Posts tagged CURE Niger
Chance meeting means healing for Gali
“His father wants nothing to do with him because of his condition,” Gali’s mother tells us, her voice heavy with sadness. “[Gali’s father] will not give money for food or…
Mead Minutes: God of the impossible
Bonjour! Early in the mornings, a cool breeze blows in Niamey, Niger. The horizon has a brownish tint as the dust rises to shift position. People gather around small, charcoal fires preparing their…
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.
Aramatou was so excited to see her work laid out in that way; it was visually striking. She kept saying, “I can’t believe I did all this.” It was a powerful image, not just of the fact that she made some pretty pictures, but of all she has accomplished. She has changed, grown, and blossomed, just like the flowers that she loves to draw.
The story of a smile
Happy Friday, and happy World Smile Day! To celebrate, we’d like to share Sharifa’s story with you.
Sharifa is one of many children whose smiles have been restored through cleft surgery at CURE. Thanks to the CUREkids program, we’ve been able to follow her story since she first came to CURE Niger in May.
It’s incredible to see the change one surgery can make. It certainly made quite a change for Sharifa! Here is a portion of her journey at CURE Niger, as told by Jamile Lopes, our CUREkids Coordinator in Niger.
Rahila is tough. She is so tough that her crippled feet did not keep her from walking. It just meant she had to find a new, creative way to walk. Her feet were so overextended that she was forced to walk on the tops of her feet. It was a struggle and it was painful, but she did it for years and years.
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