The Week in Photos: Courageous healing


A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Oh little ones! Our week is full of cute little kiddos who’ve come for Smile Train surgeries.

Oh, little ones! Our week is full of cute little kiddos who’ve come for Smile Train surgeries.

Straws are for drinking out of? Who knew! This sweet mama and her bed neighbor are enjoying some straw-fighting.

Straws are for drinking out of? Who knew! This sweet mama and her bed neighbor are enjoying some straw-fighting.

One of our Smile Train surgeons prays over Johnson before he is taken back for his cleft palate surgery.

One of our Smile Train surgeons prays over Johnson before he is taken back for his cleft palate surgery.

Purity, Anne, Julia, and Steve celebrate their birthdays by blowing out candles. Once a month, we celebrate CURE birthdays during our chapel time!

Purity, Anne, Julia, and Steve celebrate their birthdays by blowing out candles. Once a month, we celebrate CURE birthdays during our chapel time!

Charlton and Mary, one of our physiotherapists, have a fun moment during a physio session at mobile clinic!

Charlton and Physiotherapist Mary have a fun moment during a physio session at mobile clinic!

Emmanuel's mother listens carefully as details are explained to her about what needs to be done for his clubfoot treatment.

Emmanuel’s mother listens carefully as details are explained to her about what needs to be done for his clubfoot treatment.

First steps: This brave boy has cerebral palsy and he is just now learning how to walk! With encouragement from his mother and some CURE staff, he tries to find his balance and takes a few steps without support.

First steps: This brave boy has cerebral palsy and he is just learning how to walk! With encouragement from his mother and CURE staff, he tries to find his balance. He takes a few steps without support!

Grace is an aspiring model! When she see us with a camera at mobile clinic, she grabs her mother’s hand bag, poses, and requests for a photo. What a lovely girl!

Grace is an aspiring model! When she see us with a camera at mobile clinic, she grabs her mother’s hand bag, poses, and requests a photo. What a lovely girl!

Sister, Sister. Hilda, left, has brought her sister Brenda for a follow up appointment and they show up in matching dresses.

Sister, Sister. Hilda, left, has brought her sister Brenda for a follow up appointment. They show up in matching dresses.

We met Hillary at Litein Mobile Clinic. He has been walking like this all his life. This boy’s life is about to change.

We met Hillary at Litein Mobile Clinic. He has been walking like this all his life. This boy’s life is about to change!!!

Maureen pulls a killer smile!

Maureen pulls a killer smile!

Looks like one of our Ortho-Technicians, Purity, was trying to teach this sweet girl Nolly, a dance move!

Looks like one of our Ortho-Technicians, Purity, was trying to teach this sweet girl Nolly a dance move!

Shadrack requests Pastor Waweru to pray for him so he can pass his exams. The pastor squats and they share a prayer together.

Shadrack requests Pastor Waweru to pray for him so he can pass his exams. They share a prayer together.

We met this cute boy at mobile clinic. Though he can’t stand on his two legs yet. It’s very hard to keep up with him when he is crawling on his knees! He also loves posing for photos.

We met this cute boy at mobile clinic. Though he can’t stand on his two legs yet, it’s very hard to keep up with him when he is crawling on his knees! He also loves posing for photos.


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Thandy asks one of the clubfoot kiddos in clinic for a high-five.

Thandy asks one of the clubfoot kiddos in clinic for a high five.

Regina’s smiles shine the brightest in the ward!

Regina’s smiles shine the brightest in the ward!

Regina and her grandma pose for a photo.

Regina and her grandma pose for a photo.

Gloria loves having her photo taken and calls us over all the time!

Gloria loves having her photo taken and calls us over all the time!

Raul (right) and his friend wait for some physiotherapy! Raul’s foot is doing really well!

Raul (right) and his friend wait for some physiotherapy! Raul’s foot is doing really well!

Gloria is our resident charmer at the moment!

Gloria is our resident charmer at the moment!

Gloria watches while we take photos of the new kids who have been admitted to the hospital.

Gloria watches while we take photos of the new kids who have been admitted to the hospital.

Gloria loves her mandasi – a fried dough treat eaten during teatime in Malawi.

Gloria loves her mandasi – a fried dough treat eaten during teatime in Malawi.

Thom looks like a boss waiting for his next appointment. His hip is looking really good in the X-ray!

Thom looks like a boss waiting for his next appointment. His hip is looking really good in the X-ray!

Fatima is back and looking all fancy in her school uniform! We’re so happy that her clubfoot is straight and now she can walk to school!

