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

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

Monthly Giving: Be a Hero!

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 Megan. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Megan's Story

"When she was brought to our children’s home, we knew that she definitely needed more than we could offer," Gorret, Megan's caretaker, told us.

Megan was found abandoned on the roadside, in one of the streets in Kampala. The woman who fou… Read more

"When she was brought to our children’s home, we knew that she definitely needed more than we could offer," Gorret, Megan's caretaker, told us.

Megan was found abandoned on the roadside, in one of the streets in Kampala. The woman who found her carried her to the police station, who then took her to one of the children's homes in the city while they searched for her mother. "On seeing Megan's condition, our administrator immediately arranged an appointment with CURE Uganda," Gorret explained.

On admission, we ran a few tests before we could start treating her for hydrocephalus, which was probably the main reason as to why she was abandoned. Hydrocephalus is a condition where the brain produces more fluid than the body can't drain. The pressure builds and causes a baby's soft skull to expand and increases the size of the head. If left untreated, it can cause complications like blindness and even death.

"We have children abandoned for many reasons, and Megan is no exception. Mothers with such children feel cursed and would do anything to be accepted by the community." Gorret explained. "We didn't know her name, so we gave her Kwagalakwe, which means 'He's love', expressing the love Jesus has for her."

Please join us in thanking God for Megan's life and pray for her as she begins her healing journey.

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Latest Updates

Feb 16, 2021

Thank you all so much for your prayers! Megan has shown great strides and has been discharged. She is going to live at a children's home and they will take great care of her. We can wait to see her at her next visit. Photo of Megan

Feb 12, 2021

Gorret is feeding little Megan. "She is doing better now and has even recognized me - she smiles when she sees my face!" Gorret told us as she fed little Megan. You might have noticed the dent on Megan's head. That's actually the space that the excess water occupied. The dent is a good sign that brain is not under pressure anymore. Photo of Megan

Feb 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your prayers. Megan's surgery went well! She is in the ICU and being closely monitored by our nurses before she is taken to the general ward. Please continue praying that there will be no more complications as she fully recovers. Photo of Megan

Feb 09, 2021

Our nurse Caren checks little Megan since she seemed to have congestion in her stomach. "Everything else is good, and she has been added to the top of the list of children to receive surgery," Caren told us. Please put Megan in your prayers. Photo of Megan

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