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What they found in the dirt
A friend of mine sent me a video the other day, and I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing. You can see it for yourself, but if you don’t…
What Precious Can Do
Things Precious can do: 1. Make requests about her needs, especially as they pertain to footwear, while offering a free tutorial on how to make the perfect duck face. One…
A mother’s joy: Jaden’s story
“Come quick! They have removed the casts and I can already see the difference!” I could feel her excitement when I read Loria’s text message. In a hurry, I grabbed my camera,…
A patient’s journey: Grandma’s Miracle
A small medical table sits in a room waiting with a bucket of warm water next to it. It has been a long day and prayers have been said for…
Why do you do this?
Martena is three years old. She and her brother, Gerges, have suffered from cerebral palsy since the day they were born. As a result, their legs have not developed normally,…
The voice Cherilyn found
The first two times I asked Cherilyn what happened on the day she broke her leg, she told me she didn’t really remember. Her face showed some of the emotions…
I won’t forget
It took less than 60 seconds of exchanging smiles with Agnes for her to start talking with me. She only spoke a little bit of English but used every word at her disposal to talk about Maureen, of whom she couldn’t be more proud. Soon, Agnes was holding my hand in the back of the ambulance, smiling and laughing and telling stories.
Then, she turned serious. “We are suffering,” she said. I looked back at her a bit confused because we were just talking about how happy she was now that Maureen was healed. I asked her to explain. She told me that they were hungry, that they needed food, and that they suffer.
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.
Padde is a walking testimonial
While escorting the two towards the main gate of CURE Uganda, I mention that I’m always grateful to meet humble patients like Padde. His father stops his steps and corrects me. “Padde is no longer a patient.” As a confused look sets across my face, he leans over and tells me, “patients still need help. Padde is cured.”
You are the light of the world
A lot of the kids we meet are familiar with darkness. It comes in a variety of forms: being hidden from sight, receiving abuse from relatives, feeling an acute sense of hopelessness that healing might be impossible. Darkness, literally and figuratively, is very real for kids with physical disabilities in the developing world. When I met Evelyn and Willy and heard their story, I saw what happens when light shines in the darkness.
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