The Week in Photos: Gift of friendship


A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Michelle thinks there is more than one way to eat a sucker!

Michelle thinks there is more than one way to eat a sucker!

This little guy’s name is Zahari. He might be planning on a modeling career someday because he is CUTE!

This little guy’s name is Zahari. He might be planning on a modeling career someday because he is CUTE!

Hilda and Susan are getting ready to pose for a photo together amidst their silliness.

Hilda and Susan are getting ready to pose for a photo together amidst their silliness.

These three are beyond precious as they lay together on the ground outside of our clubfoot clinic.

These three are beyond precious as they lay together on the ground outside of our clubfoot clinic.

Elvis, our intern, is a college graduate! His little brother Stephen, who has cerebral palsy, couldn’t be at his graduation. But, we made sure he got to join in on the festivities by taking some photos of him and Elvis together. We’re thankful for Elvis’ heart for others and for his great accomplishment in graduating!

Elvis, our intern, is a college graduate! His little brother Stephen, who has cerebral palsy, couldn’t be at his graduation. But, we made sure he got to join in on the festivities by taking some photos of him and Elvis together. We’re thankful for Elvis’ heart for others and for his great accomplishment in graduating!

“I’ll miss the crying babies,” Peter says. Peter has served at CURE for several years both as a scrub tech and as an ortho tech. This is his last week working for CURE, and we will miss his silly, fun spirit!

“I’ll miss the crying babies,” Peter says. Peter has served at CURE for several years both as a scrub tech and as an ortho tech. This is his last week working for CURE, and we will miss his silly, fun spirit!

Our CUREkids Coordinator, Nelson, got married on Saturday. We think he’s pretty happy about it!

Our CUREkids Coordinator, Nelson, got married on Saturday. We think he’s pretty happy about it!

We wish Nelson and his new bride, Katu, a happy and Jesus-filled life together!

We wish Nelson and his new bride, Katu, a happy and Jesus-filled life together!


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Calvine was sharing some cheese puffs with Thandy! Thandy gratefully declined and gave them back!

Calvine was sharing some cheese puffs with Thandy! Thandy gratefully declined and gave them back!

Little Samantha was in for her clubfoot treatment. She has a lot of growing to do before she’s gonna fill in her coat!

Little Samantha was in for her clubfoot treatment. She has a lot of growing to do before she’s gonna fill in her coat!

Calvine and Thandy do a high-five!

Calvine and Thandy do a high-five!

Thandy translates some get-well messages to Mustafa!

Thandy translates some get-well messages to Mustafa!

Patsani is practicing her English with her get-well messages. Thandy encouraged her to ask the playroom coordinators for some tutoring!

Patsani is practicing her English with her get-well messages. Thandy encouraged her to ask the playroom coordinators for some tutoring!

Agrippa is such a sweetheart! He’s been in the hospital for a long time waiting for his clubfoot to be corrected with frames!

Agrippa is such a sweetheart! He’s been in the hospital for a long time waiting for his clubfoot to be corrected with frames!

Patsani is so happy today and is giving us thumbs-up!

Patsani is so happy today and is giving us thumbs-up!

Lovely Felia is back and is doing well walking with her AFOs!

Lovely Felia is back and is doing well walking with her AFOs!

Square is here to have a wire taken out of his foot and to get an AFO! He’s always so happy!

Square is here to have a wire taken out of his foot and to get an AFO! He’s always so happy!

Calvine saw us the minute we walked in and made a beeline for a photo op! So serious!

Calvine saw us the minute we walked in and made a beeline for a photo op! So serious!

Resha’s little friend Bridget is gone, but she’s still smiling and making new friends in the ward!

Resha’s little friend Bridget is gone, but she’s still smiling and making new friends in the ward!

Donata is such a happy girl and is already giving us big smiles despite having only been here a couple days!

Donata is such a happy girl and is already giving us big smiles despite having only been here a couple days!

Bridget was so excited to go home after a long time recovering in the hospital!

Bridget was so excited to go home after a long time recovering in the hospital!

