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The Week in Photos: Laugh a lot, play hard

Whenever Hadassah comes to visit with her big brother Psalm, we find her in silly places!





A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Hope Kim

New haircut, but the same cute smile. Kurt is back for a clinic follow-up!

New haircut, but the same cute smile. Kurt is back for a clinic follow-up!

Roxanne marks her love for Jesus on the palm of her hands.

Roxanne marks her love for Jesus on the palm of her hand.

Gary, one of our ministry partners, spends time with Ayesha as she does her final artwork before going home.

Gary, one of our ministry partners, spends time with Ayesha as she does her final artwork before going home.

Jairus gets coached by dad on what to do in front of the camera, not that he needed it. He’s a natural!

Jairus gets coached by dad on what to do in front of the camera, not that he needed it. He’s a natural!

Photos by Marlene Bray

While some kids have a hard time finding a comfortable sleeping position after surgery, Kisha didn’t seem to have any issues!

While some kids have a hard time finding a comfortable sleeping position after surgery, Kisha didn’t seem to have any issues!

Before Paulla went home, she did a live “cooking show” for us, complete with narration, of course!

Before Paulla went home, she did a live “cooking show” for us, complete with narration, of course!

Paulla and her dad Paul have the sweetest relationship! He was there as soon as she was done with surgery to comfort her.

Paulla and her dad Paul have the sweetest relationship! He was there as soon as she was done with surgery to comfort her.

Dr. Sarah visited from Manila this past week, and wasted no time getting involved in the operating room.

Dr. Sarah visited from Manila this past week, and wasted no time getting involved in the operating room.

Whenever Hadassah comes to visit with her big brother Psalm, we find her in silly places!

Whenever Hadassah comes to visit with her big brother Psalm, we find her in silly places!


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Demey sits for a portrait on his bed in the ward.

Demey sits for a portrait on his bed in the ward.

Dr. Peter makes an incision as he begins the surgery.

Dr. Peter makes an incision as he begins the surgery.

Promise lays in her bed the morning of her operation.

Promise lays in her bed the morning of her operation.

Betty enjoys worship as she holds her daughter Rosemary.

Betty enjoys worship as she holds her daughter Rosemary.


CURE Zambia

Photos by Mubita Simataa

Elizabeth enjoys being outside while playing with some balloons!

Elizabeth enjoys being outside while playing with some balloons!

We caught Omega enjoying a walk around the hospital.

We caught Omega enjoying a walk around the hospital.

We love Ernest's adorable face!

We love Ernest’s adorable face!

Florence gives the camera a big smile!

Florence gives the camera a big smile!

Loveness makes a silly face.

Loveness makes a silly face.


CURE Dominican Republic

Photos by Yovanni Medrano

These two buddies were talking about how much they like CURE-in-a-box.

These two buddies were talking about how much they like CURE-in-a-box.

There's always time for a picture before enjoying CURE-in-a-box.

There’s always time for a picture before enjoying CURE-in-a-box.

Looks like someone is having fun drawing.

Looks like someone is having fun drawing.

This little girl is almost finishing her masterpiece. It's so nice to have talented kids around.

This little girl is almost finishing her masterpiece. It’s so nice to have talented kids around.

This little boy is anxious to give you a big hug! Don't you see it in those eyes?

This little boy is anxious to give you a big hug! Don’t you see it in those eyes?


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie & Bethlehem Teshome

Mahlet was focused while Mrs. Valerie taught her how to knit.

Mahlet was focused while Mrs. Valerie taught her how to knit.

Aychesh and Aynalem became best buds during their time of healing!

Aychesh and Aynalem became best buds during their time of healing!

Hindiya is rejoicing in her healing and wanted a photo to capture her newfound joy.

Hindiya is rejoicing in her healing and wanted a photo to capture her newfound joy.

Seifen was being her usual cheery self and making her rounds around the ward to share her joy when we captured her in action!

Seifen was being her usual cheery self and making her rounds around the ward to share her joy when we captured her in action!

