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  • Next Appointment 08/31/2020

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

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

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Milan's Story

“I want to be a nurse because I like helping people,” Milan told us dreaming of his future once he's finished with us here at CURE Zambia.

Milan is 17 years old and has had to deal with two clubfeet since the day he was born. His life h… Read more

“I want to be a nurse because I like helping people,” Milan told us dreaming of his future once he's finished with us here at CURE Zambia.

Milan is 17 years old and has had to deal with two clubfeet since the day he was born. His life has not been short of challenges due to his condition. “I can’t walk a long distance. If I do, my legs feet start hurting. I can't wear shoes. I can’t even manage to help with house chore or work in fields,” shares Milan. He has simple dreams of being able to walk without pain and wear shoes like everyone else.

Several years ago, Milan and his family learned that clubfoot is a medically treatable condition and went to the closest hospital. Unfortunately, they were turned away saying his feet were too far gone for this hospital to help them. They went home dejected but thankfully Milan is surrounded by a good and supporting community who helped them through this time.

It wasn't until earlier this year when Milan was walking through a market when the wife of our Spiritual Director saw him and told him to come see us. Now that Milan is here, we will straighten his feet and get him walking without pain, wearing shoes, and taking the first steps towards one day becoming a nurse!

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Jul 02, 2020

Milan has gone home. We organized his transport together with other kids from his area who were headed to the northern part of the country. When he comes back in a few weeks, he will have surgery on the second leg. Please be praying for Milan's healing! Photo of Milan

Jun 30, 2020

Milan was discharged and he is now only using crutches made at the hospital’s workshop. In the meantime, we set up a table in the chapel and he is busy playing with other kids! Photo of Milan

Jun 29, 2020

Another patient, Isaac, came to visit Millan at his bedside today. They were both sharing their experiences recovering from surgery and also encouraging each other through the process. Today Milan had a quick dressing change and he has been given a go ahead by the surgeon to go home in a few days when he stabilizes! Photo of Milan

Jun 26, 2020

Milan is still struggling a little from yesterday's surgery. He has been experiencing some discomfort, but our nurses are doing everything possible to make him comfortable. Here you can see nurse Luyando helping Milan position his leg properly so that it stays elevated and keeps it from swelling. Please pray that this young man experiences some rest and comfort over the weekend! Photo of Milan

Jun 25, 2020

Milan had a small follow up procedure today and since it's winter in Zambia, he convinced the nurses to let him wear a sweater and pants on his way to the OR which he then had to take off before he went in! His procedure went well and already back in the ward recovering. Photo of Milan

Jun 24, 2020

The place were the playroom is located in the children's ward is has been closed because of the renovations taking place in that part of the ward. Thankfully, when our outpatient department was expanded last year and a playroom was included in the design. The kids from the ward are now making use of it as their playroom temporarily! Regardless of changes in the infrastructure of the hospital, play and healing for kids continues. As part of his post-op rehabilitation Milan was part of kids in our playroom today! Photo of Milan

Jun 23, 2020

Milan has had his first surgery! Because of severity of his deformity on both feet, each foot will have two or more surgical procedures over a period of time. Dr. Lastroni began with the Milan's right foot and another surgery! Photo of Milan

Jun 12, 2020

Milan has lived with clubfoot for 17 years. Thankfully, he finally heard about CURE Zambia and the disability he has had for many years is about to corrected! Please join us in Milan's healing by remembering to be praying for him. It will be a long journey, but it is worth it! Photo of Milan

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