The Week in Photos: Spending time with others

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Niger

Photos by Joel Witwer

Our doctors make legs straight and smiles bigger!

Our doctors make legs straight and smiles bigger!

Nadia and her mother have been staples around the hospital as she’s gone through the healing process. It’s always sad saying goodbye to good friends as they get discharged, but getting them to that point is the whole reason we’re here!

Nadia and her mother have been staples around the hospital as she’s gone through the healing process. It’s always sad saying goodbye to good friends as they get discharged, but getting them to that point is the whole reason we’re here!

Cleft lip healed and tummy out.

Cleft lip healed and tummy out.

King Rachidou with his plastic crown, empty can treasure, and branch septure. A healthy imagination is the saving grace on slow hospital days.

King Rachidou with his plastic crown, empty can treasure, and branch septure. A healthy imagination is the saving grace on slow hospital days.

Rabi made the trek all the way from her home in Sierra Leone to us here in Niger to get her severe bow legs corrected and we’re glad she did!

Rabi made the trek all the way from her home in Sierra Leone to Niger to get her severe bow legs corrected. We’re glad she did!


CURE Philippines

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

We called Joshriel and asked if he’d be willing to help us man the playroom. That wasn’t a hard request for him!

We called Joshriel and asked if he’d be willing to help us man the playroom. That wasn’t a hard request for him!

Marichu’s hands are full as she takes care of Reymark and baby Marvin. This week, we admire her love for her kids as she worked double time!

Marichu’s hands are full as she takes care of Reymark and baby Marvin. This week, we admire her love for her kids as she worked double time!

Troy sobbed before surgery until Nurse Vivian asked, “Would you smile for us before you sleep?”

Troy sobbed before surgery until Nurse Vivian asked, “Would you smile for us before you sleep?”

Nurse Hannah intentionally engages and builds relationships to our patients including their family!

Nurse Hannah intentionally engages and builds relationships with our patients including their family!

Matthew: “Can you take the picture again?” (Looks at the picture.) “That’s more like it.”

Matthew: “Can you take the picture again?” (Looks at the picture.) “That’s more like it.”

Photos by Marlene Bray

Jerald’s tears dried up immediately after he was reunited with Mom after his surgery.

Jerald’s tears dried up immediately after he was reunited with Mom post surgery.

It’s a full house as the operating room staff welcomes kids as they come down for surgery.

It’s a full house as the operating room staff welcomes kids as they come down for surgery.

Jana Mead, aka, “The Baby Whisperer” is at it again!

Jana Mead, aka “The Baby Whisperer,” is at it again!

“Don’t worry, these are tears of joy!” Sarah reassures us as she cries during worship after Jerry’s surgery. After years of waiting for healing, she was overcome by God’s goodness.

“Don’t worry, these are tears of joy!” Sarah reassures us as she cries during worship after Jerry’s surgery. After years of waiting for healing, she was overcome by God’s goodness.

We spotted Matthew in physical therapy!

We spotted Matthew in physical therapy!


CURE Uganda

Photos by Edwin Ongom

When she saw us with cameras in the ward, Nurse Helen Titin said, "You come and take my picture!!"

When she saw us with cameras in the ward, Nurse Helen Titin said, “You come and take my picture!!”

After two days of intense pain after his surgery, Kalulu now has a smile on his face! He can now manage to lift himself up. Soon he'll be back on his feet.

After two days of intense pain post surgery, Kalulu has a smile back on his face! He can now manage to lift himself up. He will be back on his feet soon.

Meet Nurse Harriet Joyce Aciro. She is the new Assistant Nurse Manager. She says that the most interesting thing about working at CURE is the Christian values we up hold.

Meet Nurse Harriet Joyce Aciro. She is the new Assistant Nurse Manager. She says that the most interesting thing about working at CURE is the Christian values we up hold.

Catherine just completed University. She has spina bifida. She came to CURE Hospital and gave her testimony to mothers. She also met with Kalulu, our favorite Kid this week who has also just had surgery for spina bifida.

Catherine just completed university. She has spina bifida. She came to CURE and gave her testimony to the mothers. She also met with Kalulu, our favorite kid this week who has surgery for spina bifida.


CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Bethlehem Teshome

These three friends stay in a home called Alemachin. Temesgen and Bereket had a checkup, but Wuablem came just to see us! We are so glad she did!

