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Catherine is Taller!
“There are people who laugh at me. I do get upset because of that,” shares Catherine. Catherine’s condition was very visible, and she attracted attention because of it. She appeared to be shorter than her actual height because of her severely bowed legs. This 13-year-old girl comes from the northern part of the country and […]
A Character Brought to Life: Pemphero’s Story
“CURE Malawi hospital is not only healing Pemphero physically but also bringing his true character to life,” explained Pemphero’s brother-in-law. Pemphero came to CURE Malawi with a bowed right leg he had since birth. Growing up in the villages with a disability was not easy. He became an outcast and suffered tremendous loneliness. In an attempt […]
Sending Love and Encouragement
Have you had surgery? Has your child? Even if you were anxiously awaiting treatment, you were probably a bit nervous, scared, and unsure. So, you can understand how many of the children and parents feel that come to CURE hospitals for treatment. Part of the holistic treatment at CURE hospitals is addressing how the patient […]
Internet scrolling you can feel good about
Here’s the thing: We scroll through a thousand things every day. A deluge of emails. An increasingly divisive steam of social media posts. Mindless surfing of a website or twenty. Those aren’t bad things, they just aren’t really all that life-giving most of the time. CUREkids is the opposite of that.
Wherever Jesus is, healing follows
It’s no secret that Jesus spent a lot of time healing people, but He didn’t necessarily spend a lot of time seeking out people to heal. In Matthew, crowds came to Jesus and placed people with a variety of disabilities at His feet. An entire town gathered at His door in Mark and He healed many of their diseases. A paralyzed man was carried on a mat and brought before Jesus in Luke. In John, a man found Jesus as soon as He arrived in town and begged Him to heal his son.
“All my fears are behind me”
The first time we met John Paul at clinic, he was sitting in the happiest place in the hospital—the playroom—unsuccessfully fighting back tears. A recent fall had left his upper leg in severe pain, and it wasn’t getting any better. We tried to cheer him up with activities, conversation, and anything to distract him. He hadn’t […]
Is God a crutch?
A few weeks ago, I started seeing a video about crutches pop up all over the place. In this video we see an exciting new redesign for crutches, which basically haven’t changed much or been improved upon since the American Civil War, 150 years ago. It was interesting to see this redesign, since we see a lot of crutches here at the hospital.
In the midst of brokenness
There is so much brokenness in the world. Broken homes, broken lives and broken hearts. I’m becoming more and more aware of this as I travel around the world. Brokenness is real. It’s so evident in other countries, but it’s also here at home as well. It just feels more broken outside the boundaries of my familiarity.
Wife, Mother, Farmer, CUREkids Encourager Extraordinaire
Karen Paulus, a long-time supporter of CURE, sent her first CUREkids get well message in 2012, and in the years since, she has become our most prolific encourager, sending hundreds of messages to kids in CURE hospitals.
Facing trials with joy
This morning, I took time away from my busy-ness to read some of the updates of the CUREkids. Hopeful images of shining smiles in times of distress called me out of my drone-like existence and challenged my apathy. It was said of a girl named Sirgut that, “even if she is in pain sometimes, she always has a beautiful smile on her face to everyone who passes by.” Reading this convicted me of my own discontentment.
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