The Week in Photos: It’s the little things

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Carolyn is our resident grinner, and she has some pretty crazy hairdos, too!

Carolyn is our resident grinner, and she has some pretty crazy hairdos, too!

Chisomo is SO happy to go home!

Chisomo is SO happy to go home!

Hendrina is such a cutie. She’s always running up to us and asking for a picture!

Hendrina is such a cutie. She’s always running up to us and asking for a picture!

Tupali has severe cerebral palsy and needs help to move, but he is quite bright and speaks English really well! He’s always greeting all the doctors during ward rounds with a smile and a “Good morning!”

Tupali has severe cerebral palsy and needs help moving, but he is quite bright and speaks English really well! He’s always greeting the doctors during ward rounds with a smile and a “good morning!”

Tupali loves taking photos. Here: Thandy and he take a selfie!

Tupali loves taking photos. Here: Thandy and he take a selfie!

The brothers are back! Francis and Blessings both have skeletal dysplasia (dwarfism) and both needed to have three operations. That's six between the two of them, but their legs are now straight!

The brothers are back! Francis and Blessings both have skeletal dysplasia (dwarfism) and both have needed three operations. That’s six between the two of them, but their legs are now straight!


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

Nafiou personality is coming back full force now that he’s getting used to the healing process.

Nafiou’s personality is coming back full force now that he’s getting used to the healing process.

Mathias (L) and Faical (R) have become fast friends while they go through the rigor of cleanings and bandage changes!

Mathias (left) and Faical have become fast friends while they go through the rigor of cleanings and bandage changes!

Souraya (or more likely Soraya’s grandmother) make it a point to dress as nicely as possible for each trip to the physical therapist.

Souraya (or more likely Soraya’s grandmother) make it a point to dress as nicely as possible for each trip to the physical therapist.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Five-month-old Maribel made a new friend at our mobile clinic!

Five-month-old Maribel made a new friend at our mobile clinic!

We never got her name, but this little sweetie loved the camera, and the camera loves her back!

We never got her name, but this little sweetie loved the camera, and the camera loves her back!

Unique John (yes, his awesome real name) never stopped moving, except to take a break to watch for bubbles.

Unique John (yes, his awesome real name) never stopped moving, except to take a break to watch for bubbles.

Aiya’s smile never stops!

Aiya’s smile never stops!

No mischief here… None at all!

No mischief here… None at all!


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Berinah holds her son Drake in the ICU the morning after his surgery.

Berinah holds her son Drake in the ICU the morning after his surgery.

Doctor Fred prepares Isaac for surgery.

Doctor Fred prepares Isaac for surgery.

Isaac has an myelomeningocele closure performed

Isaac has an myelomeningocele closure performed.

Nurse Manager Annita greets Isaac during morning rounds.

Nurse Manager Annita greets Isaac during morning rounds.


CURE Zambia

Photos by Mubita Simataa

Friendships are almost inevitable for the kids in our hospital.

Friendships are almost inevitable for the kids in our hospital.

Maambo shows off one last smile before he leaves for home.

Maambo shows off one last smile before he leaves for home.

Melvin’s smile is breathtaking!

Melvin’s smile is breathtaking!

Rose and Richard have been serving tirelessly in housekeeping. She always keeps a smile, but sometimes Richard just looks on!

Rose and Richard have been serving tirelessly in housekeeping. She always keeps a smile, but sometimes Richard just looks on!

A kid smiles in the playground

A kid smiles on the playground!

Tinkani says ‘cheese’ for the camera.

Tinkani says “cheese” for the camera.


CURE Clubfoot

Photos by Situmbeko Wambulawae

Someone couldn’t help making funny faces at us because he was just at the clinic to get bigger braces 'cause he had outgrown the previous ones!

Someone couldn’t help making funny faces at us because he was just at the clinic to get bigger braces ’cause he had outgrown the previous ones!

Daniel and his mama share an intimate moment of happiness after being told they would not be getting a new cast.

Daniel and his mama share an intimate moment of happiness after being told they would not be getting a new cast.

Mama helps comfort her baby during the Africa Clubfoot Training in Nairobi, Kenya.

A mama helps comfort her baby during the Africa Clubfoot Training in Nairobi, Kenya.

The CURE Clubfoot Regional Team all met for the very first time and tried to get a good photo!

The CURE Clubfoot Regional Team all met for the very first time and tried to get a good photo!

Faculty and CURE Clubfoot participants pose for a victory picture after successfully completing the Africa Clubfoot Training Project (ACT) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Faculty and CURE Clubfoot participants pose for a victory picture after successfully completing the Africa Clubfoot Training Project (ACT) in Nairobi, Kenya.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie & Bethlehem Teshome

Tamir was excited to be at our Mobile Clinic in Bahir Dar to seek healing for his daughter Zenash!

Tamir was excited to be at our Mobile Clinic in Bahir Dar to seek healing for his daughter Zenash!

Gebreshet was happy to hear that we want to get him more mobility and it starts with leaving this iconic wheelchair behind. We look forward to having him at the hospital!

Gebreshet was happy to hear that we want to get him more mobility and it starts with leaving this iconic wheelchair behind. We look forward to having him at the hospital!

Dr. Rick took some time out the second day of clinic to give a lecture to the Orthopedic Residents of the Feleghiwot Referral Hospital.

Dr. Rick took some time out the second day of clinic to give a lecture to the Orthopedic Residents of the Feleghiwot Referral Hospital.

Tigabu’s father, Dereje, was giving a interview to the Amhara Channel, sharing their experience thus far with CURE Ethiopia and Tigabu’s healing!

Tigabu’s father, Dereje, was giving a interview to the Amhara Channel. He shared his experience thus far with CURE Ethiopia and Tigabu’s healing!

Our Head OP Nurse was instructing Getahun on how to take his multivitamins, so he may be better prepared for surgery.

Our Head OP Nurse was instructing Getahun on how to take his multivitamins, so he may be better prepared for surgery.


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Even capturing a photo of this guy as he lays on his bed facing the opposite direction of us cannot overshadow his joy.

Even capturing a photo of this guy as he lays on his bed facing the opposite direction cannot overshadow his joy.

Pastor Philip shares about Jesus with these two fellows.

Pastor Philip shares about Jesus with these two fellows.

Natalie loves photos, and we love Natalie!

Natalie loves photos, and we love Natalie!

We saw over 150 patients at our new mobile clinic location last week. We’re so thankful for a new location for our mobile clinic because it means more people will have to travel less to be seen by our doctors!

We saw over 150 patients at our new mobile clinic location last week. We’re so thankful for a new location because it means more people will have to travel less to be seen by our doctors!

Hello, my name is Elvis, and I’ve found a very comfortable place to sit.

Hello, my name is Elvis, and I’ve found a very comfortable place to sit.

Job’s mom and Dr. King’ori discuss Job’s medical care. But, this doesn’t stop Job from making silly faces!

Job’s mom and Dr. King’ori discuss Job’s medical care while Job makes silly faces!

Mwanzia gives us one of his fantastic smiles as he spends time in the playroom.

Mwanzia gives us one of his fantastic smiles as he spends time in the playroom.




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