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

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

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Jake's Story

“I have prayed for so long that God would send people our way to help my son's condition,” Maris, Jake’s mother tells us.

Jake is young boy with an old soul. He loves to play just like kids his age, but when he gets chatty, he is full… Read more

“I have prayed for so long that God would send people our way to help my son's condition,” Maris, Jake’s mother tells us.

Jake is young boy with an old soul. He loves to play just like kids his age, but when he gets chatty, he is full of wisdom as though you are talking to an adult! Jake is the first child of Maris and Roque and he was born with clubbed feet. “I was surprised when Jake was born with clubbed feet. His younger brother, Aivhan, also has the same condition. I had a lot of questions as to why they were born that way. Some told me I might have been craving for crabs while I was pregnant and it affected the appearance of my babies. I even thought to myself that this might be God’s punishment for my sins,” Maris tells us. Since it was not the norm to seek medical treatment in their community, Maris and Roque resorted to take the matters in their own hands. “I would massage their feet everyday and rub my saliva on it until they were toddlers for the hopes that it will help correct their feet. Even then, Jake’s feet remained clubbed,” Maris recounts their struggles and experiences.

Living with clubfoot has been a challenge for Jake. “We transferred schools because they have been picked on because of their condition,” Maris shares. But despite all of this, Jake doesn’t let the treatment of other people get the best of him. “Whenever they bully me, I just don’t mind them. I want to get treated already so they will stop,” Jakes shares. “He is a very sweet boy. He would always get so concerned with me and ask me how I am doing every time,” Maris tells us with pride. Thankfully, Maris’ prayer was answered when they were referred to Tebow CURE by International Care Ministries, one of our partner organizations.

Jake dreams to become a pilot someday but for now, we are happy that his dream of getting treated will finally happen as he starts his healing journey with us at Tebow CURE!

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Mar 12, 2020

Good news! Jake is feeling much better today! His spirits were all the more uplifted knowing that people like you are praying and supporting him in his journey! Jake got to read your get well messages with Storyteller Hope Kim and wanted to say “thank you!” He will be staying in the guest house provided by our partners Seeds of Dignity before going on a 16-hour bus trip going home. Please pray for their safe trip! Photo of Jake

Mar 11, 2020

Jake has had a rough day today because of the pain and discomfort he has been feeling after surgery. “I was not able to sleep well last night,” he told us while sobbing. Nurse Meja split the cast on his right leg in half to help release the pressure from the post-op swelling. On the brighter side, we celebrated Mommy Maris’ birthday today and Jake helped himself with a serving of cake and ice cream! Even though they didn’t get to spend it with family back home, Maris is more than thankful telling us that “[her] birthday present is [her] sons’ healing.” Photo of Jake

Mar 10, 2020

Jake is down in the OR today! Doctor Jun and Doctor Ulrike worked together in doing some tendon lengthening and transfers to correct his feet. They finished up by putting Jake’s legs in casts to keep them in place as he heals. Maris was relieved to see Jake in the recovery room. “I see two mamas!” he told us while half awake in his sleepy voice. He then continued by saying “I thank God that my surgery is finally done.” We thank all of you as well for praying. Jake is now back in his room resting! Photo of Jake

Mar 09, 2020

Meet Jake! We met him during one of our clinics in the hospital last January where he started his weekly casting with his brother Aivhan. After lots of cast changes and waiting, he is finally ready for surgery! Jake loves memorizing bible verses and his favorite one is from Psalm 23:1 that says, “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.” Please pray that Jake’s family will experience the sufficiency of God’s peace and comfort as he goes down the OR tomorrow! Photo of Jake

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