Sena tried hard not to smile, but she couldn't contain it!

Sena tried hard not to smile, but she couldn’t contain it!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Linton gives us his best smile. He such a darling!

Linton gives us his best smile. He such a darling!

Show Promise a wheelchair, and you become a friend. Promise thinks they are hospital toys, and he loves to play with them.

Show Promise a wheelchair, and you become a friend. Promise thinks they are hospital toys, and he loves to play with them.

A group of kids watch keenly as Emmy, one of our lady pastors, prepares them for theater. Using a puffed doll, she takes them through all the steps they will go through on the way to theater.

A group of kids watch keenly as Emmy, one of our lady pastors, prepares them for theater. Using a puffed doll, she takes them through all the steps they will go through on the way to theater.

These two girls, Rehema and Tracy, met in our hospital playroom. A few hours later, they were playing and laughing together like they have know each other for ages.

These two girls, Rehema and Tracy, met in our hospital playroom. A few hours later, they were playing and laughing together like they have known each other for ages.

Dr. Kinyua, Mary, and Sylvia, all staff at CURE Kenya, show their lovely smiles.

Dr. Kinyua, Mary, and Sylvia, all staff at CURE Kenya, show their lovely smiles.

mobile clinic truck, donated by the First Lady, from a state house representative.

CURE Kenya Executive Director Mr. Abed receives keys for a mobile clinic truck, donated by the First Lady, from a state house representative.

Yvonne, bored with her immobility after surgery, finds her way to the playroom in the morning hours to watch cartoons. With a shawl on shoulders and her good friend on her lap.

Yvonne, bored with her immobility after surgery, finds her way to the playroom in the morning hours to watch cartoons. With a shawl on shoulders and her good friend on her lap.


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Jojo doesn't have anything wrong with his legs, he just enjoys playing with the walker!

Jojo doesn’t have anything wrong with his legs; he just enjoys playing with the walker!

Calvine always has his hand in his mouth. It's a good thing we didn't operate on both hands at the same time!

Calvine always has his hand in his mouth. It’s a good thing we didn’t operate on both hands at the same time!

Crispine was so happy to go home last week.

Crispine was so happy to go home.

Our little buddy Boniface loves making faces for the camera.

Our little buddy Boniface loves making faces for the camera.

Pearson was happy not to have a vac on while he was stuck in bed. One this day, he can watch TV and go outside.

Pearson was happy not to have a vac on while he was stuck in bed. One this day, he can watch TV and go outside.

It’s complicated teaching physio exercises when you don’t speak the same language! Blessings had to give Donata directions via her mom (who speaks both languages). Donata thought it was hilarious! 17. Calvine, Daniel and Jonathan were having a grand time playing the “lie

It’s complicated teaching physio exercises when you don’t speak the same language! Blessings had to give Donata directions via her mom (who speaks both languages). Donata thought it was hilarious!

Calvine, Daniel, and Jonathan were having a grand time playing the “lie on the floor and giggle” game.

Calvine, Daniel, and Jonathan were having a grand time playing the “lie on the floor and giggle” game.

Kondwani is walking so well! He’s now a pro at getting his walker around obstacles!

Kondwani is walking so well! He’s now a pro at getting his walker around obstacles.


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

Souraya enjoys picking up lunch from the kitchen, but her balance isn’t quite where it needs to be to keep up with the rest of the ladies.

Souraya enjoys picking up lunch from the kitchen, but her balance isn’t quite where it needs to be to keep up with the rest of the ladies.

Bad hair days don’t even matter when you’re finally getting that life-changing surgery!

Bad hair days don’t even matter when you’re finally getting that life-changing surgery!

Abdul (left) and Abdul show off their take-home Fujifilm Instax prints before they get discharged.

Abdul (left) and Abdul show off their take-home Fujifilm Instax prints before they get discharged.

Rachidou exists in his own little world and we love him for it.

Rachidou exists in his own little world and we love him for it.

This is how Baraou feels about the medication he has to take.

This is how Baraou feels about the medication he has to take.




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