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

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Obert. When you give a gift through Obert's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Zambia. 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 Obert. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Obert's Story

"I am unable to go to school because the nearest school from my place is 6 km and I cannot manage to walk that long with my condition," narrates Obert.

He is the first born in the family of five. He is from the northern part of the country. … Read more

"I am unable to go to school because the nearest school from my place is 6 km and I cannot manage to walk that long with my condition," narrates Obert.

He is the first born in the family of five. He is from the northern part of the country. He is eagerly willing to start school when he gets healed! He says most people in his community mock and laugh at him because of his condition and this has in a way affected his self esteem.

Obert was discovered by a local advocate for disabilities in 2012 but he was unable to be brought to CURE for six years because his parents had been resisting and hiding him away from the advocate, primarily due to a belief amongst themselves that his condition could not be cured. There are also some myths about surgery and operating rooms in the villages, that people die there. After long and persistent persuasion from the advocate, the father gave in and allowed Obert to be brought to CURE Zambia for help.

He says when he gets healed, he will go back to school and wants to study to a teacher. We're excited that you'll be able to participate in making his dream become a reality through your prayers and support!

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2 days ago

Obert has left for home! After removing the cast, Dr Moyo has recommended he goes back home, walk on the healed foot for some weeks, and come back later for the surgery on the other remaining foot. His father couldn't hide his joy seeing his boy walking on his healed foot, "I agree with what the doctor is saying - yes, the bones and muscles have to be strengthened. I am very happy with the result of his leg so far," shared Anthony, Obert's father. Photo of Obert

Jun 14, 2018

It's breathtaking to see how Obert's father has been a pillar of support for him. He is now with him every step of his healing journey, we are glad that his perspective on healing has changed. Please continue praying for Obert and his dad! Photo of Obert

Jun 13, 2018

"I am happy that my right leg has been worked on, I am looking on the left leg to be worked on!" Obert is back for his follow up appointment, his right foot is looking nice and we are waiting to see when the other one will be scheduled to be worked on! Your prayers and support for Obert has been great, may you kindly continue! Photo of Obert

Apr 18, 2018

Obert has gone home! In a clear indication that his recovery is on course and after a short stay in the hospital this time around, he has been sent back home after his dressing change. His doctor said he is doing very well. He will be back in the next couple of months and there is a high chance that his left foot will be operated on, the doctor just wants the right foot to completely heal first. We captured him with his father attentively listening to what the doctors were doing and saying during their ward round. Please be praying for him as he goes back home and also pray that his right foot completely heals! Photo of Obert

Apr 17, 2018

Obert has come back with an unexpected visitor! When we saw Obert in the ward, next to him was a man who resembled him. As we were greeting him and welcoming him back, we couldn't resist and asked the man next to him who he was, he said, "I am the father to Obert!" We thanked him for accompanying his son this time around because during the healing process, especially after the operation, he needs more support. We then asked him what had changed because he initially had refused for his son to be brought for treatment at CURE Zambia but now has decided to accompany him this time around. "When he came back, seeing the state of his leg, I finally believed that this thing is real! I made up mind my that when he goes for review, I will follow. Getting to the reason we did not want him to come for treatment, and looking at how his legs (were), we were convinced that there is nothing that can be done to him apart from amputating the legs, that was our fear," explaines Obert's father. Today Obert went for a dressing change of his cast in the operating theatre, it was a fast procedure. We appreciate your prayers which have not only impacted Obert's life but also his extended family! Photo of Obert

Mar 21, 2018

Obert's last day was awesome! He wasted no time in making maximum use of it in having a good time. He is scheduled to return for his next appointment in April. We are happy that your prayers have been answered, his new cast received new decorations done by the generous members of the team from Woodmen Valley Chapel! We're confident that he'll have many stories to share with the people back home about his experience at CURE. Please remember him in your prayers as he continues to heal! Photo of Obert