Fatima is back and looking all fancy in her school uniform! We’re so happy her clubfoot is straight and she can walk to school!

Chinasi is so adorable! We’re so glad to see her here!

Chinasi is so adorable! We’re so glad to see her here!

Chisomo pedals Nicolas around while Gloria watches!

Chisomo pedals Nicolas around while Gloria watches!

14. Gloria loves to pose for photos! She’s always giggling and singing!

Gloria loves to pose for photos! She’s always giggling and singing!

Nicolas and Chisomo are both a bit distracted by the camera – oops!

Nicolas and Chisomo are both a bit distracted by the camera – oops!

Boniface is listening pretty intently!

Boniface is listening pretty intently!

Mateyu listens to Jarson from the Spiritual team while he tells them about the Bible, and then poses for a photo!

Mateyu listens to Jarson from the Spiritual Team while he tells them about the Bible and poses for a photo!

Chiasi smiles for the camera!

Chiasi smiles for the camera!

Yamikani was crying, but quieted down quickly, curious what the camera was!

Yamikani was crying, but quieted down quickly, curious what the camera was!

We caught Carista in the physiotherapy department doing some exercises for her fingers!

We caught Carista in the Physiotherapy Department doing some exercises for her fingers!

Mateyu listens to Jarson from the Spiritual team while he tells them about the Bible, and then poses for a photo!

Mateyu listens to Jarson from the Spiritual Team.

Chisomo is slouching a bit during playtime! Please be praying for him!

Chisomo is slouching a bit during playtime! Please be praying for him!


CURE Philippines

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

We had to go down on a squat to be on eye level with adorable Noynoy. Little did we know that he’d get down on our level and join us, too!

We had to go down into a squat to be on eye level with adorable Noynoy. Little did we know that he’d get down on our level and join us, too!

Jim Ivan’s favorite toys are the ones that make sounds. Obviously, he found his match with this purple worm!

Jim Ivan’s favorite toys are the ones that make sounds. Obviously, he found his match with this purple worm!

Photos by Marlene Bray

Most of our teens like to put on a “cool” appearance, but they all love getting "get well" messages!

Most of our teens like to put on a “cool” appearance, but they all love getting “get well” messages!

Joshriel tries to charm Clarisse into letting him be done with physical therapy for the day!

Joshriel tries to charm Intern Clarisse into letting him be done with physical therapy for the day!

Miles peeks over the playroom kitchen after she made us a lovely meal of plastic veggies and hot dogs. Yum!

Miles peeks over the playroom kitchen after she made a lovely meal of plastic veggies and hot dogs. Yum!

Rex was reluctant to surrender his ID bracelet after his discharge, but decided he wanted to go home more than he wanted to keep it!

Rex was reluctant to surrender his ID bracelet after his discharge, but decided he wanted to go home more than he wanted to keep it!

We rarely see a smile from Brix Boy, but he finally flashed one in the X-ray room, one of the more intimidating places in the hospital!

We rarely see a smile from Brix Boy, but he finally flashed one in the X-ray room, which is one of the more intimidating places in the hospital!

 “Crazy Candy” became “Cool Candy” with the simple addition of Switchfoot’s Live in Manila EP. Candy makes the employees nervous, but we (and the kids!) love her anyways!

“Crazy Candy” became “Cool Candy” with the simple addition of Switchfoot’s “Live in Manila” EP. Candy makes the employees nervous, but we (and the kids) love her anyways!


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Nurse Caren plays Nelvin’s piano as he his held by his mother.

Nurse Caren plays Nelvin’s piano as he his held by his mother.

Gloria sits in a wheelchair in the ward as she eats a cracker.

Gloria sits in a wheelchair in the ward as she eats a cracker.

Ashim sits outside the ward a few hours before going home.

Ashim sits outside the ward a few hours before going home.

Godfrey holds his daughter Gloria as they leave the hospital.

Godfrey holds his daughter Gloria as they leave the hospital.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie

Temesgen gives us his best and biggest smile!

Temesgen gives us his best and biggest smile!

Dr. Rick taught a course on Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip to the nursing staff, and how we can better assist those we serve in the community.

Dr. Rick taught a course on “Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip” to the nursing staff, and how we can better assist those we serve in the community.

Yohannes went for the silliest expression he could make while we did rounds one morning. We just had to share it!

Yohannes went for the silliest expression he could make while we did rounds one morning. We just had to share it!

Abush could not stop himself from smiling! It's been hard not to these days while he experiences his healing process.

Abush could not keep himself from smiling! It’s been hard not to these days while he experiences his healing process.


 



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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.

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