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

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

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Kelsi's Story

“When I grow up, I want to… grow up!” says Kelsi.

Kelsi is sweet and loves to play with her big sister and friend—Frea. Though she wants to grow up soon, her mom Angelle thinks that Kelsi will always be her baby. “I will support wh… Read more

“When I grow up, I want to… grow up!” says Kelsi.

Kelsi is sweet and loves to play with her big sister and friend—Frea. Though she wants to grow up soon, her mom Angelle thinks that Kelsi will always be her baby. “I will support whatever ambition Kelsi wants to do in the future. But for now, I want her to not be bullied as she goes to school. She wasn't bullied, but since she recently started school, her extra thumb has become a highlight to other kids and parents. I don’t want to draw that kind of attention to my child,” says Angelle.

Now that Kelsi is in school, Angelle sees the urgency of having the extra thumb removed for better functionality on her right hand. “Kelsi is right handed, so she has a hard time holding on to a pencil or using a crayon without breaking it. As a full-time mom, I look out for my kids and make sure that they are well-taken care of. I was surprised to see Kelsi born with polydactyly, so we got it checked by a local doctor when she was five months old and we didn’t really get any further recommendation for treatment. And it wasn’t until I saw Tebow CURE on Facebook that I found out that there’s treatment for Kelsi,” adds Angelle.

Though Kelsi’s surgery may seem like a small procedure, we are still privileged to be able to give the right treatment that Angelle had always desired for her daughter. Because of your help, we are easily accessible to provide surgery for kids like Kelsi! Thank you for supporting CURE Philippines!

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Jul 29, 2019

Today is a happy day for Kelsi as she got to hang out in the playroom with other kids and finally had her cast removed! Doctor Rayray checked her thumb and told us that her stitch is healing up well! Mommy Angelle was taught some exercises to help with the mobility of Kelsi’s thumb during their physical therapy exercises. Although she's still feeling a little bit of discomfort, this brave young woman finished her exercises without tearing up! Kelsi will be back in a month for her follow-up check up! Please continue praying for her recovery! Photo of Kelsi

Jul 08, 2019

"I can't believe people are still sending messages even though we are at home!" Angelle told us during their follow-up visit today. We delivered Kelsi's recent get-well messages while waiting for her turn in clinic. When she was called, we saw how beautiful her thumb has healed and we were all impressed at the amazing job that Dr. Shelley did! She will have a thumb cast for a couple of weeks in order to keep it stable until it's fully healed! We couldn't have done this without your help, so we thank you for all of your support. And please don't hesitate to keep sending your messages our way! Photo of Kelsi

Jun 27, 2019

“She hasn’t complained about being in pain at all. The dextrose drip bothered her more than her hand!” Angelle told us this morning as Kelsi relaxed in her room. We had a handful of Get Well messages to share with her, and showed Angelle how to find Kelsi’s CUREkids profile, so they could continue to read them once they go home. That short trip happens today, because Kelsi has been discharged! But, please feel free to keep sending encouraging Get Wells, they’ll be watching for them! Photo of Kelsi

Jun 26, 2019

Kelsi rolled on into the operating room this morning like she owned the place, her chill attitude is beyond adorable! Dr. Shelley was able to remove her extra thumb quickly, and even though she’ll have a small scar as a reminder of her surgery as she grows, Dr. Shelley expressed her hope that “she’ll never remember this.” We hope that what she does remember is all the care and attention she has been given here at the hospital, and the everlasting impact that your prayers and support will have on her life! Photo of Kelsi

Jun 25, 2019

Most three year olds are pretty shy and tentative towards our staff, but not Kelsi! She was quick to show Nurse Christian not only the finger that she’ll have surgery on, but also her brand new bling, a shiny hospital bracelet! She’s super friendly and interactive, we’re hoping her sweet temperament stays this calm as she faces surgery tomorrow! Angelle tells us she’s “excited and nervous”, please pray for calm nerves for everyone involved! Photo of Kelsi

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