Globally, children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable, marginalized groups. They are often isolated and hidden away, living in darkness, facing rejection and even abuse. Families and kids often experience shame as they are viewed as cursed and responsible for their condition. They come to CURE having lived through trauma and carrying physical, social, and spiritual burdens.
The children at CURE hospitals receive life-changing surgical care, and they also hear, often for the first time, of their worth and value in God’s eyes. CURE trains our medical staff to provide the counseling, and support patients’ need to process and heal from trauma and successfully reintegrate back into their communities after treatment. In addition, we provide the counseling and support caregivers need to help their child reach their full potential. CURE nurtures partnerships with local churches and lay leaders who serve as volunteers and help counsel patients and their families. And everyone is invited to attend hospital chapel services, where a core group of local pastors open God’s Word each week.