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Against All Odds: Faiscale’s Story

by on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

A gas tank and one wrong move caused Faiscale’s disability and killed the driver of the other vehicle. The teenager was driving his motorcycle home from work one day when another bike carrying a gas tank tried to pass, but the man miscalculated and slammed into the back of Faiscale’s motorcycle. The tank exploded, and […]

Resilience, determination, and a restored faith

by on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Mwamba was running around in the yard when she decided to jump over a pot of boiling water, which was set aside for their morning tea. Unfortunately, her little legs miscalculated the danger involved. She tripped on the pot, and all the contents of it spilled on her little body.

Mead Minutes: Your passion, your gifts, your mission

by on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:04 pm

What special skills or gifts do you have to share? Maybe you could mentor someone in how to be a mom. Maybe you could teach budgeting and shopping within the budget. Maybe you are gifted to share a vision or are the one to fund the vision as others go. Maybe you are to listen with a caring heart.
We are designed for a special calling. You can feel that hole where the call fits.

Being a teenager isn’t easy

by on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

We see teenagers on a weekly basis at Tebow CURE Hospital. Instead of braces on their teeth, they have big, bulky braces on their legs, that is, if they’re not saddled by a wheelchair. They would gladly wear short, crooked bangs if it meant trading in the permanent burn scars on their bodies. And a pimple? Laughable compared to their clubfeet that people have stared at since birth. They deal with whispers, questions, and teasing daily, yet a handful of these kids amaze us with their ability to “rise above” and still be normal teens.

Mead Minutes: Challenges and Triumphs

by on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

The week was a very busy one for the Tebow CURE Hospital. Not only did we have a good group of patients arrive for surgery, but the surgeries were challenges as well. We had very crooked arms to straighten, a patient with a 90 degree scoliosis curve to adjust and fuse, a young girl with malformations of her spine that were unstable so a fusion was needed to stop progressive deformity, and many other challenges.

Patient story: Joana Gibson

by on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:14 am

Joana Gibson is nine years old and has been through more struggles in those nine years than most people will face in a lifetime. She and her father, Gibson Bemberezi, come from Layison Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwansambo in NKhota kota District of Malawi. As a family they worship at Church of […]

Revisiting David

by on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 10:53 am

This past week, having completed my second three week period in Malawi, I returned to Kenya.  I am actually on my way (over two weeks) back to the USA to the head office and to regroup before returning to consult and guide a new project through infancy in Malawi (more on that later). On my […]

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