These three friends stay in a home called Alemachin. Temesgen and Bereket had a checkup, but Wuablem came just to see us! We are so glad she did!

Birhanu loves wheeling around the ward! We caught him outside  enjoying the beautiful day!

Birhanu loves wheeling around the ward! We caught him outside enjoying the beautiful day!

Nejat’s teeth grew back! We have been waiting for them for quite a while now!

Nejat’s teeth grew back! We have been waiting for them for quite a while now!

These two trouble makers loves hanging together!

These two trouble makers love hanging together!

It has been a while since we saw sweet Abebech. We caught her playing with her biscuit!

It has been a while since we saw sweet Abebech. We caught her playing with her biscuit!


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster & Nelson Muoki

This is Vivian and Pauline. As far as we know, they only met yesterday. However, they look like they’ve known each other longer. They look like sisters!

This is Vivian and Pauline. As far as we know, they only met yesterday. However, they look like they’ve known each other longer. They look like sisters!

Anne is our nurse matron. Here she’s enjoying a moment with some of our kiddos.

Anne is our nurse matron. Here she’s enjoying a moment with some of our kiddos.

Meet Sunday. We’re not sure what day of the week he was born on, but we’re guessing maybe it was Sunday. We love his name and his friendly, vivacious personality!

Meet Sunday. We’re not sure what day of the week he was born on, but we’re guessing maybe it was Sunday. We love his name and his friendly, vivacious personality!

The married men and women of CURE Kenya got to have a bonding session over the weekend and talk about some grown up stuff.

The married men and women of CURE Kenya had a bonding session over the weekend and talked grown up stuff.

Vivian, Wayne, and Vitalis take a second from their busy coloring schedule to pause for a photo.

Vivian, Wayne, and Vitalis take a second from their busy coloring schedule to pause for a photo.

Agnes always brightness up our Monday mornings when she comes for clubfoot casting. Her smile is just the best.

Agnes always brightness up our Monday mornings when she comes for clubfoot casting. Her smile is just the best.

Our Spiritual director Earnest leading the team in a “write numbers with your stomach game.” It’s all about being childlike.

Our Spiritual Director Earnest leads the team in a “write numbers with your stomach game.” It’s all about being childlike!

Christopher is our CUREkids Coordinator from Uganda and is visiting Kenya this week. This is him and his new friend, Mwongela.

Christopher is our CUREkids Coordinator from Uganda. He is visiting Kenya this week. This is him and his new friend, Mwongela.

Christopher doesn’t make it into week in photos very much, so he deserves two photos! We took this right after coming from Mwongela’s surgery.

Christopher doesn’t make it into the Week in Photos very much, so he deserves two photos! We took this right after coming from Mwongela’s surgery.

Dr. Nguku has served faithfully at CURE for eight years. He started a practice of his own, and now wants to dedicate himself full-time to this practice. We’ll miss him, but we’re also thankful for all of the years we had with him!

Dr. Nguku has served faithfully at CURE for eight years. He started a practice of his own, and now wants to dedicate himself full-time to this practice. We’ll miss him, but we’re also thankful for all of the years we had with him!


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Felia is back for some more physiotherapy, and we love her grin!

Felia is back for some more physiotherapy, and we love her grin!

Diyana is such a calm baby, even while getting casts put on!

Diyana is such a calm baby, even while getting casts put on!

This little chap came in for some physio. We didn’t catch his name, but we did catch his smile!

This little chap came in for some physio. We didn’t catch his name, but we did catch his smile!

Calvine came back for a checkup and is already enjoying the delicious food!

Calvine came back for a checkup and is already enjoying the delicious food!

Chifunilo and his mom are new at CURE Malawi and will be coming in regularly for clubfoot casting!

Chifunilo and his mom are new at CURE Malawi and will be coming in regularly for clubfoot casting!

Thandy is great with babies like Chifunilo!

Thandy is great with babies like Chifunilo!

A visiting church group came in to pray for the kids and deliver presents. So, one of the ladies prayed for Calvine and his grandmother!

A visiting church group came in to pray for the kids and deliver presents. So, one of the ladies prayed for Calvine and his grandmother!

CKC Thandy is going away for a wedding for a couple weeks and taught Fanny some camera skills, so she could take over while he was gone!

CKC Thandy is going away for a wedding and taught Fanny some camera skills, so she could take over while he was gone!




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