The Week in Photos: Our playing skills? Top notch.


A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world


CURE Kenya

Photos by Elena Brown and Nelson Muoki

Angel is teaching herself some childcare skills early!

Angel is teaching herself some childcare skills early!

Graham loves to have his photos taken, and he does have a lovely smile

Graham loves to have his photos taken, and he does have a lovely smile

We had a giant in our playroom this week... or at least Mbati pretending to be a giant!

We had a giant in our playroom this week… or at least Mbati pretending to be a giant!

Solomon and Graham having fun on a nifty bike

Solomon and Graham having fun on a nifty bike

Joy is giving her doll, also named Joy, the VIP treatment in the playroom

Joy is giving her doll, also named Joy, the VIP treatment in the playroom

Zippy and Olivia met here at CURE and a day later, they are best friends

Zippy and Olivia met here at CURE and a day later, they are best friends

Olivia can't hide her excitement over getting to play with the baby doll!

Olivia can’t hide her excitement over getting to play with the baby doll!

Solomon pauses for a photo, showing his beautiful smile

Solomon pauses for a photo, showing his beautiful smile

Shadrack is playing lion, but he can't help smiling for the camera while he's at it!

Shadrack is playing lion, but he can’t help smiling for the camera while he’s at it!

Jackline, Ramsey’s mother, tickles him to smile for the camera

Jackline, Ramsey’s mother, tickles him to smile for the camera

Peter, one of our physiotherapists, teaches Ramsey how to ambulate with a walker

Peter, one of our physiotherapists, teaches Ramsey how to ambulate with a walker

Amos makes funny faces for the camera at our Nyeri mobile clinic

Amos makes funny faces for the camera at our Nyeri mobile clinic


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie

Ahmed was proud to show us his artwork and ask for his photograph to be taken in front of it. Good work, Ahmed!

Ahmed was proud to show us his artwork and ask for his photograph to be taken in front of it. Good work, Ahmed!

We caught Degu playing with his mother outside in the sunshine! What a pleasure to see such a joyful child!

We caught Degu playing with his mother outside in the sunshine! What a pleasure to see such a joyful child!

Jemal was up early and already making sculptures this morning. We love seeing his creative side!

Jemal was up early and already making sculptures this morning. We love seeing his creative side!

Mitu and Beshule were reacting to a story Semira was telling them and we just had to capture them!

Mitu and Beshule were reacting to a story Semira was telling them and we just had to capture them!


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

We finally got Abwino to give us a huge grin!

We finally got Abwino to give us a huge grin!

 Loveness and the other kids at CURE Malawi were having a blast doing watercolors in the playroom last week

Loveness and the other kids at CURE Malawi were having a blast doing watercolors in the playroom last week

Silaji, Credson and Lawrence "play" the piano

Silaji, Credson, and Lawrence “play” the piano

Princess Leah was playing outside with Prince Silaji on a beautiful day! Silaji threw his crown on the ground though, so maybe he didn't want to be a prince.

Princess Leah was playing outside with Prince Silaji on a beautiful day! Silaji threw his crown on the ground though, so maybe he didn’t want to be a prince.

We love Gift's toothy grin!

We love Gift’s toothy grin!

Batumeyo and Gift both have osteomyelitis (bone infections) and both love playing games together!

Batumeyo and Gift both have osteomyelitis (bone infections), and both love playing games together!

Ekari's mom is such a dedicated woman, bringing Ekari in for physiotherapy once a week to help treat his walking disabilities due to cerebral palsy

Ekari’s mom is such a dedicated woman, bringing Ekari in for physiotherapy once a week to help treat his walking disabilities due to cerebral palsy

Our friends Leah, Silaji, Credson, and Omega all came by our office for a (very weak) coffee and mandasi (fried dough) party! Silaji spilled his coffee, Credson tried talking to our toy dinosaur, and Leah was a bit scared to be away from her mom until she was distracted by a video of Charles making funny faces!

Our friends Leah, Silaji, Credson, and Omega all came by our office for a (very weak) coffee and mandasi (fried dough) party! Silaji spilled his coffee, Credson tried talking to our toy dinosaur, and Leah was a bit scared to be away from her mom until she was distracted by a video of Charles making funny faces!

Omega "helps" Thandy work during our mandasi party

Omega “helps” Thandy work during our mandasi party

Tawananyasha is from Zimbabwe and speaks Shona, Silaji is from Malawi and speaks Chichewa, and Credson is from Mozambique and speaks a local language, but that doesn't stop them from being friends!

