The Week in Photos: Gifted hands


A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie

Dr. Teddy and Dr. Jim stopped and posed for us while they were on their way to do afternoon rounds in the ward!

Dr. Teddy and Dr. Jim stopped and posed for us while they were on their way to do afternoon rounds in the ward!

Gebyaw was excited to make a new friend, Kedir, who likes roaming the ward just as much as he does spreading laughter!

Gebyaw was excited to make a new friend, Alemu, who likes roaming the ward just as much as he does spreading laughter!

Michael is back with us and ready for his first challenger in a game of cards!

Michael is back with us and ready for his first challenger in a game of cards!

Selam, a member of our construction team, showed us the beautiful landscape from the balcony of our Operating Room extension!

Selam, a member of our construction team, showed us the beautiful
landscape from the balcony of our Operating Room extension!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Pretty Angel gets to practice using her walker.

Pretty Angel gets to practice using her walker.

These orthopedic techs are really pretty fun.

These orthopedic techs are really pretty fun.

Dr. Mbonisi smiles as he assesses a patient at clinic.

Dr. Mbonisi smiles as he assesses a patient at clinic.

Lots of physical therapy students stand, observing our doctors at clinic.

Lots of physical therapy students stand, observing our doctors at clinic.

These two are having a great time playing doctor with some other kiddos from the ward and with Emmy who works in our playroom.

These two are having a great time playing doctor with some other kiddos from the ward and with Emmy who works in our playroom.

God has really been blessing the rains in Africa!

God has really been blessing the rains in Africa!

We’re praying for our CUREkids Coordinator, Nelson, who gets married on Saturday!

We’re praying for our CUREkids Coordinator, Nelson, who gets married on Saturday!


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Shakira’s mom had to hold her back from attacking us and dragging us off!

Shakira’s mom had to hold her back from attacking us and dragging us off!

Shakira was pushing the wheelchair around and thought it was hilarious when I sat down in it. Then she pushed me into a mom who, fortunately, thought it was funny!

Shakira was pushing the wheelchair around and thought it was hilarious when I sat down in it. Then she pushed me into a mom who, fortunately, thought it was funny!

Bridget and Resha are already best friends, and their moms seem to be hitting it off, too!

Bridget and Resha are already best friends, and their moms seem to be hitting it off, too!

Bridget is finally warmed up to the hospital and giving us awesome smiles!

Bridget is finally warmed up and giving us awesome smiles!

Shakira is pretending to be shy and hiding her face!

Shakira is pretending to be shy and hiding her face!

Amandikonda has the most lovely eyes! He loves having his photo taken.

Amandikonda has the most lovely eyes! He loves having his photo taken.

I spy with my little eye…Shakira!

I spy with my little eye… Shakira!

Calvine loves being held by Thandy. he was so serious until Thandy started tickling him!

Calvine loves being held by Thandy. He was so serious until Thandy started tickling him!

Shakira, Prince, and Jane were having a blast playing with a makeshift glove balloon!

Shakira, Prince, and Jane were having a blast playing with a makeshift glove balloon!

Aisha gives Thandy a fist bump!

Aisha gives Thandy a fist bump!

Shakira was so happy she fell on the floor laughing, and then got distracted by my toes!

Shakira was so happy she fell on the floor laughing, and then got distracted by my toes!

Bridget is happy to be having her hand taken off her stomach soon!

Bridget is happy to be having her hand taken off her stomach soon!

Shout out to our amazing physiotherapists here at CURE Malawi, including Ndapile, who was helping Thom do some exercises!

Shout out to our amazing physiotherapists here at CURE Malawi, including Ndapile who was helping Thom do some exercises!

Bridget was laughing while Thandy told her a secret while she was waiting for a wound dressing.

Bridget was laughing while Thandy told her a secret as she was waiting for a wound dressing.

Uwemi and Jane both have Apert syndrome and are here to have their fused fingers separated. We’re glad they’re friends.

Uwemi and Jane both have Apert syndrome. They are here to have their fused fingers separated. We’re glad they’re friends.

