Posts tagged cleft lip


Mary, Joseph, and a miracle

by on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

“I thought she had given birth to an animal. I was waiting to see the tail start growing.” Joseph’s father In remote, sparsely populated communities in Zambia, when something strange occurs, it becomes the talk of the day. Children who are born different become the subject of scrutiny among community members. Baby Joseph came from […]

“Ugly” wasn’t her true identity

by on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm

“I’m sorry if my daughter hides her face from the camera. She often gets called ‘ugly,’” Christyn’s mother, Arlyn, shared. On November 5th, 2018, empty chairs filled the ground-floor lobby at Tebow CURE Hospital, waiting for our usual mix of orthopedic clinic patients along with cleft lip and palate patients attending our cleft clinic. We […]

Bertha’s smile: I just wanna sing

by on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:32 am

“There is a God and He is good,” proclaims Anna. “By some divine intervention, we are able to have surgery!”

World Smile Day: One smile can change the world

by on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5:37 pm

If you live in the United States—or in many other places, for that matter—and you are born with a cleft lip, chances are good you’ll receive treatment as soon as possible from physicians who know exactly how to care for you. If you are the one out of every 700 children born with a cleft condition, and you happen to live in the desert nation of Niger, chances are good you’ll have a hard time finding anyone who knows what a cleft lip is, let alone someone able to repair it.

From ridiculed to radiant

by on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:15 am

“I want the hospital to continue doing a good job and help other people”, he remarked in a satisfied manner, Derek has not stopped looking at his daughter since the surgery. This is what miracles are made of the little gestures of kindness, the affections of strangers, the love of good doctors and the support of the hospital staff. Thank you for making CURE what it is.

Miss World visits CURE Kenya

by on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

A few weeks ago, our little humble hospital started getting a fresh coat of paint. We noticed the floors being scrubbed a little more thoroughly and sidewalks being repaired. There was a bustle around the hospital that made it feel as if Christmas was coming. Soon, there were banners and carpets and CURE shirts being washed and ironed. In the first week of June, Miss World came to visit our hospital where she received a true, warm Kenyan welcome.

Restoring smiles in Kijabe with CURE Kenya and Smile Train

by on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Recently I had the pleasure of spending the day with cleft lip and palate patients at CURE Kenya. These children and their parents had travelled from all over the country following an aggressive mobilization drive by the hospital.

CURE In the News: Week of April 19th, 2015

by on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

CURE Ethiopia “Two Physicians Honored for Charitable Service with MedicalMissions.org Physician of the Year Awards” from PR Newswire CURE International “Finding surgery’s place on the global health agenda” from The Lancet CURE Zambia “Cleft lip reparable – Beit CURE” from Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation 

500 Reasons to Smile

by on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm

CURE Niger, in partnership with Smile Train, just completed it’s 500th cleft correction!

Going the extra mile… or 17km

by on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I’ve always been impressed by Ayouba’s joyful attitude and humble heart. Now he has become an example of how to “go the extra mile,” this time literally, to help those in need. Because of his actions, Binta had a successful surgery and will have a new life. Ayouba makes it easy to see how Jesus makes a difference in the lives of those who submit themselves to Him.

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