The Week in Photos: Celebrating life & healing


A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Neymar is such a cutie! We love his glove hands!

Neymar is such a cutie! We love his glove hands.

Chinasi is enjoying listening to get-well messages!

Chinasi is enjoying listening to get well messages!

Donata’s surgery has been postponed until February. We look forward to seeing her smile then!

Donata’s surgery has been postponed until February. We look forward to seeing her smile then!

Neymar and Donata are such cuties! We have no idea why Donata is wearing a shirt on her head!

Neymar and Donata are such cuties! We have no idea why Donata is wearing a shirt on her head!

Square is back in the hospital, and he has his AFO. He’s all set to go home!

Square is back in the hospital, and he has his AFO. He’s all set to go home!

Neymar contemplates his mandasi (donut). We bet he’s looking forward to having his hands unbandaged!

Neymar contemplates his mandasi (donut). We bet he’s looking forward to having his hands not bandaged.


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

Rachidou is happy to be back in our guesthouse after his stint in the ward.

Rachidou is happy to be back in our guesthouse after his stint in the ward.

Nazika gets checked out for a cough. We ended up having to delay her surgery until she’s healthy enough to go under anesthesia.

Nazika gets checked out for a cough. We ended up having to delay her surgery until she’s healthy enough to go under anesthesia.

Our playground is almost complete and the swings are already getting tested.

Our playground is almost complete and the swings are already getting tested.

Those pre-surgery smiles.

Those pre-surgery smiles.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Melfe can’t help but smile as John Robert asks for food when he wakes up from surgery.

Melfe can’t help but smile as John Robert asks for food when he wakes up from surgery.

Ella combats Xyriel’s pre-surgery jitters by distracting her with a shower of bubbles!

Ella combats Xyriel’s pre-surgery jitters by distracting her with a shower of bubbles!

Nurse Chris stays focused during surgery to repair Cerrie’s broken elbow.

Nurse Chris stays focused during surgery to repair Cerrie’s broken elbow.

Sometimes Dr. Jun needs an extra hand in the operating room!

Sometimes Dr. Jun needs an extra hand in the operating room!

Dr. Reyes turned 18 (again!) this week, so the residents from Our Lady of Victory surprised him with a chorus of Christmas and Birthday songs to thank him for his years of service.

Dr. Reyes (left) turned 18 (again!) this week, so residents from Our Lady of Victory surprised him with a chorus of Christmas and birthday songs to thank him for his years of service.

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

A year after ponseti treatment, Amier shows off his newly acquired walking skills as he takes giant steps without clubfoot!

A year after Ponseti treatment, Amier shows off his newly acquired walking skills as he takes giant steps without clubfoot!

So, here’s another cute picture of John Carl tucking in his hand under his chin to show the “good looking" pose.

So, here’s another cute picture of John Carl tucking in his hand under his chin to show the “good-looking” pose.

We can't resist, but take lots of photo ops with John Carl when he calls us and asks to “Take a picture of me!”

We can’t resist, but we take advantage of photos ops with John Carl when he calls and asks us to “Take a picture of me!”

With feet wrapped around the cast, Neil had a hard time going up to the playroom, so he decided that he'd bring some toys in the ward instead!

With his feet wrapped in casts, Neil has a hard time going up to the playroom, so he decided he’d bring some toys into the ward instead!

The Tebow CURE staff wrapped up their year with a bohemian-themed Christmas party. Thank you so much for partnering with us as we serve children with disabilities here in the Philippines!

The Tebow CURE staff wrapped up the year with a bohemian-themed Christmas party. Thank you so much for partnering with us as we serve children with disabilities here in the Philippines!


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Joy is held by her mom outside of the ward.

Joy is held by her mom outside of the ward.

Dr. Justin performs an irrigation of the ventricles.

Dr. Justin performs an irrigation of the ventricles.

MaryChris holds her son Edwin outside the ICU.

MaryChris holds her son Edwin outside the ICU.

Teammates cheer during a round of a planting and harvesting game played at the Christmas staff event.

Teammates cheer during a round of a planting and harvesting game played at the Christmas staff event.

Esther kicks a soccer ball during the game at the Christmas staff event!

Esther kicks a soccer ball during the game at the Christmas staff event!

Team Purple Mango celebrates their victory at the Christmas staff event.

Team Purple Mango celebrates their victory at the Christmas staff event.


CURE Zambia

Photos by Mubita Simataa

Danny: "Take a picture of me. I am always posing, but your camera never picks me."

Danny (left): “Take a picture of me. I am always posing, but your camera never picks me.”

CURE drivers share a light moment during the 10 year Anniversary celebrations.

CURE drivers share a light moment during the 10 year anniversary celebrations.

The Boy’s Brigade brass band gave us beautiful music to entertain us all.

The Boy’s Brigade Brass Band gave us beautiful music to entertain us all.

The fourth president Mr Rupiah Banda meets the third first lady Mrs Maureen Mwanawasa at the celebrations.

The fourth president Mr Rupiah Banda meets the third first lady Mrs Maureen Mwanawasa at the celebrations.

Reverand Na hosts a panel of former patients telling their testimonies of healing.

Reverand Na hosts a panel of former patients telling their testimonies of healing.

Doctor Kalombo Kazadi smiles for the camera

Doctor Kalombo Kazadi smiles for the camera.

Our first Executive Director, Mr Peter Kyalo, was honored for his long service to Beit-Cure Hospital.

Our first Executive Director, Mr Peter Kyalo, was honored for his long service to our CURE Zambia hospital.

The CURE Choir gives us a few songs during the celebrations.

The CURE Choir gives us a few songs during the celebrations.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie

Dagim loves making these funny faces.

Dagim loves making these funny faces.

Kedir came wheeling in and posed for a photo!

Kedir came wheeling in and posed for a photo!

Love and happiness!! Astede, one of our OR nurses, was passing by and she stopped to have a picture with these two troublemakers: Ahmed and Daniel!

Love and happiness!! Astede, one of our OR nurses, was passing by and she stopped to have a picture with these two troublemakers: Ahmed and Daniel!

Ahmed, Gebyaw, Debekulu, and Ashenafi are one big happy family! These four friends wore out themselves in the playground playing volleyball.

Ahmed, Gebyaw, Debekulu, and Ashenafi are one big happy family! These four friends wore out themselves on the playground playing volleyball.

Temesgen loves asking for a photo, and sometimes he gives us a shy face with this beautiful smile!

Temesgen loves asking for a photo, and sometimes he gives us a shy face with this beautiful smile!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Fridah is ready with a smile!

Fridah is ready with a smile!

We love Shirleen and her joy!

We love Shirleen and her joy!

Because sometimes, we all feel bad. I'm not sure we can make tears this big though. This guy's tears are quite impressive!

Because sometimes, we all feel bad. I’m not sure we can make tears this big though. This guy’s tears are quite impressive!

Sometimes walking with a cast and crutches is difficult. Lynne’s mama understands and carries her some of the way to her appointment.

Sometimes walking with a cast and crutches is difficult. Lynne’s mama understands and carries her some of the way to her appointment.

Just our view from one of our casting rooms at CURE.

Our view from one of our casting rooms at CURE.

We are one for two on waves from these two cuties!

We are one for two on waves from these two cuties!

Bubbles are not just for kids. Our staff enjoys them, too!

Bubbles are not just for kids. Our staff enjoys them, too!




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