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Photo of Aster and Chaina and Bekelech Aster and Chaina and Bekelech from Ethiopia

A 7 year old girl with bowed legs.

“When I grow up I want to be a teacher,” says Chaina, the trio's unofficial spokesperson.

Chaina (6) is the middle child of these three sibli…



Photo of Petronella Petronella from Zambia

A 7 year old girl with bowed legs.

"I have five kids, Petronella is the fourth," Annie tells us, "she is seven years old, but she looks too young for her age. Her friends tease her for tha…



Photo of Tolossa Tolossa from Ethiopia

A 12 year old boy with bowed legs.

Tolossa has a bowled leg, because of it walking and playing with his friends is hard. The surgery that he is going to have is going to help his leg to be…



Photo of Sharleen Sharleen from Kenya

A 7 year old girl with bowed legs.

“When Shirleen was born she weighed 2.5 Kilograms, she was a healthy child and very active. She started gaining weight when she was six months old. We …



Photo of Janna Janna from Philippines

A 13 year old girl with bowed legs.

“When I grow up, I want to be a police woman!” - Janna.

Janna and her twin sister Jea share a lot of things. They have the same mischievous gr…



Photo of Jea Jea from Philippines

A 13 year old girl with bowed legs.

“After having a son, I was so excited to have twin girls!” - Jea’s mom Juliet.

Juliet was “doubly blessed” after having son Jasser when …



Photo of Solomon Solomon from Ethiopia

A 8 year old boy with bowed legs.

“I came to the hospital and everyone was so kind, and the moment the doctors told me there is healing for my son, that makes me really happy!” Says F…



Photo of Medina Medina from Ethiopia

A 19 year old girl with bowed legs.

Medina traveled for a day to get to CURE. She comes from a place called Woldia, and she has been to other hospitals seeking help for her bowed leg. At on…



Photo of Pamela Pamela from Kenya

A 4 year old girl with bowed legs.

“She was my surprise,” Grace told us. Grace is Pamela’s mama, and she’s a delightful woman. Grace is a mama to six kids, and Pamela is her caboos…



Photo of Rosemary Rosemary from Zambia

A 8 year old girl with bowed legs.

"We came here early last year and she had an operation on the right leg. She has gotten so much better since then, she is no longer discriminated against…



Photo of Princess Princess from Philippines

A 8 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Princess’ mom left shortly after she was born. She has a new family now, and we don’t have any contact with her. Princess’ dad is a fisherman an…



Photo of Hooke Hooke from Malawi

A 6 year old boy with bowed legs.

“Hook is the second born of three children. He is a lovely boy that the good Lord blessed me with. He is very intelligent and I thank heaven for that. …



Photo of Margret Margret from Malawi

A 11 year old girl with bowed legs.

“One thing that I really want is to have straight legs, to be able to walk without pain and being talked by others about my condition, to live a normal…



Photo of Danica Danica from Philippines

A 3 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Danica has a tiny mole on her cheek. If there’s a picture of them, and they’re wearing the same outfit, sometimes it’s hard to tell who is who. …



Photo of Safia Safia from Niger

A 13 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Our neighbors do not say anything, but they are always watching, staring, and sometimes laughing,” Safia’s mother tells us. When she was only five…



Photo of Abdurezak Abdurezak from Ethiopia

A 13 year old boy with bowed legs.

Abdurezak came to CURE with his father from a place called Dalocha which took them 8 hours by bus. He came because his legs are bowed. When Abdurezak beg…



Photo of Aliya Aliya from Ethiopia

A 6 year old girl with bowed legs.

“I really want her to be healed and have straight legs so that she could go to school and be with kids her age,” says Dawod, Aliya’s father.

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Photo of Gracerie Gracerie from Philippines

A 5 year old girl with bowed legs.

“When Gracerie grows up, I don’t want her to struggle through the circumstances of being bow-legged and having a disability.” -Gracerie’s Dad, Je…



Photo of Zara Zara from Niger

A 14 year old girl with bowed legs.

Zara is a strong young woman who refuses to let bow legs stop her. She pulls her weight around the house. She never misses school, and she surrounds hers…



Photo of Hannah Hannah from Philippines

A 6 year old boy with bowed legs.

“I’ll support Hannah and help her do whatever she wants to do, however much I can. If we help her, hopefully she can help others later.” Hannah’s…



Photo of Nadia Nadia from Niger

A 10 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Nadia is a very smart young woman, but people don’t see that, they just see her leg,” Nadia’s aunt tells us. Nadia was born with nothing visibly…



Photo of Soliana Soliana from Ethiopia

A 8 year old girl with bowed legs.

Soliana is such a beautiful little 3-year-old, and it was only after she started walking that her family realized her legs were bowing. Thankfully, becau…



Photo of Aboubacar Aboubacar from Niger

A 7 year old boy with bowed legs.

When Aboubacar started to walk, his parents noticed that his legs were a little bit bowed. It was not so obvious but still wasn’t fully normal. They ju…



Photo of Sepo Sepo from Zambia

A 12 year old girl with bowed legs.

"I am deeply saddened," says Royda as she tells the story of her family and their disabilities. Royda is the mother of our new sweet 9 year old friend Se…



Photo of Zeynab Zeynab from Niger

A 7 year old girl with bowed legs.

"I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up," Zeynab shyly admits to us. "I never thought I'd be anything, but a beggar." With the lack of assistance …



Photo of Tarikua Tarikua from Ethiopia

A 6 year old girl with bowed legs.

