Tag Archives: Art Therapy

Her first painted cast.

Uma was a hard shell to crack. She has been at the hospital for a while now and she is the only patient who has ever refused to have her cast painted. She would see kid after kid with their painted … Continue reading

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821 Drawings

Aramatou has created 821 pieces of artwork since arriving at the hospital 15 months ago. Aramatou is from Mali and she came to the hospital in August 2013 with legs bowed and feet turned completely backward . We have already … Continue reading

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Child-like

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” (Matt. 19:14) NIV. Dr. Stefano Bolongaro is our new pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the hospital. He … Continue reading

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Healing through Henna

We had a henna party at CURE today. Henna is a plant that is commonly used to make a dye here in Niger and around the world. The leaves are crushed into a powder and mixed with water to make … Continue reading

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Drawing with children in Niger

In order to help determine the emotional state of a child, art therapists often use what is called the House-Tree-Person test. The child is asked to draw a house, a tree and a person, and then asked questions about their … Continue reading

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Rahila’s feet

Rahila is tough. She is so tough that her crippled feet did not keep her from walking. It just meant that she had to find a new, creative way to walk. Her feet were so over-extended that she walked on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from CURE Niger

For Christmas I wanted to do a group activity with all the kids at the hospital. We met in the chapel since the art therapy room would be a little tight, and because it is so cold outside! Really, it … Continue reading

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Cast as Canvas

Here in Niger, having a disability is more than just a physical handicap. It can also be a source of shame and embarrassment. The children that come to our hospital with limbs that are broken or burned, deformed or damaged … Continue reading

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Hardworking Hands

Hanahi is a 3 year old boy from the town of Aguie. When he was 6 months old he crawled into a pot of hot food and severely burned his hands and chest. He is an only child, and when … Continue reading

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Father & son

There is a little boy at the hospital right now named Omarou. When he was very young (about 18 months), he crawled into a pot of boiling oil, and his hand was badly burned. Unfortunately, this is something that happens … Continue reading

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