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

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

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Erick's Story

“No matter his condition I will take care of him like I do with my other two children. In fact, I will give Erick extra care and attention because he is more vulnerable”, Janet, Erick's mother, says. When she gave birth to Erick, Janet had neve… Read more

“No matter his condition I will take care of him like I do with my other two children. In fact, I will give Erick extra care and attention because he is more vulnerable”, Janet, Erick's mother, says. When she gave birth to Erick, Janet had never seen or heard of spina bifida. She says she was lucky that she gave birth at a government hospital because she almost gave birth at home and wouldn’t have known what to do. It was the midwives at the government hospital who explained to her about spina bifida and actually referred Erick to CURE Uganda. Janet and her husband are both peasant farmers. They don’t have a lot of money, but they had some savings which they used for their transport to CURE Uganda because they know how important this is. Janet left her other children with their grandmother because it is now farming season and her husband Fred is busy at their farm. Before coming to CURE Uganda, Janet went to her pastor and they prayed for Erick. Erick is now admitted in the ward and awaiting surgery to get the treatment he so desperately needs!

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May 20, 2019

Erick and his mom Janet left CURE Uganda over the weekend to head home! The nurses and pharmacy gave Janet paracetamol (Tylenol) and some more dressing materials so that she could continue to take care of his surgical wound site at home. Erick and Janet should be coming to our mobile clinic in the town of Lira in July, so we're looking forward to seeing them then!

May 19, 2019

Erick had his stitches removed yesterday. Dr. Michael believes that his wound is getting better although he is still on antibiotics and being observed. Janet’s neighbor in the ward has twins and Janet has been helping out while Erick sleeps a lot. Janet is also actively involved in daily ward devotions. Please keep both of them in your prayers! Photo of Erick

May 16, 2019

Janet told us that when most mothers are discharged, and they leave her in the ward she feels low and she also misses home. Winnie, one of the interns from the spiritual department took time to talk to her and encourage her this morning. She is worried about Erick’s surgical site, but our medical team is confident that it is getting better. Please continue praying for Erick! Photo of Erick

May 15, 2019

Erick is still battling an infection on his back, and the nurses are working with mama Janet to help her learn how to dress the wound and care for him. He's doing ok, and is continuing on antibiotics, but Janet is feeling worried about him. Thank you for your prayers for healing for Erick and peace for Janet! Photo of Erick

May 14, 2019

Erick’s surgical site broke down and developed pus so yesterday a pus swab was taken and sent to the labs for analysis. Today, Janet will be taught how to clean, and dress Erick’s surgical site and he will continue on the antibiotics. Janet however told us that Eric has been calm and is feeding well. She spends most of her time with mama Ageno, who’s baby also had a myelomeningocele closure and they speak the same language. Please keep them in your prayers! Photo of Erick

May 13, 2019

Janet was feeling a bit worried this morning about a possible infection on Erick's back at his surgery site. Dr. Emmanuel checked it out, and he thinks it looks ok, but our lab will do a test to be sure. The CURE Uganda nurses are going to give Janet some training in how to care for Erick's incision as it heals. Janet is really missing home, and hopefully she and Erick can head home tomorrow or the next day. We know that God is our great Healer, so please pray that Erick's wound would continue to heal well and be free of infection! Photo of Erick

May 10, 2019

This morning we brought Erick and Janet the get-well messages you sent! Our CURE Uganda ward clerk, Sam, translated your messages for Janet and she was really happy to hear them all and says thank you. Erick is doing well and enjoying just chilling with his mom - he seems to be a pretty laid-back little guy! Photo of Erick

May 09, 2019

We visited with Erick and mom Janet today and he's doing well. We're not sure if the S on his shirt stands for Special, Small, or Superman, but he's definitely all those things! He was in a good mood after being checked on by our doctors during morning rounds and nursing. A well-fed baby is a happy baby! Photo of Erick

May 08, 2019

Baby Erick has been transferred back to the ward and was in a very wiggly mood when we visited him this afternoon! The doctors checked on him during rounds this morning and the nurses are making sure he's well looked after. He'll be with us at CURE Uganda a bit longer while the surgical incision on his back continues to heal. At CURE we often say that our children are royalty, and Erick looks royal today wrapped in his bright purple blanket! Photo of Erick

May 07, 2019

We visited baby Erick this morning in the ICU and he is doing well! He had a full tummy from nursing so was a happy camper! Mom Janet isn't feeling so well, though, and may have an infection so she's getting that checked out by our medical staff. Thank you for praying for healing for both of them! Photo of Erick

May 07, 2019

Erick went into surgery this afternoon for a myelomeningocele closure. The procedure went well and he will be transferred to PACU then to ICU where he and Janet will spend the night. Please be praying for him! Photo of Erick

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