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The Week in Photos: Celebrating 2007, Ethiopian Style

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia | Photos by Bryan Fay

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This is Birhane, one of the many wonderful house cleaners here at CURE. Without people like her, our hospital wouldn’t stay clean, and people like me would spend the holidays alone! Every holiday since I’ve moved here, Birhane has invited me over to her home for a traditional meal and the infamous Ethiopian coffee ceremony. This week was Ethiopia’s New Year, known in Amharic as “Addis Amet.” Ethiopia has its own calendar, so it is now 2007! Melkem Addis Amet! (Happy New Year!)

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The Week in Photos: TV dinners and birthday parties

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia | Photos by Bryan Fay

Dr. Tim in the midst of Kalkidan'sKalkidan's surgery.

Dr. Tim in the midst of Kalkidan’s surgery for a trigger finger.

Abdulfeta came back for his last follow-up this year! He'll be back again in 12 months. He's really looking forward to playing soccer with his friends after he heals up all the way!

Abdulfeta came back for his last follow-up this year! He’ll be back again in 12 months. He’s really looking forward to playing soccer with his friends after he heals up all the way!

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The Week in Photos: Personality? We’ve got that.

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia | Photos by Bryan Fay

Leyla is such a sweet little girl! She loves to make silly faces and gets so much joy when people come to see her. In this photo, you see her in the operating room about to receive anesthesia. Unfortunately, she had developed a fever so we are pushing her surgery back until next week. Please say a prayer that she will be able to go into surgery early next week and that there will be no complications.

Leyla is such a sweet little girl! She loves to make silly faces and gets so much joy when people come to see her. Unfortunately, she developed a fever before her scheduled surgery, so we are pushing it back until next week. Please say a prayer that she will be able to go into surgery early next week and that there will be no complications.

If you are a fan of the band RED and saw their most recent tour, you may recognize this face! We want to express a huge THANK YOU to those guys for sharing Rishad’s story. There is still room to get involved; you can learn more at cure.org/red

If you are a fan of the band RED and saw their most recent tour, you may recognize this face! We want to express a huge THANK YOU to those guys for sharing Rishad’s story. There is still room to get involved; you can learn more at cure.org/red.

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The Week in Photos: Artistic Healing

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Kenya | Photos by John McLaughlin

Visiting one of our CUREkids homes in Nairobi.

Visiting one of our former CUREkids in Nairobi.

While on a shoot in Mathare, Nairobi, we met a boy named Michael who wanted his picture taken. Shortly thereafter he dashed back to school. Regardless of whatever little money exists in their neighborhood, kids will still be kids.

While on a shoot in Mathare, Nairobi, we met a boy named Michael who wanted to have his picture taken. Shortly thereafter he dashed back to school. Regardless of whatever little money exists in their neighborhood, kids will still be kids.

Lynn paints Benjamin's face with a face marker in the playroom. A creative approach to "face painting."

Lynn paints Benjamin’s face with a face marker in the playroom.

Sometimes, the word "close" doesn't cut it. Ryan enjoys the swing at the CURE playground, while nearly taking me out!

Sometimes, the word “close” doesn’t cut it. Ryan enjoys the swing at the CURE playground, while nearly taking me out!

Ryan (front) and Daniel (back) make faces for the camera. Pretty intense faces we must add!

Ryan (front) and Daniel (back) make faces for the camera. Pretty intense faces, I might add!

Daniel has the time of his life on the see-saw two days before surgery for his burn-contractured foot.

Daniel, having the time of his life on the see-saw, two days before surgery for the burn contractures on his foot.

Our Childen's Mentor, Phoebe, chases Daniel and Ryan with a monster puppet in the playroom. Don't worry, they LOVED it!

Our Childen’s Mentor, Phoebe, chases Daniel and Ryan with a monster puppet in the playroom. Don’t worry, they LOVED it!

Dr. Forgot His Name is interviewed by members of our home office.

Dr. Philemon Nyambati is interviewed for a video by a crew from the home office.

Grace looks out a window at CURE Kenya.

Grace looks out a window at CURE Kenya.

CURE Niger | Photos by Jamile Lopes

First baby born through a C-section at CURE Niger

The little one was the first baby born by C-section at CURE Niger.

Father and daughter time.(The Tamacheck people are so stylish!)

Father and daughter time. (The Fulani people are so stylish!)

Washing your feet can be hard when you have a cute hand painted cast on.

Washing your feet can be hard when you have a cute hand-painted cast.

Aminatou making a temporary tattoo with henna on Adama’s feet.

Aminatou making a temporary tattoo with henna on Adama’s feet.

Binta came to do a model photo shoot! Oh no, she actually came to have a surgery on her hand. But she certainly looks like she could be a model!

Binta came to do a photo shoot! Oh no, she actually came to have a surgery on her hand. But she certainly looks like she could be a model!

Another one of beautiful Binta.

Another one of beautiful Binta.

Fatouma’s family search for treatment for her leg. Pretty soon she will be able to bend her knees.

Fatouma’s family searched for treatment for her leg and found it at CURE Niger. Soon, she will be able to bend her knees.

CURE Uganda | Photos by Mark Barrett and Edwin Ongom

During a weekend visit to CURE, Charles Miyaga, prime minister of Buganda, stops to greet a staff member's child.

