"It’s not an overstatement to call ourselves CURE International. Our goal is to bring 100% physical and spiritual healing to children with disabilities in the developing world. We are transforming the lives of children with hydrocephalus, cleft lip and palate, spine deformities, clubfoot and other crippling orthopedic conditions. Their conditions are treatable, but without CURE, they have nowhere to turn for proper care. These children and their families often feel great shame and face rejection from their relatives and communities. At CURE, they find acceptance and hope as our hospital staff members express God’s love for them."
So, knitters, here is your chance to actually make a physical contribution to a newborn baby in Afghanistan. Having recently had a baby, I know now there is nothing like the worry you feel after they are born, the worry that something might not go right, that you can't give them everything they need, and I can't imagine how that fear must be amplified for someone who does not have the physical means to run to Babies-R-Us for an extra blanket or another sized newborn hat.
You can make a hat, blanket, or booties (dude, if you can make booties I take my hat off to you! My booties? More like a large knot. Anyway...) and send them to the CURE Office in Lemoyne, PA. All the information you need is on this website, plus so much more.
So, next time you sit down to watch your favorite TV show, get those needles clacking, you can pump out a hat in a half hour! For instance, the hat Jack is wearing in the picture above? I made that on a single morning between nursing sessions when he was a newborn, because no hats I had fit his tiny noggin.
In case you haven't read the website yet, the hats need to be mailed before November 1st, so that they can be vacuum packed and taken over to Afghanistan.
Let's go! Clack, clack ya'll!