A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world
Photos by Elena Brown and Nelson Muoki
Angel is teaching herself some childcare skills early!
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!
Solomon and Graham having fun on a nifty bike
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
Olivia can’t hide her excitement over getting to play with the baby doll!
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!
Jackline, Ramsey’s mother, tickles him to smile for the camera
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
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!
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!
Mitu and Beshule were reacting to a story Semira was telling them and we just had to capture them!
Photos by Avanell Brock
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
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.
We love Gift’s toothy grin!
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
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
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!
Photos by Situmbeko Wambulawae and Mubita Simataa
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
“I see you paparazzi!” she said!
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
Photos by Christopher Mullen
Joy sleeps on the morning of her surgery
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 lays on her bed in the ICU the morning after her operation
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
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
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
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
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!