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. Together, they returned to Malawi on many occasions to help more and more disabled children. 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 born.
Since then, CURE has established a presence in 12 developing countries, with headquarters in the US and UK. CURE physicians and staff have performed more than 41,000 operations and have cared for more than 600,000 outpatients. 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 disabled children and their families.