The Week in Photos: Healing connects us


A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Bern’s expression is a classic combination of nerves and excitement as he looks outside the day before surgery.

Bern’s expression is a classic combination of nerves and excitement as he looks outside the day before surgery.

Dr. Lim proves that Dr. Joseph isn’t the only photobomber on the team of anesthesiologists!

Dr. Lim proves that Dr. Joseph isn’t the only photobomber on the team of anesthesiologists!

Even if it’s only for a short time, we’re so happy to have Dr. Tim back in the operating room!

Even if it’s only for a short time, we’re so happy to have Dr. Tim back in the operating room!

Dr. Tim and Dr. Jun work together once again. This time to give Genevive a more flexible thumb.

Dr. Tim and Dr. Jun work together once again. This time to give Genevive a more flexible thumb.

We heard sweet worship music coming from the administration offices, and followed it to Josiah, who was at his desk preparing for the following day’s chapel. Worship can happen anywhere, anytime in the hospital!

We heard sweet worship music coming from the administration offices and followed it to Josiah. He was at his desk preparing for the following day’s chapel. Worship can happen anywhere, anytime in the hospital!

Each surgery, big or small, begins with prayer by the surgical team.

Each surgery, big or small, begins with prayer by the surgical team.

Affectionately known as “Alex and Chin’s Kindergarteners”, our fun new crop of PT interns cheer on Allyson during her physical therapy session.

Affectionately known as “Alex and Chin’s Kindergarteners”, our fun new crop of PT interns cheer on Allyson during her physical therapy session.

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

 

We usually see a huddle of moms around cute little babies that we see in clinic expressing all their “oohs and aahs” of adornment. But when all of the ladies disperse, Nurse Jhun jumps in and expresses his baby fever, too!

We usually see a huddle of moms around cute little babies in clinic expressing all their “oohs and aahs” of admiration. But when all of the ladies disperse, Nurse Jhun jumps in and expresses his baby fever, too!

Chris, the Bubble Lady, was so quick to make the connection with Jean when she saw her carrying a cute purse with Frozen characters on it. The Olaf hat made its appearance again and both ladies hit it off like they’re best friends!

Chris, A.K.A. the Bubble Lady, was quick to make a connection with Jean when she saw her carrying a cute purse with Frozen characters on it. The Olaf hat made its appearance again and both ladies hit it off like they’re best friends!

Jev-Jev scores again knowing that she came back to clinic with some mobility improvement! She’s worked so hard and will continue with treatment until she reaches her goal!

Jev-Jev scores again knowing that she came back to clinic with some mobility improvement! She’s worked so hard and will continue with treatment until she reaches her goal!

Noynoy’s Dad, Jaimie, won the "Dad of the Week" award for patiently hearing out Noynoy’s cries through years of treatment, even up to Noynoy’s post-op recovery.

Noynoy’s Dad, Jaimie, won the “Dad of the Week” award for patiently hearing out Noynoy’s cries through years of treatment, even up to Noynoy’s post-op recovery.

Major orthopedic surgeries for scoliosis patients require huge equipment just like this set of pliers that Dr. Tim and Dr. Jun used to straighten out a rod for a spinal fusion.

Major orthopedic surgeries for scoliosis patients require huge equipment just like this set of pliers that Dr. Tim and Dr. Jun used to straighten out a rod for a spinal fusion.


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Angel lays on her bed playing with her balloon the morning they were discharged home.

Angel lays on her bed playing with her balloon the morning they were discharged home.

Dr. Ronnie and Dr. Peter perform a meningocele repair.

Dr. Ronnie and Dr. Peter perform a meningocele repair.

Edwin lays in the ICU with his balloon the morning after his operation.

Edwin lays in the ICU with his balloon the morning after his operation.

Assistant Nurse Manager Anita works on paper work in her office.

Assistant Nurse Manager Anita works on paper work in her office.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie

Dagim gets excited when he sees us come around with the camera and cannot help himself, and gives us adorable poses!

Dagim gets excited when he sees us come around with the camera and cannot help himself, and gives us adorable poses!

Getachew was so happy with his procedure that he wanted a picture of himself in this beautiful sunshine!

Getachew was so happy with his procedure that he wanted a picture of himself in this beautiful sunshine!

Ahmed was being silly and happy to show off his art work!

