Posts tagged Surgery


Wounds that Lead to Healing

by on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:13 am

Being a storyteller gives me the privilege to witness modern-day miracles at the hospital. I get to see kids wear their first-ever pair of shoes, walk with both feet flat on the ground, and stand tall when they could do none of these things before. I am grateful to see healing happen right before my […]

Mead Minutes: A long road

by on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

Dr. Mead talks about his time in the Philippines and a describes a complex surgery.

Mead Minutes: Miracle fruit and hubris

by on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Walking the neighborhood, I see trees filled with mangos, papayas, bananas, coconuts, and more in differing stages of development. Down the street, pineapples perch on their stalks above the spiky leaves.

Bertha’s smile: I just wanna sing

by on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:32 am

“There is a God and He is good,” proclaims Anna. “By some divine intervention, we are able to have surgery!”

Bruno Brothers: Living a dream

by on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm

I met Tamandami and her sons Francis and Blessings over a year ago. They were the sort of patients that made an impression, not only because they have a rare condition, but because of their personalities.

Mead Minutes: Wonders of the World

by on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Victoria Falls definitely deserves its title as a Natural Wonder of the World. My week at the hospital was filled with many of the usual cases, but there was also a particular child, Mazuba, who had gone fishing with friends and was attacked by a crocodile.

Psalm’s healing journey: A birthday prayer answered

by on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

When I gave birth to Psalm, the pediatrician noticed he had short extremities and a short torso compared to other Filipino children. As he grew, we noticed that he was significantly shorter than other growing children of his age.

Mead Minutes: A hand to heal

by on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Hello from the land of dust! The winds have been blowing and filling the air with a fine haze of brown. People cover up as they walk into the wind. We have been keeping busy at CURE Niger as kids with deformities just keep coming through our doors.

The Ritual of Healing II

by on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm

This photo essay explains the process of some of the surgeries that still fascinate me. I understand the process and how it works a lot better than I did a year ago, but it’s still amazing to me to see how God created the human body to heal, and how doctors have used their knowledge of that healing process to do things I wouldn’t think possible in order to correct deformities.

Smiles from around Kenya

by on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:14 am

Some had children from the villages treated at CURE or had heard of CURE from word of mouth. In one school, the principal was more than happy to to receive us. “You are from Kijabe? Your hospital did a great thing to my son some years back!” he told us excitedly. Others had not only never heard of CURE, but didn’t even know that some of the deformities affecting the village population could be corrected. “I don’t believe it, how can surgery be done on a bone?” one parent asked us.

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