Resha and Bridget are our current BFFs in the hospital. They’re always together laughing and giggling!

Resha and Bridget are our current BFFs in the hospital. They’re always together laughing and giggling!


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

Youmali is quickly finding himself at home as he has moved from the ward to our guesthouse where he will stay until his clubfoot is healed. If a patient does not have connection in Niamey where they can stay, they are welcome to call our guesthouse home until no more procedures or checkups are needed!

Youmali is quickly finding himself at home as he has moved from the ward to our guesthouse where he will stay until his clubfoot is healed. If a patient does not have connection in Niamey where they can stay, they are welcome to call our guesthouse home until no more procedures or checkups are needed!

Niger is a dry and dusty place, but our janitorial staff does an incredible job of keeping everything clean.

Niger is a dry and dusty place, but our janitorial staff does an incredible job of keeping everything clean.

Anas steels himself for the upcoming surgery.

Anas steels himself for the upcoming surgery.

Ibrahim takes it easy in the ward.

Ibrahim takes it easy in the ward.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Rehj cried about almost everything the day of his surgery, but he just couldn’t help but smile for the camera!

Rehj cried about almost everything the day of his surgery, but he just couldn’t help but smile for the camera!

We’re not saying that Nurse Ralph was trying to photo bomb King Dave’s clubfoot surgery, but that mock intense look (and lots of previous experience!) makes us suspicious!

We’re not saying that Nurse Ralph was trying to photo bomb King Dave’s clubfoot surgery, but that mock intense look (and lots of previous experience!) makes us suspicious!

King Dave gets some gentle encouragement from Dad Karston as he is prepared to enter the operating room.

King Dave gets some gentle encouragement from Dad Karston as he is prepared to enter the operating room.

We had some pretty amazing dads this week at Tebow CURE! Hero and his dad share a sweet moment as he wakes up after surgery.

We had some pretty amazing dads this week at Tebow CURE! Hero and his dad share a sweet moment as he wakes up after surgery.

Dr. Jun finds himself an awkward position to create the angle he needs during surgery.

Dr. Jun finds himself an awkward position to create the angle he needs during surgery.

Surgical instruments are lined up, ready for use in King Dave’s surgery.

Surgical instruments are lined up, ready for use in King Dave’s surgery.

We’re not sure who was more nervous for Jabril’s surgery, him or Mom! The two shared a tight hug before he entered the operating area.

We’re not sure who was more nervous for Jabril’s surgery, him or Mom! The two shared a tight hug before he entered the operating area.

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

We hosted an art gallery to raise funds for the hospital and Mariel got to pick lots of favorites as she checks the artwork out!

We hosted an art gallery to raise funds for the hospital and Mariel got to pick lots of favorites as she checks the artwork out!

Gabby adorably waits for Christine to blow a mass of bubbles on her face, so she can pretend to have a bubble shower!

Gabby adorably waits for Christine to blow a mass of bubbles on her face, so she can pretend to have a bubble shower!

 Letting us take good pictures since Day 1, we think that Rizz Ann is a model!

Letting us take good pictures since Day 1, we think that Rizz Ann is a model!

What could be any cuter with David, his guitar, and a rockstar hair?

What could be any cuter with David than his guitar and a rock star hair?

Krizylle passed the “thumbs-up test” to see if she’s fully recovered from surgery!

Krizylle passed the “thumbs-up test” to see if she’s fully recovered from surgery!


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Abby, Frank, and Happy play with inflated gloves in the ward.

Abby, Frank, and Happy play with inflated gloves in the ward.

Solomon lays on his stomach as Sam the physiotherapist works on him.

Solomon lays on his stomach as Sam the physiotherapist works on him.

Abby, Maria, and Elijah play outside the ward with inflated gloves.

Abby, Maria, and Elijah play outside the ward with inflated gloves.

Benjamin looks at the mobile above him as he lays in the Spiritual Center's new playroom.

Benjamin looks at the mobile above him as he lays in the Spiritual Center’s new playroom.




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