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Resilience, determination, and a restored faith
Mwamba was running around in the yard when she decided to jump over a pot of boiling water, which was set aside for their morning tea. Unfortunately, her little legs miscalculated the danger involved. She tripped on the pot, and all the contents of it spilled on her little body.
Mead Minutes: Your passion, your gifts, your mission
What special skills or gifts do you have to share? Maybe you could mentor someone in how to be a mom. Maybe you could teach budgeting and shopping within the budget. Maybe you are gifted to share a vision or are the one to fund the vision as others go. Maybe you are to listen with a caring heart.
We are designed for a special calling. You can feel that hole where the call fits.
Mead Minutes: Challenges and Triumphs
The week was a very busy one for the Tebow CURE Hospital. Not only did we have a good group of patients arrive for surgery, but the surgeries were challenges as well. We had very crooked arms to straighten, a patient with a 90 degree scoliosis curve to adjust and fuse, a young girl with malformations of her spine that were unstable so a fusion was needed to stop progressive deformity, and many other challenges.
Mary Bernard: Patience
Tigist is a little girl who is 11 months old. The name Tigist means “patience.” Her mother is a young woman who loves her little girl very much. Her mother was taken by force and “married” illegally, meaning the man took her, raped her, and forced her to stay with him. Eventually she became pregnant. […]
Something Wonderful: Boucari
Today I had a wonderful surprise… Boucari came to the CURE Hospital! I had not see him since June, when he left after staying with us about three months. When I first met him, he was shy and did not give me eye contact. You see, Boucari had been severely burned in a cooking fire […]
Mary Bernard: Scabies and casts don’t mix well
Our first case today was a little boy who needed surgery to correct a deformity of his leg. His cast would be on for three months. He came from an orphanage. The problem is, when we examined him, it was apparent that he had a severe scabies infection. Mercifully, the surgeon decided it would be […]
Patient story: Monica Kamana
If there’s one thing children worldwide have in common, its a love for playtime. Six year old, Monica Kamana is no exception; she loves to play and embarks on new adventures daily. There is no shortage of friends to play with since she lives in a high density area, referred to as a “slum,” in […]
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