During a weekend visit to CURE, Charles Miyaga, prime minister of Buganda, stops to greet a staff member’s child.

Jerald Sebali keeps himself occupied with his fist while his mother is being interviewed by the CUREkids staff.

Jerald Sebali keeps himself occupied with his fist while his mother is being interviewed by the CUREkids staff.

Moses Nyote (red), social worker, gains ground on the leader in CURE Uganda's inaugural 5k.

Moses Nyote (red), social worker, gains ground on the leader in CURE Uganda’s inaugural 5k.

CURE Zambia | Photos by Amanda Goble

Big yawns happen a lot around here.

Big yawns happen a lot around here.

Playing a game of soccer with the new national soccer stadium as a backdrop.

Playing a game of soccer with the new national soccer stadium as a backdrop.

Local wildlife.

Local wildlife.

Stickers: instant smile.

Stickers = instant smile.

After completing a difficult club foot surgery, Dr. Moyo is proud of his work.

After completing a difficult clubfoot surgery, Dr. Moyo is proud of his work.

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am  fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:13,14

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13,14

The Week in Photos: Recovering in style

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia / Photos by Bryan Fay

Abdulfeta came for his follow-up this week and all he wanted to do was run around, while still on crutches, up in the ward. He is feeling great and recovering well!

Abdulfeta came for his follow-up this week and all he wanted to do was run around, while still on crutches, up in the ward. He is feeling great and recovering well!

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Meet Jamilla

Jamilla’s dress caught fire, and the resulting wounds left her disabled. Unable to bend her leg, she could no longer walk. She had to drop out of school. Her future looked bleak.

Without an education or the ability to provide for herself, Jamilla was destined to the life of a beggar at best. Her future held nothing but hunger, rejection, and pain.

Everything changed for Jamilla because of the healing she found at CURE Niger. Watch the video below to learn more about her incredible story.

You can also find the video here: http://hi.cure.org/meet-jamilla

The Week in Photos: Hellos and Goodbyes

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia / Photos by Bryan Fay

I have introduced you to our surgeons in the past two Week in Photos posts. You’ve met Dr. Rick and Dr. Mesfin, and now it's time to meet Dr. Teddy! Here he is in the midst of Bereket's surgery.

Over the past few Week in Photos posts, you’ve met Dr. Rick and Dr. Mesfin. Now it’s time to meet Dr. Teddy! Here he is in the midst of Bereket’s surgery.

Occasionally we get visitors who come to CURE to volunteer their time and talent. This is Greg. He is a father of five who took two weeks off work to come and serve our kids here in Ethiopia! Here he is with Helina; you can follow Helina’s story here.

We occasionally get visitors who come to volunteer their time and talent. Greg is one of those volunteers. He is a father of five who took two weeks off from work to come and serve our kids in Ethiopia! The bright smile you see beside him is Helina; you can follow her story here.

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The Week in Photos: Portraits of Perseverance

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Kenya / Photos by John McLaughlin

Nasrin looks right at the camera during his pre-surgery headshot.

Nasrin looks right at the camera during his pre-surgery headshot.

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The Week in Photos: Celebrations of all kinds

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia / Photos by Bryan Fay

Dr. Mesfin performs corrective surgery on Dejene this week. You can support Dejene’s surgery by visiting his CUREkids profile.

Dr. Mesfin performs corrective surgery on Dejene this week. You can support Dejene’s surgery by visiting his CUREkids profile.

This is Belete. On Saturday night, I went out to eat and met a group of people volunteering with Ordinary Heroes from Nashville, TN. After learning that I worked at CURE, one of the ladies, a nurse, proceeded to tell me that she happened to meet this boy on the top of Mt. Entoto, just a couple of minutes away from our hospital. She said, "Bryan, Is there any way we can bring this boy into the hospital to have him looked at? A piece of wood went through his foot and now it is swollen and infected. We can't even feel a pulse in his foot anymore." Luckily, two of our doctors wanted to see him and he came in Monday at the end of the day. They decided to do an immediate surgery, and he is all fixed up now! There's also no worries of him losing his foot and getting a worse infection. Praise God!  He is good.

This is Belete. On Saturday night, I went out to eat and met a group of people volunteering with Ordinary Heroes from Nashville, TN. After learning that I worked at CURE, one of the ladies, a nurse, proceeded to tell me that she happened to meet this boy on the top of Mt. Entoto, just a couple of minutes away from our hospital. She said, “Bryan, is there any way we can bring this boy into the hospital? A piece of wood went through his foot and now it is swollen and infected. We can’t even feel a pulse in his foot anymore.” Luckily, two of our doctors wanted to see him, so he came in on Monday at the end of the day. They decided to do an immediate surgery, and he is all fixed up now! There’s also no worry of him losing his foot or getting a worse infection. Praise God! He is good.

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The Week in Photos: Familiar Faces

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia / Photos by Bryan Fay

Dofte  was here for a follow-up on Wednesday! He was jumping out from behind the curtain and laughing at me. Such a fun boy! He is doing so well!

Dofte was here for a follow-up on Wednesday! He was jumping out from behind the curtain and laughing at me. Such and fun boy. He is doing so well!

Look who it is! Have you watched Dofte’s father tell the story of how their lives were transformed by healing? If not, you’ll want to take five minutes to watch their story today.

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