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The Week in Photos: We love these kids!

Venita lays in the spiritual center playroom as she plays with a ball.





A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie

Asia was loving playtime, especially peek-a- boo! She’s so good at it!

Asia was loving playtime, especially peek-a- boo! She’s so good at it!

Abduladem turned and gave us his best model pose this day!

Abduladem turned and gave us his best model pose this day!

Nurse Tizita was having a great time with all her patients in the new Rees Jones Foundation Rehabilitation Center. What a great time it was!

Nurse Tizita was having a great time with all her patients in the new Rees Jones Foundation Rehabilitation Center. What a great time it was!

Siblings, Kimem and Ashenafi, came in together for clinic and were excited about starting their process in healing together!

Siblings, Kimem and Ashenafi, came in together for clinic and were excited about starting their process in healing together!

Birtukan was delighted to play with this balloon made of a glove! The simple joys!

Birtukan was delighted to play with this balloon made of a glove! The simple joys!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

Nelly spent so many months in the hospital last year with a wound infection. The last time we saw her was several months ago, and she was in a wheelchair. This week, she’s walking with crutches!

Nelly spent so many months in the hospital last year with a wound infection. The last time we saw her was several months ago, and she was in a wheelchair. This week, she’s walking with crutches!

Joyce once had clubfoot, but she is now healed. She now plays with the rest of her friends without the challenges of the deformity.

Joyce once had clubfoot, but she is now healed. She now plays with the rest of her friends without the challenges of the deformity.

Victoria, one of our new staff at CURE Kenya, is already making some new great friends and learning how to be more childlike.

Victoria, one of our new staff at CURE Kenya, is already making some new great friends and learning how to be more childlike.

Meet Mercy, whose big sister Faith recently had surgery. They are practically like twins!

Meet Mercy, whose big sister Faith recently had surgery. They are practically like twins!

Meet Faith, whose little sister Mercy is practically her twin!

Meet Faith, whose little sister Mercy is practically her twin!

Xavier spent many days in the hospital and often, when we saw him, he was feeling sadness and pain. On his final day in the hospital, THIS is what we saw!

Xavier spent many days in the hospital and often, when we saw him, he was feeling sadness and pain. On his final day in the hospital, THIS is what we saw!

Esther’s sister, Lucy, was in the hospital for almost two weeks. Lucy had her second clubfoot surgery. On the day they left, we got goodbye hugs and waves!

Esther’s sister, Lucy, was in the hospital for almost two weeks. Lucy had her second clubfoot surgery. On the day they left, we got goodbye hugs and waves!

This guy is a superhero in the making.

This guy is a superhero in the making.

This guy is too much. Look how those eyes sparkle!

This guy is too much. Look how those eyes sparkle!


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Daniel’s back for a rush rod change!

Daniel’s back for a rush rod change!

Lufina scowled when we took her first photo, but now she’s grinning and giggling nonstop!

Lufina scowled when we took her first photo, but now she’s grinning and giggling nonstop!

Chisomo shows off his knee braces during teatime!

Chisomo shows off his knee braces during teatime!

Patsani and Esther wait with a bunch of other kids to be seen by the doctor. They were both readmitted for another operation.

Patsani and Esther wait with a bunch of other kids to be seen by the doctor. They were both readmitted for another operation.

Wilson and Lawrence are already good friends despite only knowing each other for a week!

Wilson and Lawrence are already good friends despite only knowing each other for a week!

Luka is in CURE Malawi for some physio, but is cuddling up with mom since it’s a bit chilly!

Luka is in CURE Malawi for some physio, but is cuddling up with mom since it’s a bit chilly!


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

Surgery may not be the most fun thing in the world, but at least we give cool hats to some of the patients.

Surgery may not be the most fun thing in the world, but at least we give cool hats to some of the patients.

Cool early mornings are perfect for outside hands with new hospital friends!

Cool early mornings are perfect for outside hands with new hospital friends!

