Letter from the Founders

Letter from the Founders


My wife, Sally, and I started CURE when we saw first-hand the overwhelming devastation experienced by disabled children and their families in Malawi. These kids suffered physically and emotionally from disfiguring birth defects. Their communities saw them as cursed, and people to be shunned.

What made the situation even more excruciating to me as an orthopedic surgeon was that I saw that these conditions could be treated and cured.

Stepping out in faith that God would do something amazing, we decided to start CURE International in 1996. Our goal was simple, but not easy: to heal the disabled children living in the world’s poorest countries. We are incredibly grateful to those who have helped us get to where we are today.

Scott Harrison, M.D.Founder


CURE International comes straight from the hearts of the founders, Dr. Scott and Mrs. Sally Harrison. It started with an invitation.

In 1986, Dr. Harrison, a successful orthopedic surgeon and international businessman, was asked to perform spine surgery and teach higher level orthopedic surgery skills to local medical practitioners in Malawi, Africa. Over the years, he and Sally returned to Malawi on many occasions to help more and more children with disabilities. The stark realities of the physical and spiritual needs of these children haunted them, though. They saw that they were barely making a dent and they wanted to do something about it.

The opportunity to do that came after Dr. Harrison’s tenure as CEO and President of Kirschner Medical, an international manufacturer of orthopedic products. In 1994, the company was merged with Biomet and this gave the Harrisons the freedom and resources to pursue their passion for the disabled children. In 1996, CURE International was founded and, two years later, CURE’s first hospital opened.

Since then, CURE has established a presence in over 29 countries, with headquarters in the US and UK. CURE physicians and staff have performed more than 150,000 life-changing surgeries, have cared for more than 2.1 million outpatients, and trained over 6,600 medical professionals. The miracles of physical healing have opened doors to discussion of spiritual healing in ways that are affirming and culturally-sensitive. The heart of the organization follows the hearts of the Harrisons – to continue to give hope by giving the highest quality care for the medical and spiritual healing of children with disabilities and their families.

Won’t you pray for and support CURE>>> 


is a network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs that delivers life-changing medical care and the good news of Gods love to children and families with treatable conditions.

Since 1998, their hospitals and programs in 29 countries around the world have seen over 2.1 million patients, performed over 150,000 surgeries, and trained over 6,600 medical professionals.

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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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One Reply to “Letter from the Founders”

  1. it is so amazing what God can, and will, do if we will just make the first move in faith! It is never any of us that accomplishes anything…but God who moves when we demonstrate our faith by being willing to make the first move out of trust, faith, and obedience! It is so awesome to see people being the hands and feet of Christ! Many blessings to this ministry!

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