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stories are changing

Story by CURE International December 22nd, 2015

this year

we introduced you to just a few of the kids who’ve found healing through CURE’s network of hospitals and programs. When you see their smiling faces, it’s hard to imagine that, at one time, their lives were very different.

maureen

Today, when you see Maureen in the middle of a village dance party, you’d never know that the pain of knock knees once forced her to crawl from place to place.

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adonis

Today, when you watch Adonis run faster than any kid on the block, you wouldn’t believe that his mother spent years searching for healing for his clubfoot, wondering if he’d ever be able to walk.

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ruby anne

Today, when you see Ruby Anne enjoying time with her friends, you’d never know that the other kids in her village once made fun of her and called her names because she walked with a limp.
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mohit

Today, when you experience the joy of being offered a cup of fresh chai at Mohit’s house, you’d never know that his family once thought they were going to have to sell their only cow to find treatment for his clubfoot.

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luyando

Today, when you sense the peace that radiates from Luyando’s mother Brenda, it would be hard to imagine the anxious days and weeks she spent waiting to find healing for her daughter’s hydrocephalus.

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charity

Today, when you read Charity’s notebooks filled with stories and equations, you couldn’t tell that the girl who wants to become a doctor once had to drop out of school due to the pain of walking with knock knees.

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megertu

Today, when you see a little girl with a huge smile, it’s nearly impossible to tell that Megertu spent part of her childhood being beaten by her family members because she was disabled.

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thank you.

These stories, and so many more, are different because of the people who help us do what we do. If you’ve ever supported CURE in any way—through sharing stories or sending a get well message or becoming a donor—these kids stories are different because of you.

Make new stories of healing possible at cure.org/hero