Posts tagged hydrocephalus


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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healing in Northern Uganda

by on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Many times when we travel for our satellite clinics, we keep our hopes up that while we are reviewing our former patients, they will be doing better than they were when they left the hospital. Recently, we had a trip to Northern Uganda where we met several of our old patients.

Uganda celebrates World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

by on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:27 am

Families from across Uganda came out to help spread the word about the causes and treatment of hydrocephalus and spina bifida.

We love seeing huge smiles from CUREkids ready to get their cleft lip surgeries. Xein Mel, who is just seven months old, is about to get her cleft lip fixed!

CURE in the News: Week of January 7, 2018

by on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Dr. Venditti travels to the Philippines to heal kids with cleft lip, Dr. Mathew Varghese makes Bill Gate’s blog, and Health and Medicine looks at going shuntless with CURE Hydrocephalus.

Dr. Le Quang My, Vietnam neurosurgeon

by on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm

“I like to kick the ball up and try to keep it as long as possible, certainly when I play alone. I have to stand for a long time when I do surgery, especially neurosurgery. So, playing soccer helps me train my leg… In soccer, even [if] you are a good player, you need another […]

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