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The picture above is of CURE in Malawi. Everyone who serves with CURE in Malawi, 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 Tilone. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Tilone's Story

“When Tilone got burned, I lost all hope. I thought she was going to die because of the condition she was in. It’s by the grace of God that my daughter is still alive today,” said Chimwemwe, Tilone’s mother.

An only child, Tilone is … Read more

“When Tilone got burned, I lost all hope. I thought she was going to die because of the condition she was in. It’s by the grace of God that my daughter is still alive today,” said Chimwemwe, Tilone’s mother.

An only child, Tilone is a very clever little girl. She loves dolls and chatting with her friends and was only one year old when the accident happened. It was during the cold season, Chimwemwe had covered her with a cloth, and Tilone was sitting close to the fire with a friend, trying to get warm. Chimwemwe went to fetch water, and while she was gone, the cloth that Tilone was wearing caught fire and began to burn Tilone. The flames burned her right hand and arm, as well as the right side of her body. It was Tilone’s little friend who got up and poured dirty water on her to stop the fire. When Chimwemwe came back she found Tilone crying, and she saw that she was burned. They rushed her to the hospital where Tilone was in the intensive care unit for two weeks, struggling to breathe, and unable to talk or eat. By the grace of God, Tilone recovered extremely well, but was left with some bad contractures as the wounds from the burns healed. In 2013, she came to CURE Malawi and received surgery on her hand, and as a result she is now able to use it! She’s now back for more surgery and we're so excited to have her here! Chimwemwe says this is Tilon's fourth operation here and CURE Malawi has done such a great job! "I can see great change. God is doing great things for my daughter through CURE," Chimwemwe told us. Before CURE, Tilon was not able to move her arm by bending it from her elbow, and now she uses her arm like a normal child. Chimwemwe asks that we pray for, "the operations to keep going well and that God should keep being present!"

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Dec 10, 2018

Tilone is headed home today and she is taking her cube with her! She absolutely loves her foam cube and the idea of her arm getting a personal pillow. This morning she had a dressing change in the ward and later will be sent to physio to learn an exercise program for when she is home. The doctors plan on seeing her again for a review in one month. Please keep Tilone in your prayers and that she has a safe journey home! We sure will miss that big beautiful smile of hers! Photo of Tilone

Dec 07, 2018

Tilone is loving the new foam cube she gets to wear under her arm! She calls it her "mwana" which means "baby" in Chichewa. Today she blew up one of the nurse's medical latex gloves to play with as a balloon. She is having a great time trying to keep the "balloon" off the ground by only using her cube to hit it up in the air. Tilone will be having a wound inspection next week and after that will be working on obstruction exercises with our physio team! Please keep Tilone in your prayers as she is healing and enjoying the hospital! Photo of Tilone

Dec 04, 2018

Tilone is in the operating room! Dr. Lubega, assisted by Maureen, is releasing her upper arm by creating a z-plasty. Tilone was smiling and ready for surgery before going in. She had no fear and was excited for more progress. Please keep her in your prayers while she is having surgery and for her smooth recovery! Photo of Tilone

Dec 03, 2018

Welcome back Tilone! She’s just come into CURE Malawi this week, but she’s walked these halls before! Tomorrow she’ll be having her fourth operation and her mom Chimwemwe says, “I can see great change. God is doing great things for my daughter through CURE.” Tilone has been in the playroom all day coloring and playing with balloons! She loves the hospital and says she isn’t scared for surgery tomorrow. After four operations, this girl can take on anything! Please keep her in your prayers tomorrow while she is in the operating room! Photo of Tilone

Feb 12, 2015

We're sorry things have been quiet from Tilone the last few days! She's been away on the other side of town for a wee break from the hospital, but was back yesterday for another wound inspection, before being discharged. We're stoked with the progress her hand had made since surgery! We're due to see her again at her local clinic at the beginning of May, so if you could keep praying for healing during the next few months that would be rad! We're going to miss her bright eyes and huge grin around here, but we're looking forward to seeing her again, and we're full of joy at how far she's come. Keep her in your prayers please, and thanks for all your support and love so far! Photo of Tilone

Feb 06, 2015

Tilone and Eliza are inseparable! These two do everything together. Yesterday they both went to theater, and ended up in beds side by side each other. Today they're both back in action and we found them swinging on the swing seat outside. Side by side and grinning as per usual! Photo of Tilone

Feb 05, 2015

Absolutely nothing phases this kid! She was wheeled out of theater, and immediately was sitting up chatting and laughing in her bed. She says she never sleeps, and we might just believe her! The wound inspection was positive, everything is healing well without any sign of infection. Tilone will head away again for a few days, and we'll see her again next week for another wound inspection. Keep her in your prayers while she's away please! Photo of Tilone

Feb 04, 2015

Tilone is back and as full of energy as ever! She's such a joyful, friendly little girl! Here she is with her friend Eliza, they were making faces at themselves in the mirror until we pulled the camera out, they spied our reflections and quickly turned around to pose for us. Tilone is scheduled to go to theater for a wound inspection tomorrow, so please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Tilone

Jan 29, 2015

We caught Tilone today playing dress ups with Chimuemue's chitenjes! Chitenje is a traditional Malawian fabric used by the women as skirts, dresses, hats, and even for carrying their babies on their backs! Dunamis, one of our CUREkids coordinators, made this spectacular hat for Tilone. Doesn't she look great! Tilone is heading away for a few days, but we'll catch up with her again next week. When we see her we'll update you! But for now, just know that she's recovering well and is as happy as ever. Maybe even happier! Thanks so much for all your prayers! Photo of Tilone

Jan 29, 2015

Tilone was all smiles when prepping for surgery this morning! She's in theater right now, so please pray everything goes smoothly, that God guides the surgeon's hands, and that Tilone wakes up feeling peaceful and comfortable. This little girl is so special, we can't wait to share more of her story with you! Photo of Tilone

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