Ahmed was being silly and happy to show off his art work!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

We call this little guy the M&M baby for obvious reasons.

We call this little guy the M&M baby for obvious reasons.

Jaden was our buddy at one of our recent clinics because he lives around the church where the clinic was held. He loved our camera and we got lots of hugs and love from him during our time at clinic.

Jaden was our buddy at one of our recent clinics because he lives around the church where the clinic was held. He loved our camera and we got lots of hugs and love from him during our time at clinic.

Purity is so joyful over her cast coming off! She and her mama admire her foot.

Purity is so joyful over her cast coming off! She and her mama admire her foot.

This little love is beyond precious. Can we snuggle her please?

This little love is beyond precious. Can we snuggle her please?

Our social worker, Chege, helps people at clinic know when to come for their next appointment by writing them return date cards.

Our social worker, Chege, helps people at clinic know when to come for their next appointment by writing them return date cards.

Christine's mother proudly shows her friend at the ward her daughter walking with crutches after surgery.

Christine’s mother proudly shows her friend at the ward her daughter walking with crutches after surgery.

With his arms folded, like a boss, Simon calmly enjoys his time at the playground.

With his arms folded, like a boss, Simon calmly enjoys his time at the playground.

It’s been a chilly morning and, finally, the sun peeps through the clouds, Wenslouse, on the wheelchair, his mother and Malachi go outside to catch some sun.

It’s been a chilly morning and, finally, the sun peeps through the clouds, Wenslouse, on the wheelchair, his mother and Malachi go outside to catch some sun.

Washing hands is an important part of our daily routine, but you have do it right. Elizabeth, our Quality Manager, takes some time at chapel to demonstrate how to wash you hands right!

Washing hands is an important part of our daily routine, but you have do it right. Elizabeth, our Quality Manager, takes some time at chapel to demonstrate how to wash you hands right!

It’s all fun and games at our playground. Irene, left, and her friend beam with joy as they enjoy their time at the swings.

It’s all fun and games at our playground. Irene, left, and her friend beam with joy as they enjoy their time on the swings.

Meet King Isaac, an artist. Isaac, one of our patients, shows off a painting he did at our playroom this week.

Meet King Isaac, an artist. Isaac, one of our patients, shows off a painting he did at our playroom this week.


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Kambireni can’t move from bed, so Ernest came over to play Bao with him!

Kambireni can’t move from bed, so Ernest came over to play Bao with him!

Chisomo has his second frame on! His mom is learning how to do the turns and clean the frame, so they can go home!

Chisomo has his second frame on! His mom is learning how to do the turns and clean the frame, so they can go home!

Shamira’s mom, Rebecca, talks to another mother as they wait in line for clubfoot casting.

Shamira’s mom, Rebecca, talks to another mother as they wait in line for clubfoot casting.

Dr. Lubega came over to pose with Chisomo! We love Dr. Lubega; he’s so nice!

Dr. Lubega came over to pose with Chisomo! We love Dr. Lubega; he’s so nice!

Aisha and her mom wait patiently to have her cast taken off!

Aisha and her mom wait patiently to have her cast taken off!

Eda is back! It’s been exactly a year since we’ve met her and we’re glad that she’s looking so much better!

Eda is back! It’s been exactly a year since we’ve met her and we’re glad that she’s looking so much better!

Aisha eats some delicious nsima and beef at the kitchen with the other CUREkids and their moms!

Aisha eats some delicious nsima and beef at the kitchen with the other CUREkids and their moms!

Zahira smiles while waiting for her rush rod revision surgery!

Zahira smiles while waiting for her rush rod revision surgery!

Boniface is back with his chubby little cheeks and adorable smile! He is getting his second syndactyl release!

Boniface is back with his chubby little cheeks and adorable smile! He is getting his second syndactyl release!

Aisha has such lovely eyes!

Aisha has such lovely eyes!

Faith is so happy to have her photo taken!

Faith is so happy to have her photo taken!

We’ve known Eda for a whole year now and we’re so happy that she’s doing better! She’s going to have a bone graft to help heal back her femur, which was destroyed by bone infection.

We’ve known Eda for a whole year now and we’re so happy that she’s doing better! She’s going to have a bone graft to help heal back her femur, which was destroyed by bone infection.

 




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