CURE serves children who, because of their disabilities, are often the very last: The last to be included. The last to be protected from abuse. The last to be afforded dignity. And, sometimes, even the last to be given food in their own homes.
We say healing changes everything not only because it brings an end to physical pain but because it means restoration of dignity, protection from abuse, and inclusion in family, school, and culture.
CURE’s work is not limited to physical health. We are just as focused on the spiritual health of the children we serve. Often, they are told their condition is due to a curse. Through healing, we get to show them the God who hasn’t cursed them, the God who loves them, dearly.
He even identifies with them. They are royalty in His kingdom.
What an honor for us. Together, we get to serve royalty.
The history of CURE
In 1986, Dr. C. Scott Harrison, a successful orthopedic surgeon and international businessman, was asked to perform spine surgery and teach higher level orthopedic surgery skills to local medical practitioners in Malawi. Over the years, he and Sally returned to Malawi on many occasions to help more and more children with disabilities. The stark realities of the physical and spiritual needs of these children haunted them, though. They saw that they were barely making a dent, and they wanted to do something about it. CURE International comes straight from the hearts of its founders, Scott and Sally Harrison. It started with an invitation….
Things you can do online:
Encourage a CUREkid recovering from surgery
A few clicks and encouraging words (or a photo or video if you are feeling especially creative) are all it takes to make a CUREkid’s day. Want to see proof? Watch our friends Letta and Praise react to receiving Get Well messages from people just like you.
Follow a CUREkid’s story
CURE’s innovative real-time data gives you the opportunity to watch a CUREkid’s entire journey unfold before your eyes. We heal real kids with real stories, and you have a chance to walk alongside them as they find healing. Simply click the “follow” button on any CUREkids’ profile to start receiving updates.
Make social media matter
We are pretty social: you can find CURE on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, Vimeo, YouTube, and Instagram. Once you’ve found us, help us spread the word about CURE and the kids we are healing by sharing your favorite posts.
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More sharing = more healing
If you are going to do an internet movie marathon, make it a marathon of CURE stories. You’ll emerge from your laptop an hour later feeling awesome, we promise. But don’t keep the good news to yourself; share each video you watch before starting the next! More people becoming invested in CURE = more healing for the kids who need it the most.
Shop with AmazonSmile
If you shop at Amazon.com, use AmazonSmile! With AmazonSmile, you get the same shopping experience and prices as Amazon.com, but 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to CURE—an amount that really adds up! Get started today, then every time you return to Amazon, start at smile.amazon.com.
Things you can do in real life:
Hang out with our kids
You’ll go on a short-term mission trip to changes lives, but the life that changes most might be your own. Whether you are a medical professional or part of a church group or just one person who wants to make a difference, there’s an opportunity to do so on a short-term trip with CURE.
Inspire your campus
Are you a college student who is passionate about what CURE does? Start a CURE U chapter at your university and become part of the nationwide movement of college students who are dedicated to making healing happen.