Rachidou never has a bigger smile than when he’s on the playground.

Rachidou never has a bigger smile than when he’s on the playground.

Staying hydrated in the midst of hot season is always a challenge, but Ahmad knows how to get it done.

Staying hydrated in the midst of hot season is always a challenge, but Ahmad knows how to get it done.

A little punk rock lollipop licking never hurt a hospital stay!

A little punk rock lollipop licking never hurt a hospital stay!


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Lexie and dad Richard share smiles of relief after Lexie had a stubborn pin removed from her elbow.

Lexie and dad Richard share smiles of relief after Lexie had a stubborn pin removed from her elbow.

The nurses threw Madel a “farewell breakfast” this week, complete with all you can drink coffee, of course!

The nurses threw Madel a “farewell breakfast” this week, complete with all you can drink coffee, of course!

Xhian is the king of adorably pathetic faces! This time was for a very understandable reason though as physical therapy was cutting into his time in the playroom!

Xhian is the king of adorably pathetic faces! This time was for a very understandable reason though as physical therapy was cutting into his time in the playroom!

Photos by Hope Kim

This little ray of sunshine came to see us for clinic. Oh, and her name is actually Sunshine!

This little ray of sunshine came to see us for clinic. Oh, and her name is actually Sunshine!

Dr. Badjun asked Kurt if he agrees that he has a good-looking doctor, but we’re not quite sure what he is thinking by the look on Kurt's face.

Dr. Badjun asked Kurt if he agrees that he has a good-looking doctor, but we’re not quite sure what he is thinking by the look on Kurt’s face.

While under anesthesia, Matthew uttered, “You have 30 seconds.” We all hope it didn't mean 30 seconds to do surgery!

While under anesthesia, Matthew uttered, “You have 30 seconds.” We all hope it didn’t mean 30 seconds to do surgery!


CURE Zambia

Photos by Mubita Simataa

Webby plays hide and seek.

Webby plays hide and seek.

Presenting to you King Zu!

Presenting to you King Zu!

Theatre Matron Ireen does a little "Happy Dance."

Theatre Matron Ireen does a little “Happy Dance.”

Nurain pinches Ian’s nose during a physiotherapy session.

Nurain pinches Ian’s nose during a physiotherapy session.

Representatives of the Beit Trust, CURE, and CBM break ground for the construction of the new Education Centre at Beit-Cure Hospital.

Representatives of the Beit Trust, CURE, and CBM break ground for the construction of the new Education Centre at Beit-Cure Hospital.


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Shadia lays on her bed.

Shadia lays on her bed.

Venita lays in the spiritual center playroom as she plays with a ball.

Venita lays in the spiritual center playroom as she plays with a ball.

Shadia holds her daughter Shadia’s hand as her nurse takes her vital signs.

Shadia holds her daughter Shadia’s hand as her nurse takes her vital signs.

Benjamin lays on his bed in the ICU after being struck by a motorcycle.

Benjamin lays on his bed in the ICU after being struck by a motorcycle.

David practices using a fire extinguisher during a live fire training.

David practices using a fire extinguisher during a live fire training.


CURE Dominicana

Photos by Yovanni Medrano

No matter what happens, Angel, Mom is will be there for you.

No matter what happens, Angel, Mom is will be there for you.

A prayer is welcomed before going into the Operating Room.

A prayer is welcomed before going into the Operating Room.

That finger pointing upwards means that all the glory belongs to God no matter what.

That finger pointing upwards means that all the glory belongs to God no matter what.

When Eucrys, (Spiritual Department team), tries to get a new picture for his FB profile, and Paola (Spiritual Department team) ruins it. Just kidding! We were testing light, but now he’s not going to have new profile pic.

When Eucrys, (Spiritual Department team), tries to get a new picture for his FB profile, and Paola (Spiritual Department team) ruins it. Just kidding! We were testing light, but now he’s not going to have new profile pic.

That little smile that can melt our hearts.

That little smile that can melt our hearts.




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