Tawananyasha is from Zimbabwe and speaks Shona, Silaji is from Malawi and speaks Chichewa, and Credson is from Mozambique and speaks a local language, but that doesn’t stop them from being friends!

Gift is such a charmer! This boy had several centimeters of his tibia lost to infection but that doesn't stop his smile!

Gift is such a charmer! This boy had several centimeters of his tibia lost to infection, but that doesn’t stop his smile!


CURE Zambia

Photos by Situmbeko Wambulawae and Mubita Simataa

That is Nurse Matron Julianne’s “Thank you for my birthday surprise” smile

That is Nurse Matron Julianne’s “thank you for my birthday surprise” smile

Gerrard decided to have some fun by making faces at his mom while she slept

Gerrard decided to have some fun by making faces at his mom while she slept

“I see you paparazzi!” she said!

“I see you paparazzi!” she said!

Her blue eyes are a rare gem – no wonder they named her Precious!

Her blue eyes are a rare gem—no wonder they named her Precious!

The hospital felt like one big, happy family when the Japanese delegation came for a visit

The hospital felt like one big, happy family when the Japanese delegation came for a visit


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Joy sleeps on the morning of her surgery

Joy sleeps on the morning of her surgery

Gracious holds his lollipop while his mother Pamela holds him the ICU

Gracious holds his lollipop while his mother Pamela holds him the ICU

Margaret has an ETV/CPC performed on her to treat her hydrocephalus

Margaret has an ETV/CPC performed on her to treat her hydrocephalus

Margaret lays on her bed in the ICU the morning after her operation

Margaret lays on her bed in the ICU the morning after her operation


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray and Hope Kim Doit

CUREkid Clowe’s sister, Princess, didn’t budge as she observes her sister’s cast removal during clinic

CUREkid Clowe’s sister, Princess, didn’t budge as she observes her sister’s cast removal during clinic

And this kids, is why you need to pay attention in Geometry class! Dr. Tim carefully analyzes all the angles in Louie’s x-ray, deciding on the best way to straighten his crooked legs

And this, kids, is why you need to pay attention in geometry class! Dr. Tim carefully analyzes all the angles in Louie’s x-ray, deciding on the best way to straighten his crooked legs

Ella uses modern technology to read a story to Runiel and Precious

Ella uses modern technology to read a story to Runiel and Precious

Gerardo attempts to cool down his son Louie after surgery. Louie woke up saying he felt hot, despite the frigid air conditioning, but a simple clipboard did the trick!

Gerardo attempts to cool down his son Louie after surgery. Louie woke up saying he felt hot, despite the frigid air conditioning, but a simple clipboard did the trick!

Two-month-old Lucho gets a new pair of shoes! He wasn’t nearly as excited as most kids are about new shoes, but they will ensure that Lucho’s clubfoot will soon be a thing of the past

Two-month-old Lucho gets a new pair of shoes! He wasn’t nearly as excited as most kids are about new shoes, but they will ensure that Lucho’s clubfoot will soon be a thing of the past

Runiel’s face is either covered with smiles, laughter, or sweat while playing during clinic. But this time was different... it was all of that plus stickers!

Runiel’s face is either covered with smiles, laughter, or sweat while playing during clinic. But this time was different… it was all of that plus stickers!

The sight of our medical staff and their dedication to serve our kids is one of our weekly highlights at the hospital

The sight of our medical staff and their dedication to serve our kids is one of our weekly highlights at the hospital

Fatima, Ella, Chris, Hope Kim, and Bethany test out our new Wii Dance disk in the playroom. You know, a small sacrifice to be sure it’s safe for the kids!

Fatima, Ella, Chris, Hope Kim, and Bethany test out our new Wii Dance disk in the playroom. You know, a small sacrifice to be sure it’s safe for the kids!

Meet more CUREkids


Photo of the CURE International

About the Author:

CURE International is a Christian health care network that operates charitable hospitals and programs in underserved countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity.

Powered by Facebook Comments


Further Reading

In the Field

Conditions we treat: Clubfoot

Conditions we treat: Clubfoot
In the Field

Conditions we treat: Knock knees

Conditions we treat: Knock knees
People of CURE

Serving God and Healing kids in Malawi

Serving God and Healing kids in Malawi
Patient Stories

The Unbelievable Love of God

The Unbelievable Love of God
In the Field

Holistically Treating Cerebral Palsy

Holistically Treating Cerebral Palsy
Reflections

The need for children’s medical care in Niger

The need for children’s medical care in Niger