Posts Tagged ‘CURE International’

The Little Girl That Will Make You Courageous

What moves you to act courageously? Its a tough question to answer, right? Don’t worry If you’re thinking & can’t come up with anything specific. A year ago, I’m not sure I could have answered myself. Ask me today & I’ll respond with one word. Maurine. (Maurine pictured above on the far left) Here we have a little girl in Africa that is living with 2 bow legs. CJ here and I was part of… … Continue reading

Before and After

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine a world where things will be better, and often times, there’s very little we can do about it. But with CURE International, you can help turn a child’s “before,” where they’re often seen as an outcast or cursed…into an “after.” Last year, we had the pleasure of meeting Julius at a CURE hospital in Kenya. Here is his “before” picture: Julius was such a blessing and an inspiration to us that… … Continue reading

Universal Languages: Lessons from Kenya

  A thumbs up. A smile. A hug. Loneliness. Worship. Just five ideas I now know are universally understood after a trip to Kenya with Cure International and WAY-FM. Loneliness is felt whether you are in Kenya or Connecticut, wealthy or poor, married or single. Mary is a 32 year old single mom who lives in a village outside of Kenya with her two children. Her oldest daughter has disabilities, which aren’t widely accepted in… … Continue reading

Wally Goes to Rehab…at a CURE Hospital

A life-changing surgery at a CURE hospital is just the first step in the process for CURE kids. Rehabilitation is vital as many of these kids have never been able to do things on their own, like walk.  The CURE rehab staff makes sure the kids know how to make the most of the new limbs and abilities they have been given. I had to end my workout session early to make sure this little… … Continue reading

Are You a Hero?

Here are four quick ways to tell: 1. Heroes see a need and they respond. So here’s our “bat signal” for you: CURE could heal MORE kids. We have the beds in our hospitals to do it. The missing piece? Donors. People willing to say, “I see what needs to be done, and I’m going to do it.” Here’s the equation. It’s really this simple: You + Action = Healed little bodies. That’s an opportunity… … Continue reading

Not All Broken Things Belong in the Dump

I am standing in the middle of a dump in the capital city of Niamey in Niger, Africa. What makes this dump special is that a section of it has be reclaimed by CURE International and turned into a children’s hospital. In a place where people threw away the things they didn’t want, CURE is bringing new life to children, particularly children who could easily be cast off and thrown away because of their correctible… … Continue reading

Sometimes Life Hurts Before It Gets Better

“When my friends are running, I can’t follow them. The first thing I want to do after surgery is RUN!” – Hopsu I met Hopsu an hour before her surgery. Her magnetic smile lit up the children’s ward, and when I asked if she was scared she said, “No, I am excited!” I told her I would be in the operating room during her surgery and when it was all done, I wanted to see… … Continue reading

Brant Talks with Jon Foreman in a Special Oddcast!

Brant has a deep conversation with Jon Foreman from Switchfoot about life, God and healing. Switchfoot is partnering with CURE International and when you give a donation to help heal a child with a disability, you can get a free copy of their new CD, called Where The Light Shines Through. Find out more at … Continue reading