Mar 20, 2018

It was a bittersweet feeling witnessing a beautifully decorated cast go! But what comforted our hearts is that it was done in the best interest of Obert! He had a cast change today and we hope that his new one will be decorated tomorrow by the visiting team from Woodmen Valley Chapel Colorado Springs, Colorado who are doing a great job in keeping the kids entertained! Photo of Obert

Mar 19, 2018

Balloons in the air! Obert has had a fun filled day with all our other kids courtesy of the visitors we have around from Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado! On top of all this fun is some good news that has been received today which is, he will be going for a second cast change tomorrow and he is likely to be discharged this week! We thank you for the support and prayers for Obert! Photo of Obert

Mar 16, 2018

Obert keeps on getting better by the day! We are waiting to hear what the doctors will say next week on his progress, but from the way he is looking now and the rate he is healing, he is likely to be discharged soon! Please continue praying for him! Photo of Obert

Mar 15, 2018

Obert was joyful and happy today! He is getting better by the day and he will likely be discharged soon. Your prayers and support are really working, we are very thankful! Photo of Obert

Mar 14, 2018

"I would like thank all those praying for me and supporting [me]," excitingly shared Obert after we finished reading your messages and prayers you have be sending to him. It's so good to see his spirit and hope being uplifted through the messages and prayers you are sending coupled with the amazing work the members of our Spiritual Department are doing in praying with him and encouraging him! For the most of the day he is confined to the bed for he has to keep his leg elevated. Despite having a cast change yesterday he reports that he has not experienced any excessive pain yet. Photo of Obert

Mar 13, 2018

We have returned after a long weekend! Last Thursday we celebrated Women's Day, Friday was also declared a public holiday by our president and on Monday we were celebrating Youth Day! After this long restful weekend, Obert began his week in the operating room were he had a dressing change for his cast. It was quick procedure and he is currently doing fairly well! We appreciate your continued prayers and support for Obert! Photo of Obert

Mar 07, 2018

"I am feeling much better even though the leg looks slightly swollen, it's not paining at all," Obert shared. He is getting a dressing change and a new cast next week and his doctors are impressed with the progress he is making! Obert still needs your prayers and we request that you don't cease in praying for him! Photo of Obert

Mar 06, 2018

Pastor Lubasi was sharing the Word of God and encouraging Obert today! We are happy that he is getting better by the day. "When I spoke to him he indicated that he had accepted his condition. He prays and goes to church back home," said Pastor Lubasi, a member of our spiritual team. At CURE, not only do our kids receive physical healing but they are encouraged and prayed for by our Spiritual team as well! He is getting better by the day because of your prayers and we request that you continue praying for him! Photo of Obert

Mar 05, 2018

"I am feeling much better now and the pain has gone!" Obert shared excitingly. We can safely say Obert has turned into an explorer! He has been taking several runs around the hospital corridors in his wheel chair with other kids. He has been rejuvenated by your prayers and get well messages you have been sending to him! We were sad about the pain he was experiencing but today, due to the grace of God, we are telling a different story! A story of less pain, speedy recovery, and joy! It's always encouraging to see your prayers working. Please continue supporting Obert and praying for him! Photo of Obert

Mar 02, 2018

Obert had a tough night after surgery due to the pain, but he is fighting back! As the day progressed we noticed that he was getting brighter and the pain seemed to have slowed down. He's a fighter! Please keep fighting alongside him by continuing to pray for Obert this weekend! Photo of Obert

Mar 01, 2018

Obert received his first surgery today! His right leg was operated on and small pieces of his bones were removed to allow the leg to be straightened out. He is in pain after the operation, which is understandable, therefore we request your prayers for him so that his wound heals quickly! Photo of Obert

Feb 28, 2018

Obert couldn’t resist the attractiveness and fun filled playroom! Today we spotted him creating a tower with legos! He is surely enjoying his time playing with other kids. He is having is first surgery tommorow and he needs your prayers through this period! Photo of Obert

Feb 27, 2018

Obert is here with us at CURE! The friendly environment has made his settling in very easy. He is scheduled to go to his first surgery this coming Thursday. We would encourage you to be praying for him! Photo of Obert

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