Posts tagged Zambia
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 […]
Contributing to anesthesia training in Zambia
Zambia has a population of about 18 million, and as of the last count, there are about 42 physician anesthetists and 176 non-physician anesthetists who are employed by the Ministry of Health. It is clear that the number of practicing anesthetists in the country is far from adequate to serve the entire population. The areas […]
Mary, Joseph, and a miracle
“I thought she had given birth to an animal. I was waiting to see the tail start growing.” Joseph’s father In remote, sparsely populated communities in Zambia, when something strange occurs, it becomes the talk of the day. Children who are born different become the subject of scrutiny among community members. Baby Joseph came from […]
Who will lift my burden?
An International Women’s Day reflection based on the experiences of CURE mums in Zambia I rise up early in the morning—sweeping the yard in the midst of raising dust as it has not rained for sometime due to climate change; later on I prepare breakfast for my husband, so that by the time he wakes […]
Thank you for making #GivingTuesday a smashing success!
On #GivingTuesday, CURE set out to fund 15 surgeries for 15 children in need of healing. Because of your incredible generosity, we surpassed that goal not once, but twice over. In fact, we’re still tallying the total amount of money raised! Additional donations from individual fundraisers keep rolling in. “Thank you” doesn’t quite seem strong […]
Our fathers’ Father: He has us all on His back
This was holiday that we have never really celebrated in my family: Father’s Day. Our father died when we were very young, and we were raised by the strong will of our mother.
CURE in the News: Week of September 11, 2016
A collection of news items mentioning CURE.
From ridiculed to radiant
“I want the hospital to continue doing a good job and help other people”, he remarked in a satisfied manner, Derek has not stopped looking at his daughter since the surgery. This is what miracles are made of the little gestures of kindness, the affections of strangers, the love of good doctors and the support of the hospital staff. Thank you for making CURE what it is.
My CURE trip to Zambia: A journey of beauty and connections
When I found out about the mission trip to Zambia, I was hesitant at first; not fully trusting I could raise enough money (God clearly proved He is way bigger than my worries or doubts). There was a string pulling on my heart to take the next step with CURE and go on a CURE trip to Zambia, Africa. So off I went, a little nervous and unsure of what to expect, but when God says go, you just have to trust and go.
Living a fuller life in Zambia
I love to slow down to take time to get to talk with my patients, slow down to sit with them, talk with them, hold them, pray for them, comfort & encourage them, come to know their story, what their name is, why they are here, and what their biggest needs are. I am continually reminded of why I became a nurse in the first place, which at the end of the day sits deep in my heart more than any other challenge I may have faced throughout the day, week, or month.
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