Posts tagged CURE Uganda


The Miracle of Marion: One Mother’s Story

by on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:20 pm

When Kim Goodman walked into CURE Uganda and first glimpsed the mothers waiting in the ward, her heart broke a little. She saw weary moms from all parts of the country and beyond, many who rode for days on hot buses that careened along bumpy, dusty, unpaved roads with infants in arms—infants suffering from hydrocephalus. […]

Physiotherapy a key component at CURE Uganda

by on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm

“What motivates me in my work is the team here and the fact that I am playing a part in transforming the lives of children and bringing healing to them. “Once there (was) a little girl who got a tumor, and it affected her body structure in that she stopped walking and couldn’t even sit. […]

From Tennessee to Uganda

by on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:57 am

It was seven years from this past June that my family and I first discovered the word “hydrocephalus.” We had never heard the term before, but after we did our lives changed in so many ways. Our son, Eliot, was born on June 10th, 2011, with both a large cyst in the middle of his […]

The Instant Sorority

by on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Imagine suddenly being considered a freak. It’s because of your baby. Your baby was fine … until she wasn’t. Her head started growing to inexplicable proportions. You’ve never seen anything like it. Neither has your husband, who calls you cursed and abandons you. Your community, your family turn their backs on you, too. You are […]

A Tale of Two Winnies

by on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm

A few years back, Winnie, a 22-year-old woman from western Uganda, left her home in search of employment in the city of Kampala. She did find work. Eventually, she even started her own business selling matooke (plantains). Some time later, Winnie gave birth to a baby girl. She named her Winnie. She was shocked to […]

Family finds purpose in medical missions

by on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm

“I have really enjoyed getting the feeling my whole family is a part of this endeavor and part of this ministry; it is not just me working. It is all of us taking part in it together, all the way down to Emery making the nurses laugh.”  Jacob Lepard Jacob Lepard is a fifth-year neurosurgery resident […]

Unsung Heroes: The groundskeepers of CURE Uganda

by on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 6:49 am

“The ground was not leveled. It was like the bush— it was not beautified like it is now. There were no flowers; just a plain ground,” said Abasa, a groundskeeper at CURE Uganda. In 2003, before CURE Uganda’s construction, the surrounding land was a marsh. The hospital partnered with Pastor Peter, a landscape architect with […]

Dr. Mousa brings innovative ETV/CPC procedure to Indonesia

by on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm

“In my hometown, neurosurgery doesn’t happen often,” says Dr. Mousa, a fellow in the CURE Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida (CHSB) program. Dr. Mousa’s use of the word “hometown” may make you think of someplace small, but his Indonesian city contains a population of 7 million. “There are many motorcycle accidents and also many pediatric needs […]

CURE Uganda’s new playroom provides rest for the weary

by on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:25 pm

There is an oasis where laughter and prayer replace the sound of monitor beeps. It’s a place to escape from blood work and cerebrospinal taps; a place for kids to play, parents to be encouraged, and the worries that accompany sickness to disappear. This beautiful oasis is the CURE Uganda playroom. In this brightly painted room, […]

Ministering to families through food

by on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 8:58 am

These cooks have genuine passion for both food and ministry. Meet the cooks of CURE Uganda.

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