Posts for Country Niger

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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The Week in Photos: Cast on, cast off

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Ethiopia / Photos by Bryan Fay

We were stoked to see Abdulfeta at clinic yesterday; he is doing so well! He isn't experiencing any pain which is great; it means he is healing well. He will be back in 6 weeks for a follow-up.

We were stoked to see Abdulfeta at clinic yesterday; he is doing so well! He isn’t experiencing any pain which is great; it means he is healing well. He will be back in 6 weeks for a follow-up.

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The Week in Photos: Helping Hands

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Kenya / Photos by John McLaughlin

U.S. nursing student James Prigge helps Dr. Richard Mbuva apply plaster to a patient's leg during a cast change.

U.S. nursing student James Prigge helps Dr. Richard Mbuva apply plaster to a patient’s leg during a cast change.

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From scribbles and circles to a healed perspective

Omarou is a 6-year-old boy who has been coming in for treatment over the course of the past year. One day, he stood too close to the pot of food his mother was cooking and his shirt caught on fire. He was burned so badly on his torso and legs that the skin fused together, causing him to be unable to stand up straight.

When Omarou first came to CURE Niger, he was afraid to wear clothes, especially shirts. His mother told us that he hadn’t worn a shirt in a very long time. In his mind, a shirt equaled pain.

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The Week in Photos: Entering as strangers, leaving as friends

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Kenya / Photos by John McLaughlin

One of our patients, Jane Wangari, prepares to have her leg cast changed out before heading home.

Richard makes a funny face for the camera.

Richard makes a funny face for the camera.

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The Week in Photos: X-ray vision

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Kenya / Photos by John McLaughlin

Dr. Theuri uses a tried and true method to focus on the details in an underexposed section of an x-ray.

Dr. Theuri uses a tried and true method to focus on the details of an underexposed section of an x-ray.

A little girl named Lydia peeks through a window in the outpatient clinic.

A little girl named Lydia peeks through a window in the outpatient clinic.

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Women’s Day at CURE Niger

Last week we celebrated Nigerien Women’s Day at the hospital. Every year, the women at the hospital collect money and pick out a pagne (a colorful piece of material) in the market a few weeks before Women’s Day. They buy a pagne for every staff member and everyone takes it and has an outfit made with the material.

womens day 1

 

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