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The Week in Photos: Making memories

We have a team visiting this week from the Kenai Spine group, and they brought our kiddos some bubbles. Our CUREkid, John, wanted to blow some of the bubbles at us!





A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Thandy is the life of the party! Alinafe and Natarino think he’s pretty funny!

Thandy is the life of the party! Alinafe and Natarino think he’s pretty funny!

Dr. James listens to Reality’s cough to make sure he doesn’t have anything serious. Fortunately, it was just a bit of a cold.

Dr. James listens to Reality’s cough to make sure he doesn’t have anything serious. Fortunately, it was just a bit of a cold.

Alinafe didn’t smile when she first came to the hospital, but now she’s grinning away!

Alinafe didn’t smile when she first came to the hospital, but now she’s grinning away!

Flora’s lookin’ pretty spiffy in her uniform!

Flora’s lookin’ pretty spiffy in her uniform!

Uwemi and Joseph have become fast friends with their hands all wrapped up in bandages!

Uwemi and Joseph have become fast friends with their hands all wrapped up in bandages!

Miracle is going home, but we look forward to seeing him again soon for his next operation!

Miracle is going home, but we look forward to seeing him again soon for his next operation!

Alinafe knows a secret – if you play bao against yourself you’re guaranteed to win!

Alinafe knows a secret – if you play bao against yourself you’re guaranteed to win!


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

After three months with us, Souraya is finally heading home! We'll miss her and we're looking forward to her first follow-up.

After three months with us, Souraya is finally heading home! We’ll miss her and we’re looking forward to her first follow-up.

CURE’s CEO and President recently visited us and spent some time playing with Nafiou after his cleft palate surgery.

CURE’s CEO and President recently visited us and spent some time playing with Nafiou after his cleft palate surgery.

Smiles that don’t stop are always a pleasure to have around here!

Smiles that don’t stop are always a pleasure to have around here!

Rahila isn’t exactly excited about going into surgery, but she’s steeled herself as she knows the results will be worth it.

Rahila isn’t exactly excited about going into surgery, but she’s steeled herself as she knows the results will be worth it.

Dr. Diane escorts Nafiou to his consultation. He got too caught up in playing and forgot about it!

Dr. Diane escorts Nafiou to his consultation. He got too caught up in playing and forgot about it!


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Being in the hospital doesn’t mean sacrificing style! Krizel shows off the new earrings she got in her Operation Christmas Child box.

Being in the hospital doesn’t mean sacrificing style! Krizel shows off the new earrings she got in her Operation Christmas Child box.

Nelson’s surgery begins with prayer by the surgical staff.

Nelson’s surgery begins with prayer by the surgical staff.

Sometimes the operating room resembles a car body shop with trays and trays of tools. Instead of gaining more horsepower, Nelson will regain his ability to walk!

Sometimes the operating room resembles a car body shop with trays and trays of tools. Instead of gaining more horsepower, Nelson will regain his ability to walk!

Paulla takes a peek at Kisha’s brace fitting, she never passes up an opportunity to make a new friend!

Paulla takes a peek at Kisha’s brace fitting, she never passes up an opportunity to make a new friend!

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

It may not be prom season anymore, but Samantha still rocks a beautiful red carpet dress.

It may not be prom season anymore, but Samantha still rocks a beautiful red carpet dress.

There are some things that we just can’t resist, like cute baby cheeks!

There are some things that we just can’t resist, like cute baby cheeks!

Ian didn’t want to be bored. He taught us a how to play a new game!

Ian didn’t want to be bored. He taught us a how to play a new game!

One more pair of casts to wear for a couple weeks and Jaira is almost clubfoot free!

One more pair of casts to wear for a couple weeks and Jaira is almost clubfoot free!

Lexie recovered quickly after surgery. She tried to fill in some time playing with the tablet while waiting to go home.

Lexie recovered quickly after surgery. She tried to fill in some time playing with the tablet while waiting to go home.

