Three children with correctable disabilities, living in the Dominican Republic, Niger and the Philippines, find healing in hospitals of CURE International.
Modern Day Miracles just might choke you up. It’s an inspiring and uplifting documentary about some amazing doctors and nurses and others who help make patients well. We see them in action in Africa, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines. One doctor, Tim Mead, says he wouldn’t have missed what he’s seen for the world. He’s a funny man too, stating at one point that the paperwork is miserable but the rest of his job is rewarding. The deformities that are seen will solicit sympathy for the patients but their faith and perseverance will warm the hearts of many viewers.
The heroism of the various doctors and nurses quickly become apparent. One young patient, Nafiou, has a cleft lip and no friends at his school. But following surgery and recovery he is seen looking like a new person, surrounded by friends as this outgoing and energetic boy’s popularity soars. Then there is Maria, from the Dominican Republic, who has Ricketts and bowed legs. Her mother speaks of how the medical community, through the CURE organization, has given them the gospel as well as hope. Later, following surgery, Maria has one leg straightened out and is waiting to heal in order for the second leg to receive surgery. We see another girl, her arm restricted due to a severe burn, receive surgery and later in the film she is all smiles as her arm has healed and she rides a bike–for the very first time. Praise services are part of the routine throughout the documentary, and we see prayer offered up for the children and their families.
Due to a scene of pins tightly wrapped around a girl’s leg, and some of the parents and kids shedding tears and more sophisticated scenes, we are awarding this remarkable documentary our Dove Seal for Ages 12+. However, some parents would be fine with their children a bit under the age of 12 watching this terrific film. The wonderful people included in this film features Tim Tebow as well, who speaks of going beyond the children’s physical needs. Another fascinating aspect of the film is seeing Dr. Julie Korn, an art therapist, help bring out the creative side of the children.
The Dove Take
This is a feel-good documentary that offers hope, and families everywhere will appreciate what they have after viewing it. The CURE organization is changing lives for the glory of God.