Medical Care Restored in Egypt
With the world events in Japan and Libya, the recent political upheaval in Egypt has taken a backseat. However, all of Egypt continues to recover from the disruption of the protests in January and February, including CURE’s medical outreach to the disabled children of that country.
I am happy to report that we restarted our medical activities at the end of February, and children are again being seen in clinic.
Last December, CURE began a program at two hospitals in Cairo that provides charity medical care to disabled children whose families have limited means to pay for treatment. The program is focused in Cairo, but has already reached towns several hours by road from the city.
CURE has partnered with the Good Shepherd and Angelo American Hospitals to provide the care and medical treatment of these beautiful children. We are working with two of the better pediatric orthopedic surgeons in Cairo, who welcomed the opportunity to heal these children in need.
Our program coordinator, Mina, is a young Egyptian pharmacist, passionate for the overall mission of CURE. He not only oversees the medical clinics and hospital treatment activities, but he becomes a care giver to each child seen in the program. He reduces their anxieties with chocolates and his warm smile, and he prays with their parents throughout the medical process. It has been a joy to see lives being changed, even in this politically volatile area of the world.