While Mae waits for her sister Miles during clinic, she was more than willing to show a sweet smile for the camera.

While Mae waits for her sister Miles during clinic, she was more than willing to show a sweet smile for the camera.


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Dr. Peter greets Jowasi as he sits on his mother Mbabazi’s lap during morning ward rounds. They returned to CURE because his head was swelling.

Dr. Peter greets Jowasi as he sits on his mother Mbabazi’s lap during morning ward rounds. They returned to CURE because his head was swelling.

Ashim plays with building blocks in the spiritual center playroom.

Ashim plays with building blocks in the spiritual center playroom.

Dr. Justin places a shunt in Lytone.

Dr. Justin places a shunt in Lytone.

Ashim finishes his first puzzle, in the spiritual center playroom, as his mother Chemutai watches.

Ashim finishes his first puzzle, in the spiritual center playroom, as his mother Chemutai watches.

Lytone lays on her bed in the ICU the morning after her operation.

Lytone lays on her bed in the ICU the morning after her operation.

Ashim plays with his mother Chemutai and staff members as they pass a small beach ball back and forth about an hour before his surgery.

Ashim plays with his mother Chemutai and staff members as they pass a small beach ball back and forth about an hour before his surgery.

Dr. Peter greets Jowasi as he sits on his mother Mbabazi’s lap during morning ward rounds. They returned to CURE because his head was swelling.

Dr. Peter greets Jowasi as he sits on his mother Mbabazi’s lap during morning ward rounds. They returned to CURE because his head was swelling.


CURE Zambia

Photos by Mubita Simataa

Robison found a new friend in Jessie. It was a day of fun at the clinic!

Robison found a new friend in Jessie. It was a day of fun at the clinic!

Robert enjoys his work in the laundry. His smile is a testament.

Robert enjoys his work in the laundry. His smile is a testament.

Justin reaches for a balloon as Emily looks on.

Justin reaches for a balloon as Emily looks on.

Zambian smiles and hugs are the hallmark of our warm welcome.

Zambian smiles and hugs are the hallmark of our warm welcome.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie & Bethlehem Teshome

Meseret loves coming up with different poses for the camera!

Meseret loves coming up with different poses for the camera!

Look at these two adorable kids! Seid wanted a picture holding his favorite little Asia!

Look at these two adorable kids! Seid wanted a picture holding his favorite little Asia!

These two have been friends for almost a year now! They love taking pictures together.

These two have been friends for almost a year now! They love taking pictures together.

This is Mehretab showing off his beautiful smile!

This is Mehretab showing off his beautiful smile!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Mercy, one of our CUREkids, has a quiet moment as someone from our spiritual department prays with some of our kiddos in the playroom.

Mercy, one of our CUREkids, has a quiet moment as someone from our spiritual department prays with some of our kiddos in the playroom.

Being a doctor is a lot of work, but Dr. Watson and Dr. Theuri do it so seamlessly and make it seem rather easy.

Being a doctor is a lot of work, but Dr. Watson and Dr. Theuri do it so seamlessly and make it seem rather easy.

We have a team visiting this week from the Kenai Spine group, and they brought our kiddos some bubbles. Our CUREkid, John, wanted to blow some of the bubbles at us!

We have a team visiting this week from the Kenai Spine group, and they brought our kiddos some bubbles. Our CUREkid, John, wanted to blow some of the bubbles at us!

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl

Two are better than one: Micah and his friend were scared to slide on their own so they decided to go down together!

Two are better than one: Micah and his friend were scared to slide on their own so they decided to go down together!

Immaculate and Micah raced cars on the hospital corridor. They were having such great time.

Immaculate and Micah raced cars on the hospital corridor. They were having such great time.

This week our playroom was busy and our kids got to interact and play a card game with a team visiting from Alaska.

This week our playroom was busy and our kids got to interact and play a card game with a team visiting from Alaska.

Samuel is funny and adorable, this is him standing by a window making funny faces.

Samuel is funny and adorable, this is him standing by a window making funny faces.




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