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

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

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Lizzy's Story

“It looks like she inherited this problem from the mother who has a similar type of disability,” says Amose, Lizzy's father.

Lizzy is a beautiful 12-year girl, second born in her family of five. Her father narrates that, “she was born … Read more

“It looks like she inherited this problem from the mother who has a similar type of disability,” says Amose, Lizzy's father.

Lizzy is a beautiful 12-year girl, second born in her family of five. Her father narrates that, “she was born a normal child, at one year she started crawling, she started walking at two years properly without any signs of a disability, but when she turned six, her legs began to abnormally bend and she would complain of pain. I got concerned.”

When Lizzy's mother was between 14 and 15 years old, her feet started bending in the similar fashion that Lizzy’s did. Members of Amose's family and community even condemned his decision to marry someone with a disability. When Lizzy’s legs started bending it somewhat validated the sentiments of those who used to laugh at him. Unfortunately when he took her to a local hospital near their village he got a response any caring parent in his predicament would not wish to get. “When I took her to the hospital they said there is nothing they could do about her condition, I was left with no option apart from going back home.”

In the midst of condemnation from family members and members of the community he stood strong for his family. “I had to be strong, ignore the negative comments. How can I divorce someone whom I have five children with? I tell people that these are God’s plans!” Amose says proudly and adds that his wife does all the house chores regardless of her physical state.

Lizzy is in the grade 2 and although she faces challenges walking to school because of the distance, she remains determined and says, “I want to be a teacher.”

Lizzy's family relocated to a different district two years ago in search for greener pastures. Amose does piece works, which are mostly casual labor. He adds that the relocation helped because in the new place there were less negative comments about his wife’s and Lizzy’s condition. Seeing that Lizzy is still young he thought there could be a chance of getting her helped and with determination in seeking for help he decided to take her to a hospital in that area. The visit turned out not to be in vain as the previous visits were. Thankfully, she was referred to the hospital were Dr. Moyo, one of our orthopedic surgeons travels to have clinics. An appointment was scheduled in line with the time that Dr. Moyo would be visiting the hospital, and he saw her and recommended she be brought to CURE for her condition to be corrected. Amose says he was assured that that she will be fine. We are thrilled that Lizzy is here with us and are excited to witness how healing can change the course of her life. Please pray with us that they would know the love of Jesus throughout their time here and that they leave encouraged!

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Apr 16, 2018

Smiles at the last! "I am very happy that my child has finally gotten medical attention at last and thankful to CURE for the opportunity," says Amose, Lizzy's father. The news of Lizzy being discharged has brought happiness to her and her father, who has been very instrumental in seeking help for her condition. Due to her continued improvement during recovery, Lizzy gets to go home today and she be reviewed at the hospital near where she lives in four weeks time. We will keep you posted for any updates! We are happy that through your prayers and support we have put a smile on the father's face and that her condition has been corrected to open up many possibilities in her life! Photo of Lizzy

Apr 13, 2018

Lizzy had surgery today! Small cuts were made at the back of her leg to release the muscles and allow her feet room to get in the right position. To support the new foot position, casts have been put on and Lizzy's lower legs will have to be elevated to avoid swelling. We are happy that the operation went on well, thank you for your support and prayers! Photo of Lizzy

Apr 12, 2018

It was another fun packed day for Lizzy! Most of her day was spent in the playroom. Parents of one of our co-workers, Andrew, are visiting and they have been taking time interacting with our kids which is awesome, we appreciate this generous gesture! Lizzy will be having her surgery tomorrow and she needs your prayers! Please pray that all goes well tomorrow and that no complications should arise from the surgery. Photo of Lizzy

Apr 11, 2018

Lizzy had a grand time in the playroom today! We were blessed to join her with the our other kids in the playroom. They were taught about how God created the heavens and the earth. They were also reminded of the love and care of our God. After the lessons and before they began playing with toys, they spent time in prayer which was super cool! You can also join in prayer by praying for Lizzy and rest of our CUREkids in the hospital! Photo of Lizzy

Apr 10, 2018

Lizzy is here with us and she is fitting in and bonding with our kids in the ward well! She will be having her first surgery this coming Friday. She really needs your prayers during this period, please remember her! Photo of Lizzy

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