Posts tagged clubfoot


Traveling from Zimbabwe to Zambia to be healed: Christian finds a way!

by on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:05 pm

Christian is a strong, intelligent, young Zimbabwean man who just so happened to be born with a condition called clubfoot. With this condition, his feet essentially curve in on themselves. His condition was immediately obvious and his mother Iris, not one to sit idly by, jumped into action. Christian’s first few months were a flurry […]

Finding Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love at CURE Kenya

by on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Four words hold great significance for Christians during the Advent season and are celebrated by lighting a candle the four Sundays leading up to Christmas.  Hope Peace Joy Love These four words are powerful. They are words to be pondered. They are words that encompass aspects of healing that we strive to give our patients […]

Bezuayehu now walks without pain and with a purpose

by on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:02 am

Bezuayehu is an energetic young boy! When he meets people for the first time, he is shy, but it doesn’t take him long to reveal his playful side. Before coming to CURE, things were hard for Bezuayehu, kids made fun of his condition and called him names. He was sad all the time. Bezuayehu was […]

Investing in Surgical Training to Reach More Children in Need

by on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:17 am

You know that story in the Bible where the boss is going on a long business trip, and he gives three of his employees some cash to see what they can do with it while he’s gone. The first one freaks out and stuffs the cash under his mattress just to keep it safe until […]

Emotional and Physical Healing for Habtemariam

by on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

By all definitions, Habtemariam was a difficult child. After arriving at CURE Ethiopia, he quickly established a reputation for being a “rebash,” or a trouble maker in English. He was constantly starting fights with the other kids. He would cry when he didn’t get his way, and he was blatantly and publicly disrespectful towards his […]

A Father’s Unconditional Love brings Healing

by on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:52 am

It’s rare to see a father in the CURE Malawi ward. Malawi is an extremely patriarchal society. This means that it is the fathers that generally earn the money to provide for their family, and it is the mothers who are responsible for caring and raising a child. An aunt or grandmother will often step […]

Love Changes Everything: Meet Gabriel

by on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 8:40 am

Gabriel is a returning patient that has come to CURE Kenya for multiple surgeries. He was named after the angel Gabriel who came to proclaim Jesus’ birth. “Gabriel is like a testimony for me,” Esther said. Born a few weeks premature, Gabriel was born with a whole lot of struggles. He spent the first months […]

Mysterious Past, Bright Future: Meet Slinthe

by on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

His name is Slinthe. But, he hasn’t always been known as Slinthe. You see, Slinthe has a unique story. Slinthe was found asking for money on the street. When asked his name he’d reply “Poa,” which is Swahili for “fine.” This was his standard answer, and “poa” sounds a bit like Paul. Because of this, […]

Standing Tall – Adoy’s Story

by on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

John Arnold, also known as “Adoy” to his dear family and friends, is full of character! He is jolly and friendly and very polite to everyone. But, even though he’s the kind of kid that you’d want to hang out with all day, he is still bullied due to his disability. He was born without […]

A new approach to untreated clubfoot

by on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The scourge of clubfoot in a child or adolescent that has never had treatment is something that we experience daily here at CURE Ethiopia. There are an estimated 40,000 children in the country with clubfoot. Clubfoot is a condition which can be easily treated in infancy, however, if it is left untreated, it will often […]

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