The lovely Chinasi is back and looking quite serious, but no worries, we’ll coax a smile out of her!

The lovely Chinasi is back and looking quite serious, but no worries, we’ll coax a smile out of her!

Calvine’s been discharged! He and his granny hope to be home in time for Christmas!

Calvine’s been discharged! He and his granny hope to be home in time for Christmas!

Ellen, Thomas’ mom, helps him do some exercises when he comes in every week for physiotherapy. We love dedicated parents that are making sure their kids heal properly!

Ellen, Thomas’ mom, helps him do some exercises when he comes in every week for physiotherapy. We love dedicated parents that are making sure their kids heal properly!

Square was a bit loopy after surgery and was laughing and giving us thumbs up!

Square was a bit loopy after surgery and was laughing and giving us thumbs up!

We’re gonna miss little Calvine a lot. Fortunately, he’ll be coming back for more syndactyly (fused fingers) releases in the future!

We’re gonna miss little Calvine a lot. Fortunately, he’ll be coming back for more syndactyly (fused fingers) releases in the future!


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

In a country known for hot red sand, we try to keep things colourful around the hospital!

In a country known for hot red sand, we try to keep things colourful around the hospital!

Our guest house allows us to give lodging to patients who live too far away to realistically make it back for their check ups which are an integral part of making sure the healing sticks around.

Our guest house allows us to give lodging to patients who live too far away to realistically make it back for their check ups which are an integral part of making sure the healing sticks around.

Yacoubou shares a laugh with her mom as they wait for her surgery.

Yacoubou shares a laugh with her mom as they wait for her surgery.

One of our favourites, Djabril, is back and we couldn’t be happier to see that subtle smile again!

One of our favourites, Djabril, is back and we couldn’t be happier to see that subtle smile again!

Souraya has part of her hand released after it’s been attached to her abdomen in order to graft skin onto it.

Souraya has part of her hand released after it’s been attached to her abdomen in order to graft skin onto it.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Janelle and mom Kathy had fun popping bubbles together, but Jonil’s sweet expression while watching his girls play is just as endearing.

Janelle and mom Kathy had fun popping bubbles together, but Jonil’s sweet expression while watching his girls play is just as endearing.

Aaron thought it would be funny to sneak under the table, then pop out the other side to greet Elvie with a high five!

Aaron thought it would be funny to sneak under the table, then pop out the other side to greet Elvie with a high five!

It took John Carl about five attempts to get his hand under his chin. That darn lollipop stick was in the way! He just had to give us his “pogi pose”, even if it became more complicated than originally planned.

It took John Carl about five attempts to get his hand under his chin. That darn lollipop stick was in the way! He just had to give us his “pogi pose”, even if it became more complicated than originally planned.

Jun flashes his best horror flick face before cutting off Rizz Ann’s cast. Fortunately, it wasn’t her first time having a cast removed, so she just gave him her best teenager eye roll!

Jun flashes his best horror flick face before cutting off Rizz Ann’s cast. Fortunately, it wasn’t her first time having a cast removed, so she just gave him her best teenager eye roll!

The best moments happen when a patient goes from being scared of our staff to becoming best friends with them.

The best moments happen when a patient goes from being scared of our staff to becoming best friends with them.

Sofia thought Amir was looking a little nervous, so she decided the best way to make him feel welcome in the playroom was to bury him in toys!

Sofia thought Amir was looking a little nervous, so she decided the best way to make him feel welcome in the playroom was to bury him in toys!


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Pastor Simon Peter walks down the corridor with is guitar.

Pastor Simon Peter walks down the corridor with is guitar.

Sylvia holds her son Kalori before he is taken into surgery.

Sylvia holds her son Kalori before he is taken into surgery.

Bernard helps the kitchen staff prepare meat for the upcoming Christmas staff event.

Bernard helps the kitchen staff prepare meat for the upcoming Christmas staff event.

Dr. Peter, Dr. Lawerence, and Scrub Tech Stephen preform an endoscopic shunt revision.

Dr. Peter, Dr. Lawerence, and Scrub Tech Stephen preform an endoscopic shunt revision.




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