Glenda

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  • Age15
  • Conditioncleft lip
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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 Glenda. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Glenda's Story

“After her birth, it was hard to accept her. I wanted to stop breastfeeding her,” Glenda's mother Agness admits to us. The stigma's against disabilities such as Glenda's cleft lip are so strong in Zambia that even Agness was unsure what to do. … Read more

“After her birth, it was hard to accept her. I wanted to stop breastfeeding her,” Glenda's mother Agness admits to us. The stigma's against disabilities such as Glenda's cleft lip are so strong in Zambia that even Agness was unsure what to do. Thankfully, Agness has a strong uncle who set her straight. He encouraged her that there is nothing wrong with Glenda. He even threatened Agness that is he heard anything bad has happened to Glenda, he will deal with Agness severely. Agness was shocked at the time, but came to see the wisdom in his words as she loves Glenda dearly.

Unfortunately, Agness and Glenda's community did not come to share this love. In Zambia, disabilities are often seen as a punishment. People would accuse Agness saying "people don't give birth to such children. For you to give birth to her, you must have been stealing during pregnancy or you were doing other bad things.”

Agness and Glenda have lived with Glenda's cleft lip for 15 years now, putting up with the physical, social, and emotional discrimination that comes with a disability. Glenda tries to live like a normal child but it is not easy because of the attention her face attracts. She is in eight grade and she does really well at school! She aspires to become a soldier. Glenda's prospects of achieving her aspirations started to improve when one of their relatives heard about us at CURE Zambia and passed on the news!

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Jul 28, 2020

Living with a cleft lip for so many years has been a traumatic experience for Glenda. Even though she's had her surgery, it will still take time to adjust to her new life and face. Our nurses have showed herself in a mirror several times to help psychologically as they celebrate her the healing. Medically, she is doing well and she has been discharged. She'll come back in a few weeks for a follow up visit! Photo of Glenda

Jul 27, 2020

In this photo, Dr. Felicilda was checking Glenda's lip after a successfully cleft lip repair surgery! The young girl had her surgery, much to the delight of her mother Agness who was excited to see her daughter when she came back from the OR. There were no complications during the surgery and Glenda is recovering back in the ward now! Photo of Glenda

Jul 23, 2020

Meet the lovely young lady Glenda. She is 15 years old and has lived with cleft lip all these years. Thankfully, she heard about us and managed to get here! Glenda is about receive a life transforming surgery to repair her lip! Photo of Glenda

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