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The Week in Photos: Clubfoot, casts & more
The Week in Photos: Clubfoot, casts & more
In The Field
11 March 2016
A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world
CURE Clubfoot Dominican Republic
Photos by Andrew Myers
Genesis hides from the camera as her mom listens to the Spiritual Director’s devotional for the day
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that keep a baby from crying while they get their casts on. For Genesis, it was a tissue.
Adrian gives Dr. Bertram a high five after seeing his progress. This was Dr. Bertram’s last clubfoot clinic before he leaves his temporary assignment of giving coverage in between the permanent doctors.
A mom and dad bring their son to clinic together and wait for his casting
Brusy, the Clubfoot Country Coordinator, is always ready to jump in and help with brace fittings for the children
Dereck is checking out his new brace… and well, his face is just priceless
CURE Clubfoot Counselor Doris talks to these two boys and calms them down amongst all these doctors and cast techs, who are watching them get casted as part of their training
Dr. Vidal, CURE Clubfoot’s Medical Director in the Dominican Republic, demonstrates manipulating the foot before applying the cast as the trainees look on
At the Dario Contreras Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dr. Vidal and her cast tech demonstrate proper Ponseti method casting during a training for residents and a new clinic’s staff
All around the casting table, Dr. Vidal demonstrates applying a cast while the trainees practice on mannequin feet
Photos by Marlene Bray and Hope Kim Doit
Our kids love getting Get Well messages. Rey Mark got a special video message from kids his age in the United States!
At just one month old, Terrence’s clubfoot is soon to be a distant memory, or in his case, never a memory! We’re seeing more and more infants come to Tebow CURE Hospital with clubfoot, which is easily corrected when they’re so young.
We try to make cast removal fun for our follow-up patients… even if it takes silly hats!
Rey Mark and his little brother turn his wheelchair into a gaming chair/jungle gym! It made us nervous at first, but they reassured us this wasn’t the first time they’ve done this!
Rey Mark was so brave and decided to pull his pin by himself, with the doctor’s supervision, which drew an entire crowd around him!
During free clinics, some of our local church partners stop by and pray for each family’s prayer needs
We love seeing parents come to know Jesus and worship Him while their kids undergo surgery
Christard recognized Marlene when he came back for follow-up. They both really hit it off when Christard was recovering from surgery.
It has been a super chill day for Juvannie and Jamaica, so they decided to hang out in the lounge area
Never one to pass on a photo op, June flashes a big grin during his physical therapy session
Joshua buried his face in his mom’s chest to avoid seeing or hearing his cast removal, but in the end, he couldn’t help but take a peek!
Jea came prepared for her second cast removal and was determined not to see or hear anything during it!
Photos by Elena Brown and Nelson Muoki
A friend of ours sent over a bag of small toys for the kids. We are happy to say they have made such an impact! Kelvin held dearly to his new car, making sure to take it home with him when he left.
Raham puts on a smile for us, as always, after receiving a handmade get well card
Momma reads a get well message while her daughter plays with her new pink balloon
Little Valentine enjoys her new stickers, balloon, and card
Sarah, despite her recent amputation, lit up with smiles at the gift of her own balloon
Maria poses with her chosen yellow balloon after her first one had popped. She is so grateful to get another!
Samuel is paraplegic and deaf, but he is so included in the CURE ward, enjoying his new gifts with his newly made friends
Tracy and her mom bond over blowing up balloons. Nobody is too old for balloons!
Faith enjoys “Frozen” stickers, even asking for one to be placed on her head
Photos by Christopher Mullen
While waiting to see a doctor, Andrew tries to reach the camera in an attempt to get his fingerprints on the lens. He was unsuccessful.
Nurse Francis listens to Grace’s breathing during her blood transfusion
Moses stands to the right of his twin brother Ignatius and their mother Evelyn. They traveled from Kenya for Ignatius’ follow-up appointment. Their father Sylvester and Evelyn say Ignatius is doing very well and they can’t tell any developmental differences between their sons.
Dr. Peter performs an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and irrigation on Elkana
Mary holds her daughter Esther as they prepare to leave the ICU for the general ward