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Photo of Shelifa Shelifa from Malawi

A 7 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Shelifa is my sweet child. She was born a healthy and strong baby. With her deformity that she developed when she was a toddler, I thought the worst co…

Photo of Miracle Miracle from Malawi

A 5 year old boy with bowed legs.

“Miracle and his twin brother Hope are very interesting and clever boys who are orphans who lost their mother when they were only eleven months,” Enel…

Photo of Flora Flora from Malawi

A 12 year old girl with bowed legs.

“Flora is my very beloved sister. She was born without a deformity. Most of my sisters and brothers when we were young, we had bowed legs and they correcte…

Photo of Media Media from Ethiopia

A 13 year old girl with bowed legs.

Media is staying in the Alemachen House here in Addis Ababa. The Alemachen House is a place where children go to get care when their parents or families cann…

Photo of Adidya Adidya from Malawi

A 4 year old girl with bowed legs.

“My daughter was born with a deformity which I noticed after a couple of months later [after] her birthday,” Fatima, Adidya’s mother told us.


Photo of Harriet Harriet from Kenya

A 8 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 goo…

Photo of Estery Estery from Malawi

A 12 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 she's…

Photo of Medina Medina from Ethiopia

A 17 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 one…

Photo of Aboubacar Aboubacar from Niger

A 5 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 jus…

Photo of Aicha Nana Aicha Nana from Niger

A 10 year old girl with bowed legs.

“We feel relieved” said Mariama, Aicha’s mother when we talked to her about being at CURE.

When Aicha began to walk, her parents noticed that so…

Photo of Matilda Matilda from Zambia

A 16 year old girl with bowed legs.

As Matilda Banda grew up, her left leg started to bend and deform. The change was painless, but the deformity seemed to become worse every day. Her parents b…

Photo of Innocent Innocent from Zambia

A 17 year old boy with bowed legs.

As Innocent Musamba grew up, it wasn’t apparent that his left leg was bowed. It didn’t affect his ability to walk too much, or prevent him from living th…

Photo of Domingo Domingo from Dominican Republic

A 7 year old boy with bowed legs.

When Domingo walked into our clinic a few weeks ago, the doctors told me there was something special about him. They could not have gotten it more correc…

Photo of Yelesani Yelesani from Zambia

A 14 year old boy with bowed legs.

“I do martial arts, even with my bowed leg.” - Yelesani, our resident ninja, has been making the most of life despite his condition.

Currently in …

Photo of Caroline Caroline from Kenya

A 16 year old girl with bowed legs.

Bowed legs are so odd to me, mainly because there’s not a specific incident that causes them. Most kids I’ve met with the condition just spontaneously…

Photo of Lackson Lackson from Zambia

A 3 year old boy with bowed legs.

Lackson is an energetic young man who is only slowed down by the fact that he has a bowed leg. At birth, everything seemed in order for both him and his twin…

Photo of Gifti Gifti from Ethiopia

A 4 year old girl with bowed legs.

"When my husband and I learned about CURE, we were overwhelmed that someone cares enough to give free care to our daughter." - Gifti's mother Kumisha said wi…

Photo of Patience Patience from Zambia

A 5 year old boy with bowed legs.

Patience is a shy little guy with some bowed out legs, but he hates it if you draw attention to them. Patience has learned that his legs are what makes him d…

Photo of Joyce Joyce from Zambia

A 5 year old girl with bowed legs.

“I had to help her understand," Nelly, Joyce's great grandmother, told us, as she explained her efforts to motivate Joyce's mother Alaida to find real t…

Photo of Helina Helina from Ethiopia

A 8 year old girl with bowed legs.

Helina is a little ball of sunshine. She's 7 years old, is very smart and has the cutest giggle ever. Her family heard about CURE through word of mouth an…

Photo of Saminou Saminou from Niger

A 15 year old boy with bowed legs.

“No place is better than the place you are born,” said Mohamadou-Bachir, Saminou's older brother who brought him to the hospital.

They live in th…

Photo of Abdurezak Abdurezak from Ethiopia

A 11 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 bega…

Photo of Maazou Maazou from Niger

A 16 year old boy with bowed legs.

Maazou is a happy but shy boy, who likes to play “kokowa”, a wrestling game that the boys love over here. He grew up not knowing that something could be …

Photo of Soliana Soliana from Ethiopia

A 6 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, becaus…

Photo of Manuel Manuel from Malawi

A 8 year old boy with bowed legs.

A case of bowed legs, young Manuel was brought to CURE last month by his grandfather Michael. His mother died when he was only 4 months old and his biologic…

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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.
Chris Tomlin

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Practicing fiscal accountability is a critical aspect of CURE’s financial stewardship model. Along with annual audits by an independent CPA firm, CURE is a member in good standing with the ECFA.

Pie chart of CURE FY 2013 Expenses *FY 2014 Expenses *CURE’s 2014 Fiscal Year: July 2013 - June 2014
  • 93.6% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
  • 0.9% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 5.5% Fundraising
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