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The picture above is of CURE in Uganda. Everyone who serves with CURE in Uganda, 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 Merab. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Merab's Story

“Before coming to CURE Hospital I had moved away from Christ, but when I got here the gospel was shared with me and I re-committed my life to Christ,” says Marion, Merab’s mother.

Marion gave birth to Merab on her way to the hospital,… Read more

“Before coming to CURE Hospital I had moved away from Christ, but when I got here the gospel was shared with me and I re-committed my life to Christ,” says Marion, Merab’s mother.

Marion gave birth to Merab on her way to the hospital, and the bulge on her back was an immediate concern. The following day, they saw a doctor and he diagnosed Merab with spina bifida. Marion was advised to bring Merab to CURE Hospital as soon as possible, but her boyfriend didn’t have money for transportation, so Marion borrowed some money from her mother. Marion now lives with her boyfriend who sells engine oil and also doubles as a barber. When Marion met her boyfriend, they were both students. Once they found out she was expecting, they put studies on hold, but now Marion feels depressed because she never expected her first born to have a condition such as this. Now that she's here though, she has hope that Merab will heal and have the normal childhood her parents so desire for her.

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May 09, 2016

“During my days here at CURE when Merab was still ill, I used to have suicidal thoughts. I thought of jumping into the road and being run over by a car, but now when I see Merab, I think God is showing me something about her because she is now healed,” said Marion. Merab can walk, talk, and is very playful, so Marion is now planning to take her to school. Glory be to God! Photo of Merab

Mar 30, 2015

"My husband is fine and really supportive, he even gave me the money I needed for transport to bring Merab for review," says Marion. Merab was brought in today for her scheduled review at CURE Hospital. Her myelomeningocele repair is looking good and her head is growing normally. The doctor has advised that Merab be initiated into clean intermittent catheterization and she is going to be provided with catheters, lubricant and oxybutynin. Photo of Merab

Feb 16, 2015

Merab was discharged today and Marion seemed to be in a good mood. When we caught up with her in the ward she was done parking her stuff and was just waiting for her boyfriend to send money for her transport back home. The doctors supplied Marion with a one month dose of Folate 5mg tabs (these help provide the body with folic acid and other dietary supplements) so that Marion may prevent giving birth to another child with spina bifida. Merab will be taken to the nearest health center on February 21st for her stitches to be removed. It is a four hour bus ride to their district and so they will be home later this evening.

Feb 13, 2015

Merab's surgery went well, she spent the night in the ICU and was released into the ward today were she is being monitored for hydrocephalus. Please pray for Merab's recovery. Photo of Merab

Feb 12, 2015

Merab is currently in surgery for a myelomeningocele (spina bifida) closure. Please keep her in your prayers. Photo of Merab

Feb 11, 2015

Marion and her little daughter Merab are settling in, and Marion has already made new friends with the other moms in the ward. She loves having her picture taken and she looks to be adjusting to her home for the week well. The doctors have explained to her how they will treat Merab and she seems to understand. Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Merab

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