Photos from Night to Shine in Kenya and the Philippines
It was an honor to host Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation’s annual prom celebration for people with special needs, at our hospitals in Kenya and the Philippines.
Leron Lehman, Executive Director of the Tebow CURE Hospital, said, “Night to Shine was amazing and one of the more memorable things that I’ve been able to be part of. There were lots of highlights, but two of the things that consistently got to my emotions were seeing some of these kids walk down the red carpet with smiles a mile wide and then seeing them totally cut loose on the dance floor. It was just fantastic.”
Peter Kyalo, Executive Director of CURE Kenya, shared similar sentiments: “For me, it was an amazing event. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I realized that LOVE is a universal language. The smiles, and there were many smiles the entire afternoon, were a testimony of how each child felt: truly loved and appreciated.”
As a way to summarize the evening, CURE Kenya Spiritual Director Earnest Kioko shared the poem “Who is Disabled?” by Tony Wong.
If you fail to see the person but only see the disability,
Then who is blind?
If you cannot hear your brother’s cry for justice,
Who is deaf?
If you do not communicate with your sister but separate her from you,
Who is disabled?
If your heart and mind do not reach out to your neighbor,
Who has the handicap?
If you do not stand up for the rights of all persons,
Who is the cripple?
Your attitudes towards persons with disabilities might be our biggest handicap,
And yours too.
It’s our joy to see, hear, and stand up for children with disabilities, and our hope that through the ministry that happens in CURE hospitals and programs on a daily basis, these kids always feel like kings and queens, deserving of a Night to Shine!
Night to Shine at CURE Philippines
Photos by Marlene Bray and Emman Munoz
Night to Shine at CURE Kenya
Photos by Nelson Muoki
About AIC CURE International Hospital
CURE Kenya has been a place of hope since opening its doors in 1998. We were Africa’s first orthopedic teaching hospital when it opened in Kijabe. More than just providing life-changing surgeries, CURE cares for the emotional and spiritual needs of all our patients. Our teaching hospital has 47 beds, four operating rooms, and an outpatient clinic.
CURE Kenya’s mission is to provide every child living with a disability the physical, emotional, and spiritual care they need to heal. If you have questions about becoming a patient or a partner with CURE, please contact us.