A year of unforgettable stories

There are only a dozen stories below, but there could have been hundreds. It’s been a truly incredible year for CURE, full of joys and challenges, and we hope you see that in each of these stories. We also hope you know that without your prayers and support, none of them would have been possible.

2014 in Review

Seen, heard, and remembered

May Review David

Former CUREkids Coordinator in Kenya and current CUREkids manager Jenny England demonstrated how the strongest bonds aren’t always built on speaking the same language.


 

CURE on the radio

Oct in Review Brant Radio

Thanks to the addition of Brant Hansen as our first-ever Storyteller, CURE has been able to reach a whole new audience through nationwide radio shows.


 

Remembering a faithful friend

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CURE President and CEO Dale Brantner reflected on the tragic event that occurred at our hospital in Afghanistan and reaffirmed CURE’s commitment to love and serve the people of Afghanistan.


 

When healing means freedom from hiding

Sept in Review Lauri

Surgery at CURE is so much more than physical transformation. For Lauri, surgery meant freedom from hiding and the ability to pursue his dreams.


 

The story of a smile

Oct in Review Sharifa

We celebrated World Smile Day by sharing Sharifa’s incredible story. Her smile – and her whole life! – were completely transformed at CURE Niger.


 

A brand new cure.org

Blog Week in Review Launch

2014 ushered in a beautiful (and beautifully functional) makeover for cure.org. CURE CTO Joel Worrall explained some of the new website’s highlights and cool features.


 

Little bodies, big hearts

Little Bodies Big Hearts in Review

CURE Global Outreach Coordinator Jess Johns went to Uganda and experienced how imperfect people who choose obedience can make a huge difference.


 

Welcome aboard, Chris Tomlin

Tomlin in Review

Having Chris Tomlin join CURE’s Board of Directors was definitely a highlight for us this year. Chris shared why he decided to join CURE and why healing matters to him in this interview.


 

It’s really Clayton Kershaw

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Some of the kids at our hospital in Santo Domingo got a nice surprise when baseball star Clayton Kershaw visited CURE Dominican Republic. The young man pictured above may have been the most surprised of all; he couldn’t believe he was actually meeting Clayton!


 

821 Drawings

821 drawings in review

Aramatou spent a lot of time in art therapy while recovering at CURE Niger, but she emerged with more than a beautiful collection of colors on a page. These 821 drawings helped Aramatou find hope and healing.


 

Kids are finding healing at Tebow CURE

Ruby Anne in Review

The Tebow CURE Hospital is officially open and treating kids in Davao City, Philippines! We were so excited to meet Ruby Anne, the hospital’s first patient.


 

You are the light of the world

Blog Week in Review Evelyn

If you’ve ever given to CURE, prayed for our patients and families, or supported our mission in any way, you are shining the light of healing for the kids we serve.


 

Thanks for a great year!

We couldn’t do this without you. Help us provide healing for even more kids in 2015 by becoming a CURE Hero and helping a different child every month.

Photo of the Beka Watts

About the Author:

Beka is CURE's Content Coordinator, which means she gets to spend her days sharing stories of life-changing healing across a variety of platforms, including CURE's blog and social media channels. She also frequently travels to CURE hospitals and program locations as part of the media team. You can follow her travels on Instagram using the hashtag #bekagoes.