Patrick

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  • Ageless than 1
  • Conditionspina bifida
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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 Patrick. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Patrick's Story

Patrick is a newborn with spina bifida, which is a birth defect where the baby's spine and spinal cord does not form properly. In Patrick's case, he has myelomeningocele, which means that his spinal nerves push out through an opening between the ve… Read more

Patrick is a newborn with spina bifida, which is a birth defect where the baby's spine and spinal cord does not form properly. In Patrick's case, he has myelomeningocele, which means that his spinal nerves push out through an opening between the vertebrae of his back. It's a complicated condition, but thankfully the neurosurgeons at CURE Uganda are highly experienced and skilled in treating it.

Patrick is the youngest of 5 children, and his father is a teacher while Lydia manages the household. They live only a few hours away from CURE Uganda and were able to come quickly once their local hospital referred them to us. We're thankful they found out about CURE and that Patrick can receive the surgery and care he needs!

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Dec 03, 2019

Patrick and Lydia are headed home! We caught them this morning getting prepared to leave, and Patrick was feeling very hungry as you can see! Lydia stopped to feed him before they began their journey home. He'll be getting his stitches out at a clinic, near their home, next week. Then, they will see the CURE Uganda doctors again, in January, at one of our mobile clinics. The mobile clinics provide a wonderful chance for families to receive care and attend checkup appointments at a location closer to their homes. Thank you for praying for Patrick! Photo of Patrick

Dec 02, 2019

Patrick had his surgery! On Friday, Dr. Onen, one of CURE Uganda's neurosurgeons, operated to treat his spina bifida and close the opening on his back. The surgery went well, and after recovering in the ICU with Lydia nearby, he is now back in the main ward. The neurosurgeons and doctors visited Patrick today during morning rounds and are continuing to keep a close eye on him as he recovers. Thank you for continuing to pray for this sweet little guy! Photo of Patrick

Nov 28, 2019

Patrick is having surgery today! This morning, Dr. Emmanuel stopped by during morning rounds to talk with Lydia and be sure that she understands what will happen during the surgery. Since today is Thanksgiving in America, we're extra thankful that Patrick gets to have the surgery he needs to help heal his spina bifida! Photo of Patrick

Nov 27, 2019

How sweet are Patrick's little curls! He's just 4 days old and is spending lots of time cuddling with mama Lydia while they get settled into CURE Uganda. The doctors checked on him this morning, during their rounds, and let Lydia know that he should have surgery in a few days. We let Lydia know that people will be praying for her and Patrick. Thank you for being on their team! Photo of Patrick

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