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The Week in Photos: Value the moment

This is Yohannes at his followup appointment showing off those missing teeth.





A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

After three of days of his personality being dampened by pain and recovery, Ridouane is back!

After three of days of his personality being dampened by pain and recovery, Ridouane is back!

Souraya has one of her rare calm moments. Normally she’s running around laughing her little head off or crying because she was running so fast she tripped on something.

Souraya has one of her rare calm moments. Normally, she’s running around laughing her head off, or crying because she tripped on something.

We got a chance to read Nafiou several get well messages after which he told us to take a thank you picture. This ninja stance was his pose of choice.

We got a chance to read Nafiou several get well messages. Afterwards, he told us to take a thank you picture. This ninja stance was his pose of choice.

Aicha’s a little bit shy during the morning medical rounds.

Aicha’s a little bit shy during the morning medical rounds.

Mathias was able to sucker our art therapist out of a lollipop while he was waiting to get his bandage changed.

Mathias was able to sucker our art therapist out of a lollipop while he was waiting to get his bandage changed.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

“Gigil” is a tag-a-long word, which means an irresistible urge to squeeze something cute. Clearly, Dr. Jun feels gigil towards this little one.

“Gigil” is a word from the tag-a-log language, which means an irresistible urge to squeeze something cute. Clearly, Dr. Jun feels gigil towards this little one!

Paulla has had a series of recasting throughout her treatment, but she never left the hospital without her smile.

Paulla had a series of recasting throughout her treatment, but she never left the hospital without her smile.

We love seeing huge smiles from CUREkids ready to get their cleft lip surgeries. Xein Mel, who is just seven months old, is about to get her cleft lip fixed!

We love seeing huge smiles from CUREkids ready to get their cleft lip surgeries. This is Xein Mel who is just seven months old!

Dr. Badjun initiates the first cut as he focuses on the end goal of his patient’s treatment.

Dr. Badjun initiates the first cut as he focuses on the end goal of his patient’s treatment.

Feeling cozy in the ward, Gale waits patiently for her cleft palate surgery.

Feeling cozy in the ward, Gale waits patiently for her cleft palate surgery.


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Bernard sits next to his plants as they are watered.

Bernard sits next to his plants as they are watered.

Frednant sits on his mother Eunice’s lap.

Frednant sits on his mother Eunice’s lap.

Betty holds her daughter Rosemary outside the ward.

Betty holds her daughter Rosemary outside the ward.

Eunice washes laundry alone as her son Edmond is in surgery.

Eunice washes laundry alone as her son Edmond is in surgery.

Jane holds her dad’s hand as they leave the hospital.

Jane holds her dad’s hand as they leave the hospital.


CURE Zambia

Photos by Mubita Simataa

Time stops to capture a glimpse when Christine decides to smile!

Time stops to capture a glimpse when Christine decides to smile!

Dr Changwe performing an operation.

Dr Changwe performs an operation.

Emmanuel says, “This is how to make the playroom look cool!”

Emmanuel says, “This is how to make the playroom look cool!”

Meet our picture perfect sisters Jasmine and Rutendo.

Meet our picture perfect sisters: Jasmine and Rutendo.

Loveness knows how to hide from the camera, but this time we got her! Almost!

Loveness knows how to hide from the camera, but this time we got her. Almost!

Roses are red, violets are few. Rosemarys are rare, and here’s one for you, right here!

Roses are red, violets are few. Rosemarys are rare, and here’s one for you, right here!


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie & Bethlehem Teshome

Hamza loves making faces and this is the face he wanted to make after asking for a photo!

Hamza loves making faces, and this is the face he wanted to make after asking for a photo!

This is Yohannes at his followup appointment showing off those missing teeth.

This is Yohannes at his followup appointment as he shows off his missing teeth.

Just enjoying the beautiful sunshine!

Just enjoying the beautiful sunshine!

Sifen was enjoying her morning listening to a radio station on her mother's mobile phone!

Sifen was enjoying her morning listening to a radio station on her mother’s mobile phone!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Linton may be small, but he’s not too little for a sucker! We’re loving this little guy and his not-scared-of-people attitude.

Linton may be small, but he’s not too little for a sucker! We’re loving this little guy and his not-scared-of-people attitude.

A group of kiddos give us their grins at our annual Night to Shine event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

A group of kiddos give us their grins at our annual Night to Shine event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

This gal enjoys her moment to shine during our Night to Shine.

This gal enjoys her moment to shine during our Night to Shine.

This guy is an impressive toe-typer and he got to show us his skills at Night to Shine!

This guy is an impressive toe-typer, and he got to show us his skills at Night to Shine!

Kiddos who came to Night to Shine also got a backpack filled with goodies!

Kiddos who came to Night to Shine also got a backpack filled with goodies!

This young lady wants to be a model and she is not letting anything stand on her way! During the Night to Shine event, she showed us her cat walk skills; she is so good!

This young lady wants to be a model, and she is not letting anything stand in her way! During the Night to Shine event, she showed us her catwalk skills; she is so good!

The First Lady shares some Valentine love with the children that were in attendance at the Night to Shine event. She handed out roses to so many of the kids!

The First Lady of Kenya shares some Valentine love with the children that were in attendance at Night to Shine. She handed out roses to so many of the kids!


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Calvine thinks that Kennedy and Joshua’s poses for the camera are pretty silly and looks over to see if Granny agrees!

Calvine thinks that Kennedy and Joshua’s poses for the camera are pretty silly and looks over to see if Granny agrees!

Fanny from the Spiritual Department plays Bao with Olive while Loveness watches! Being on the Spiritual Team doesn’t mean just praying with the kids, but sometimes, it means playing with them, too!

Fanny. Spiritual Department, plays Bao with Olive while Loveness watches. Being on the Spiritual Team doesn’t mean just praying with the kids, but sometimes, it means playing with them, too!

Telesifolo finally smiles for us! Usually, he looks super skeptical about the camera!

Telesifolo finally smiles for us! Usually, he looks super skeptical about the camera!

This little girl is waiting to see the doctor during our weekly Monday clinic!

This little girl is waiting to see the doctor during our weekly Monday clinic!

Physio Katie checks out CKC Thandy’s wrist for him. They both made silly faces for the camera!

Physio Katie checks out CKC Thandy’s wrist for him. They both made silly faces for the camera!

This cutie came in for some physiotherapy and was having great fun riding the bike!

This cutie came in for some physiotherapy and was having great fun riding a bike!

Calvine is our resident charmer! We love those chipmunk cheeks!

Calvine is our resident charmer! We love those chipmunk cheeks!




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