“In God’s will, I want to see my daughter with a healthy leg, just like her friends,” says Meskele, Tarikua’s mother.

Tarikua is a sweet …



Photo of Kevin Kevin from Philippines

A 9 year old boy with bowed legs.

“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor, but first I have to train!” - Kevin.

Kevin isn’t one to shy away from a challenge, not even medical …



Photo of Samailla Samailla from Niger

A 5 year old boy with bowed legs.

“Bongwala,” that’s the nickname the village children have given Samailla. It roughly translates to “the boy with bow legs” and is regularly use…



Photo of Luis Luis from Dominican Republic

A 16 year old boy with bowed legs.

"Luis has not seen his mom in a while and his dad doesn't take care of him, that is why I decided to support him in this process," Luis' neighbor comment…



Photo of Eden Eden from Ethiopia

A 13 year old girl with bowed legs.

Eden is a sweet little girl who needs surgery for her bowed leg. Four years ago, she was able to make it to another hospital, where her left leg was trea…



Photo of Lincy Lincy from Kenya

A 15 year old girl with bowed legs.

Every parent prays that their kids will be born healthy, and for Lincy’s mother, Marisella, her prayer was answered. But around the time Lincy was lear…



Photo of Winjoy Winjoy from Kenya

A 16 year old girl with bowed legs.

Someone told me that “kawira” means “small job”, but getting Win Joy’s legs straightened has been anything but a small job. As seems to be the …



Photo of Gloria Gloria from Niger

A 16 year old girl with bowed legs.

“I go to school, but I never leave the classroom,” Gloria tells us. “The other children will provoke me if I try to play with them so I just stay i…



Photo of Rabiatou Rabiatou from Niger

A 9 year old girl with bowed legs.

“There were so many people mocking Rabiatou, that we had to leave our town,” Rabiatou’s mother tells us, her disappointment in her neighbors eviden…



Photo of Zeinabou Zeinabou from Niger

A 6 year old girl with bowed legs.

“We all felt hopeless as we saw her legs bend more and more each day,” grandmother Salamatu solemnly confided in us, “but now that we are at CURE, …



Photo of Jezreel Jezreel from Philippines

A 14 year old boy with bowed legs.

“I root for The Spurs. They’re my favorite basketball team. I hope to be able to keep playing basketball without running issues, with pain in my leg,…



Photo of Kennedy Kennedy from Kenya

A 8 year old boy with bowed legs.

“It has been a torture for me to watch my son suffer. It is tough, but I don’t let myself cry in front of him even during the difficult moments.” T…



Photo of Bawa Bawa from Niger

A 4 year old boy with bowed legs.

“We spent years trying to find healing for Bawa,” his mother tells us, the frustration evident in her voice. “We go to hospital after hospital and …



Photo of Justine Justine from Zambia

A 8 year old boy with bowed legs.

“I have high hopes for my boy, I love him because he is God’s gift and I am positive the future holds great things for him,” said Justine the fathe…



Photo of Nana Nana from Niger

A 4 year old girl with bowed legs.

“People tell us all the time not to take Nana to the hospital. They say the hospital will deform her further, but we have hope and we trust in God,” …



Photo of Rena Rena from Ethiopia

A 6 year old girl with bowed legs.

"Take a picture, ask them for a photo, go ahead," says Rena's mother, Muhuba.

When we first met Rena she was shy, but once she laid eyes on our c…



Photo of Kelvin Kelvin from Kenya

A 6 year old boy with bowed legs.

“When I grow up, I want to be a soldier,” Kelvin told us. “I want to go fight terrorists.”

When we first went by Kelvin’s bed, we fou…



Photo of Ismael Ismael from Niger

A 7 year old boy with bowed legs.

“When he was born, I was upset. I was angry and I was bitter. Every time I saw his legs I would cry. It is not possible for him to be a child,” Ismae…



Photo of Zeinab Zeinab from Niger

A 9 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Her father, he would not let her go to school because of her legs and he would also not let us find healing so she could go to school. But he was very…



Photo of Delthea Delthea from Philippines

A 3 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Delthea is the older sister, by two minutes! She and Danica are usually friends, but after a while, they’ll fight. But, they always end the day with…



Photo of Doreen Doreen from Malawi

A 14 year old girl with bowed legs.

“My name is Doreen and I live with my grandmother Edna. I have been with my grandmother since I was a small girl. I remember most times with my grandma…



Photo of Benson Benson from Philippines

A 4 year old boy with bowed legs.

“My biggest dream is that Benson will be able to go to school.” - Benson’s mom Cindy.

We wish that we could bottle and sell the energy Benso…



Photo of Harriet Harriet from Kenya

A 11 year old girl with bowed legs.

This is Harriet and Lydia’s second admission with us here at CURE, and though it would sound odd to say that we are happy to have them back, we have go…



Photo of Jennifer Jennifer from Zambia

A 4 year old girl with bowed legs.

“I don’t know how to speak any other language but Bemba, but Jennifer speaks so many, she learns from other kids around her. I never thought it would…



Photo of Estery Estery from Malawi

A 14 year old girl with bowed legs.

"I really want to see Estery to be able to walk alone and free without any problem," said her mother, Letise. "Estery has been in pain when walking, so s…



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Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.
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Pie chart of CURE FY 2013 Expenses *FY 2016 Expenses *CURE’s 2016 Fiscal Year: July 2015 - June 2016
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  • 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 5.5% Fundraising
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