Posts tagged patient story

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 […]

Joy and the Witch Doctor

by on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

  Change the life of a child  

Meet Malinda

by on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:18 am

Malinda’s family thought someone used witchcraft on her. CURE was able to heal her and give her a new life. There are other children just like Malinda who need your support.  Find one today at, pray for them, give towards their medical needs, and share their story with your friends and family. With your […]

Patient Story: Ahmed Kader

by on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

Ahmed Kader lives in a remote village outside Agadez, in the north of Niger. No one in his family had ever seen clubfoot before he was born. Born with severe bilateral clubfoot, his parents, relatives, and villagers were all convinced he was a demon. They rejected him, and even considered throwing him in the river. […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Malika

by on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 5:59 am

Malika Hama has grown up at CURE. Malika first came to the CURE hospital when she was only a few months old. She was born in Niamey, with a cleft lip, so her mother Saley brought her to the hospital for a consultation. She was very malnourished and very skinny, but always smiling. Our policy […]

Anna Haas: This is Cesar

by on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:08 am

Meet my little buddy Cesar. This is a picture of him from a few days ago, quite a different child from when I met him a few months ago.

Mary Bernard: Hanna

by on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

We heard a story at chapel this morning at CURE from our spiritual director, Mesfin.  He traveled last week to the village of Shone, 375 km south of Addis.  He and other CURE staff were invited to the village to have a thanksgiving celebration for the healing of a girl in the village.  Her name […]

Jonathan and David

by on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 6:25 am

Blood runs deep. There is an unseen connection between brothers. Even though you may not have similar interests, you still have a strong bond. But what if you not only grew up with someone with that blood connection, but you also shared something no one else you know shared: the same disability.

Mary Bernard: Shame Destroyer

by on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 6:29 am

His name was Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth’s name meant “shame destroyer.” He was dropped as an infant and had been paraplegic ever since. In the ancient world that meant a life of shame and isolation. He came from a family that had been in power, had done some evil things, and was overthrown and discredited. But the […]

Josh & Julie Korn: Indomitable Lions

by on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:18 am

Derrick is a young man from Cameroon. He is only 21 years old, but he has already experienced enough suffering and hardship to last a lifetime. A few years ago he developed a tumor on his leg. His parents took him to see various doctors who were not able to help him, and they began […]

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