Monthly Archives: July 2012

Clubfoot Roadtrip

On average, about 1 out of every 700 children is born with clubfoot. This is a figure that is pretty consistent everywhere in the world, but in places like Europe and the U.S. children born with clubfoot are treated right … Continue reading

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Eyes on Mali

Recently, the situation in northern Mali has gotten a lot of coverage in the international press. The in-fighting between the two groups of rebels (the Al-Qaeda linked Anasar Dine on one side and the secular Tuareg nationalists MNLA on the other) … Continue reading

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1st art therapy session

The kids walked into the room, or were carried in (those with casts on their legs) and I think they were pretty excited to see that they were going to get to do something fun and specifically devoted to just … Continue reading

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Living in Hell

I didn’t know I was living in hell, but I guess I am. Thank you Foreign Policy and the Fund for Peace for letting me know. Every year they do a feature called “Postcards from Hell,” where they index the … Continue reading

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My art therapy room!

I am so thrilled to have a room where I’ll be able to work with the kids at the hospital. At first we weren’t sure if there would be a room available, but then Leron remembered that there was a … Continue reading

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Nyantire (Mobile clinic)

Last week we headed out to the village of Nyantire for CURE’s first mobile clinic here in Niger. We have done different training programs and specialized consultations before, but this was the first time that we did a general consultation. … Continue reading

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