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

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Tendo. When you give a gift through Tendo's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Uganda. 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 Tendo. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Tendo's Story

“When I was pregnant I had about five ultra sound scans and I went for all my antenatal appointments, but this sickness wasn’t seen. It pained me so much when I saw him like this. I just cried.," Lukia shared. Four of her sisters and her husba… Read more

“When I was pregnant I had about five ultra sound scans and I went for all my antenatal appointments, but this sickness wasn’t seen. It pained me so much when I saw him like this. I just cried.," Lukia shared. Four of her sisters and her husband Gadhafi accompanied her to the labor ward and they encouraged her while the doctors dressed the baby’s wound. Tendo’s doctor then referred him to Mulago but her brother whose child had just been treated at CURE hospital advised her to come here instead of Mulago. Despite the fact that her first child has a myeloschisis, Lukia says she plans to have five more children. She says, “I’ll take care of him until he is mature”. Lukia is a businesswoman and so is her husband. When she was scheduled to come to CURE she employed one lady to help her run her shoe business. Lukia hails from a Muslim extended family and she hasn’t been involved in the spiritual ministry here at hospital, but she said that her father is aware of her baby’s condition and that he is praying. Join us in praying for Tendo's healing and that Lukia would know the love of Jesus through her interactions with our staff here!

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Sep 10, 2018

Over the weekend Tendo was discharged to got home after recovering well from surgery. Please remember Tendo in your prayers that he will need no further treatment!

Sep 07, 2018

“They are praying for me,” said Lukia after she got off the phone with her family. Tendo is currently in surgery where Dr. Jacob and Dr. John are performing an ETV/CPC. Once they finish, Tendo will recover in the PACU and then be transferred to the ICU where he will spend the night. Please be praying for Tendo that he will recover well from surgery. Photo of Tendo

Sep 05, 2018

“I am praying for him,” said Lukia and she continued, “waiting for surgery this week or even tomorrow.” Lukia is feeling bad about this week's operation and has been praying for a successful surgery and quick recovery. They had a quiet day where Lukia has been playing on her phone and Tendo has spent most the day sleeping. Please be praying for Tendo that he will get to have surgery this week and for it to be successful. Photo of Tendo

Sep 04, 2018

“Tendo will be fine,” said Lukia. Tendo is currently awaiting surgery this morning, his doctors told Lukia they might operate at the end of the week. Lukia and Tendo seem to be doing well this afternoon, they attended the chapel service where a mother shared her testimony about how God has been healing her child. Lukia and Tendo received several get well messages which were such an encouragement to them. Please continue to pray for Tendo that his upcoming operation will be successful. Photo of Tendo

Sep 03, 2018

On Friday, Lukia and Tendo went to a follow up clinic in Kampala. Lukia thought it would go routinely however, when they measured Tendo’s head, it was outside the normal size range. Lukia was surprised she had not noticed his head increasing. On Sunday, they returned to CURE Uganda and were admitted for a cerebrospinal fluid tap while a plan is being made for surgery. Please be praying for Tendo that his next operation will be successful. Photo of Tendo

Jul 02, 2018

Tendo was brought for review to our clinic in Kampala. The surgical site on his back has healed well, and he has learned to laugh! His mother Lukia said that she has no concerns but just brought him for review according to the doctor’s orders. She and her husband are doing well too. When Tendo and Lukia met with the doctor, he initiated Tendo into Clean Intermittent Catheterization and he was also provided with Oxybutynin while Lukia was given Folic acid tablets. We will review Tendo in two months, please continue to pray for good progress! Photo of Tendo

May 14, 2018

“I am happy I’m going home,” said Lukia. Tendo has completed ten days of antibiotics so this morning Dr. Justin told Lukia they could go home. Please keep praying for Tendo to recover well from surgery! Photo of Tendo

May 11, 2018

“She had a fever in the night, stable this morning,” said Esther. Tendo is doing fine and so is his mother. They have had a quiet day in the ward and this afternoon they received a stack of get well messages from you all which was encouraging! Thank you for praying for Tendo and his recovery! Photo of Tendo

May 10, 2018

“The family is good, they are praying for us,” said Lukia. “Tendo is not doing badly off oxygen, and now has transferred here,” said his nurse, Lisa. Lukia says they are both doing fine and that they've had a quiet day at the hospital. Please remember Tendo in your prayers as he recovers! Photo of Tendo

May 09, 2018

“Tendo will be fine,” said Lukia. Tendo had surgery today and Dr. Peter performed a myeloschisis repair. Tendo has since been moved to the ICU where he was reunited with his mother. This afternoon, Tendo received a get well message from his father! Lukia read it as she held Tendo. Please be praying for Tendo to recover swiftly from his operation. Photo of Tendo

May 08, 2018

“Tomorrow - the surgery will be tomorrow,” said Lukia and she continued, “I’m praying for a quick recovery.” She has called home and was told that Tendo and her are being prayed for. Tendo has had a pleasant morning of getting his photo taken by his mother. She dressed him up in his elephant onesie for the photos. Please be praying for Tendo’s operation to be successful! Photo of Tendo

May 07, 2018

“Mom came around to give me a hand because I developed abdominal pains,” said Lukia. The good news is that Tendo is stable and is just awaiting surgery. All the necessary tests have been done in preparation for his surgery. Please be praying for him and his mom! Photo of Tendo

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