Tag Archives: Niger

Fear and Faith

When the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus burst into public view and public discourse, millions of dollars were invested in West Africa to treat the virus and prevent it from spreading. Of course the spread of the virus had … Continue reading

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A Griot at CURE

It is always fun getting to know the children who come to our hospital, but it is also great getting to know their parents as well. Some of them spend quite a bit of time here, so they really get … 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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Larwan and Omarou

Larwan and Omarou have been coming together for joint art therapy sessions. There is a good dynamic between these two boys. They enjoy each other’s company and, not that this was the deciding factor in having them come together, but it’s very easy for … Continue reading

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The chief of the hospital

Some people are childish, even when they grow up. Others are somber and stern-faced even as infants. Kind of like tiny adults, world-weary on the inside, but trapped in a fresh-faced exterior. That is how Maaouya is. He is a … Continue reading

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What is Art Therapy anyway?

Ismael is about two years old. His grandmother who is here with him at the hospital isn’t sure of his age, but that is common. Often when you ask how old someone is, you’re given a ball park estimate. Birthdays … 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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CURE Clubfoot Worldwide

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to go and visit one of the CURE Clubfoot Wordwide clinics in the town of Dosso, 140 km. away from Niamey. It was in the regional hospital of Dosso, and we met … Continue reading

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Healing takes time

Kabirou was one of the first patients that we met here at the hospital. I think we met him the second or third day we were in Niger, almost 9 months ago. He came to CURE because his foot was … Continue reading

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Haoua

Haoua has been at the hospital for a few weeks. She came with her mom, Hadiza, and her little brother Ganiou. She came to the hospital because she had a big tumor on her leg, and she has had it … Continue reading

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