A Larry Ross Communications, Photo Release


During Pennsylvania-based CURE International’s quarterly outreach trip to Haiti led by Dr. Scott C. Nelson, doctors treated numerous disabled children, along with one fortunate puppy suffering from a severe leg infection. Nelson, medical director of the CURE International Center for Orthopedic Specialties in the Dominican Republic, performed the operation on the puppy, during which one of its hind legs was amputated to prevent the infection from spreading and ultimately killing the dog.

CURE, the largest provider of specialty surgical care in the developing world, treating more than 650,000 children to date, brings children around the world the benefits of First World health care. Because of its holistic approach to healing, CURE takes extra steps to ensure a positive medical experience for its patients, healing them physically, spiritually and socially. CURE treats children regardless of their race, religion or ability to pay and establishes training programs to bring the most modern treatments and techniques to national doctors and nurses, raising the standard of care for the whole community.

“This story is just one example of CURE’s commitment to transforming the entire community it is in,” said Nelson. “We believe in healing the whole family – even the family dog.”

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