds to become healed quickly just as the blind beggar was able to get up quick! Photo of Kristine

Apr 11, 2019

Even though recovery is painful and hard for Kristine, she still managed to get a full night's sleep. So during the her hours awake, nurse Kris delivered her Get Well messages to let her know that there are so many of you praying for her! "We are comfortable here and are very thankful," Gina told us. Thank you for allowing us to bring healing to Kristine's life. We not only get to provide a comfortable environment for her to heal but also get to share the great Comforter of our lives—Jesus! Photo of Kristine

Apr 10, 2019

Kristine was the first surgery this morning! The past few days have been a whirlwind for her! We are blessed to have Dr. Andrew visiting, he specializes in plastic surgery and can navigate the difficult task of releasing Kristine’s burn contractures. Once her healing is complete, she’ll be a new person, with a new smile and a new look on life! Kristine will always have some scars that will be reminders of what happened, but they will also serve as a testimony to God’s goodness and healing! The next few days will be really difficult for her, please pray with us as she recovers from surgery. Photo of Kristine

Apr 09, 2019

During admission, our kids get a book where they get to process their healing journey by expressing how they feel through drawing and reading Scriptures for encouragement. The first page asks, “How are you feeling today?” Kristine told us that she’s happy to be here and went on to draw a happy face on the first page. https://youtu.be/rGtTG9XjX2Y


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