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

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

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Ruth's Story

"I was a bit concerned though as my child was slow in hitting her milestones," Ruth's mother, Sarah told us

Sarah accepted that her daughter's head was merely oversized and it was a cultural sort of inheritance. However, she became concerned… Read more

"I was a bit concerned though as my child was slow in hitting her milestones," Ruth's mother, Sarah told us

Sarah accepted that her daughter's head was merely oversized and it was a cultural sort of inheritance. However, she became concerned when Ruth started missing her developmental milestones. "First, she used to lay there and cry, not being able to turn. I prayed for her 'till she crawled. All that was left was for her was to stand and walk, but that's where she got stuck," Sarah explained. Sarah had a limited support system in taking care of Ruth since Ruth's father denied her pregnancy. This left Sarah with only her mother, who struggled to sell cassava chips to make a living, to turn to for help. When Ruth got sick, Sarah found a local doctor and took her in.

After treating Ruth's illness, the doctor recommended that Sarah visit CURE Uganda as soon as possible to address Ruth's other issues. Sarah made the trip to CURE Uganda where she was warmly welcomed. Ruth was given a CT scan, and it was discovered that she had an excess of fluid around her brain. This explained her larger-sized head and is a condition called hydrocephalus. "It was explained to me what my daughter had, and I was in shock. I did not know where I would get the money needed for the procedure," Sarah told us. "But everyone here is just so friendly and welcoming, that alone gives me peace. I am here with faith and believe that Ruth will be fine."

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Feb 19, 2021

Our doctors have reviewed Ruth's CT scan and have closely monitored her. They have come to the conclusion that she should be discharged. "We have found her brain to be relaxed and not under pressure," Dr. Isaac told us. "Besides, she is steadily achieving her milestones." We will see Ruth again for a follow-up in March. Photo of Ruth

Feb 17, 2021

Sarah is paying close attention as Dr. Issac explains Ruth's condition. They have been admitted, and the CT scan is being reviewed. We pray that God will give our doctors wisdom and direction for Ruth's care. Photo of Ruth

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