The Week in Photos: Summer friendships

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.


CURE Kenya

Photos by Naphtali Foster

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

Kayla wanted balloons in her window to attract the monkeys.

Kayla wanted balloons in her window to attract the monkeys.

Brian is darling, and he’s got a smile to match!

Brian is darling, and he’s got a smile to match!

People might not realize that dust wanders about our patient's faces and lands on things like our camera lens when casts are being removed. Natasha experienced this for herself at our clubfoot clinic!

People might not realize that dust wanders about our patient’s faces and lands on things like our camera lens when casts are being removed. Natasha experienced this for herself at our Clubfoot Clinic!

Photos by Elvis Lemaiyan

“Hi, my name is Rev. Justus Mutuku, and I will be sharing with you during this Spiritual Emphasis week.”

“Hi, my name is Rev. Justus Mutuku, and I will be sharing with you during this Spiritual Emphasis Week.”

“We have a manual for life that was given to us by God, which is the Bible.” - Rev. Justus Mutuku.

“We have a manual for life that was given to us by God, which is the Bible.” – Rev. Justus Mutuku.

Rev. Justus Mutuku using a raincoat as an example of how tailors have designs in their minds, that even without us telling them how we want something to look, they come up with an idea and give us something we can work with. This is the same way that God had an idea and designed a manual (the Bible) which we are supposed to use every day.

Rev. Justus Mutuku uses a raincoat as an example of how tailors have designs in their minds, that even without us telling them how we want something to look, they come up with an idea and they give us something we can work with. God had an idea and designed a manual, the Bible, which we are supposed to use every day.

“...but sometimes we fail when we do not button the raincoat well. We want to button up quickly and get done with it. We alter the design, so it looks awkwardly off. This applies also to the Bible. We do not want to use God’s manual which has every single detail about how we should live everyday.” - Rev. Justus Mutuku.

“…but sometimes we fail when we do not button the raincoat well. We want to button up quickly and get done with it. We alter the design, so it looks awkwardly off. This applies also to the Bible. We do not want to use God’s manual, which has every single detail about how we should live everyday.” – Rev. Justus Mutuku.

When we look through different lenses, we see the world differently.

When we look through different lenses, we see the world differently.

Peter, a volunteer, and Steve, a driver at CURE, enjoy a piece of cake after celebrating June babies during morning devotions.

Peter, a volunteer, and Steve, a driver at CURE, enjoy a piece of cake after celebrating June babies during morning devotions.


CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Lufina prepares for surgery by making a silly face!

Lufina prepares for surgery by making a silly face!

Shakira went home this week and we already miss her!

Shakira went home this week and we already miss her!

Calvine looks a bit skeptical about Nate, a medical student, who helped with his surgery!

Calvine looks a bit skeptical about Nate, a medical student, who helped with his surgery!

Shakira and her granny are so happy to be going home!

Shakira and her granny are so happy to be going home!

Members of the AO Alliance Foundation in Malawi pose for a photo! Several of CURE staff are part of the AO Alliance here in Malawi, a foundation dedicated to improving fracture care in low income countries!

Members of the AO Alliance Foundation in Malawi pose for a photo. Several of CURE staff are part of the AO Alliance in Malawi, a foundation dedicated to improving fracture care in low income countries!

Mr. Wyss, a Swiss businessman and philanthropist, visited several hospitals in Malawi, including CURE, to learn more about the AO Alliance Foundation, which works on fracture care here in Malawi.

Mr. Wyss, a Swiss businessman and philanthropist, visited several hospitals in Malawi, including CURE, to learn more about the AO Alliance Foundation, which works on fracture care in Malawi.


CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Sue Ruggles holds the hand of a very nervous patient before surgery.

Sue Ruggles holds the hand of a very nervous patient before surgery.

Elaine and Kristan swap war stories before his surgery. Turns out, when Elaine was a kid she fell out of the same kind of tree that broke Kristan’s elbow, so she could feel his pain!

Elaine and Kristan swap war stories before his surgery. Turns out, when Elaine was a kid, she fell out of the same kind of tree that broke Kristan’s elbow, so she could feel his pain!

Dr. Ruggles is back in town for a while, and wasted no time making his way to the operating room.

Dr. Ruggles is back in town for a while and wasted no time making his way to the operating room.

Dr. Jun gave Steve instructions on how to have mom and dad stretch his foot each day in order to stay clubfoot free. Just in case he didn’t catch it all, Dr. Jun gave his mom instructions, too!

Dr. Jun gave Steve instructions on how to have mom and dad stretch his foot each day in order to stay clubfoot free! Just in case he didn’t catch it all, Dr. Jun gave his mom instructions, too!

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

It’s Reymark’s birthday on clinic day and he acted as strong as a grown up during his follow-up!

It’s Reymark’s birthday on clinic day, and he acted as strong as a grown up during his follow-up!

It will take some time for Donia to be on her feet again to play, and we look forward to when she’ll be ready to run with straight legs!

It will take some time for Donia to be on her feet again to play, and we look forward to when she’ll be ready to run with straight legs!

This is Catherine’s favorite time of the day– cuddle time with her little siblings!

This is Catherine’s favorite time of the day: cuddle time with her little siblings!

The admin staff are hard at work sorting out materials in the stock room.

The admin staff are hard at work sorting out materials in the stock room.


CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Nurse Rita greets Nadeen and her mother Phiona.

Nurse Rita greets Nadeen and her mother Phiona.

Talata lays on his bed in the ICU.

Talata lays on his bed in the ICU.

Lauren plays with her mother Mariam.

Lauren plays with her mother Mariam.

P. Sherri feeds her chicks, they are the newest occupants at the CURE Uganda guest house.

P. Sherri feeds her chicks. They are the newest occupants of the CURE Uganda guest house.

Annet and Aaron leave CURE after staying nearly a month at CURE Uganda.

Annet and Aaron leave CURE after staying nearly a month at CURE Uganda.


CURE Zambia

Photos by Abby Tumelo

CURE is about healing and making friends while you are at it!

CURE is about healing and making friends while you are at it!

Nurses joyfully wheel a kid from surgery.

Nurses joyfully wheel a kid from surgery.

Ethan and his brother have a new buddy from CURE University.

Ethan and his brother have a new buddy from CURE University.

Twidai hangs out with his buddy while they sun bathe.

Twidai hangs out with his buddy while they sun bathe.

Joe from CURE University shows the kids how to blow bubbles!

Joe from CURE University shows the kids how to blow bubbles!


CURE Domincana

Photos by Yovanni Medrano

Dangel looks kind of worried in this picture, probably he thinks Alex will take him to states! No one can resist to his adorable cheeks!

Dangel looks kind of worried in this picture. He probably thinks Alex will take him to states! No one can resist to those adorable cheeks!

Time for painting with the new uncles Ryan and Hali.

Time for painting with the new friends Ryan and Hali.

Thanks for all the love and help from Merge Community Church, during your week with us. We are going to miss you all.

Thanks for all the love and help from Merge Community Church! We are going to miss you all.

Angel is really popular at the hospital, but now he wants to take his popularity to another level, so he asked Spencer to teach him to play Ukulele.

Angel is really popular at the hospital, but now he wants to take his popularity to another level. So, he asked Spencer to teach him to play Ukulele.

Angel told Richard his personal list of favorite super heroes: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and the best of all, Jesus.

Angel told Richard his personal list of favorite super heroes: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and the best of all, Jesus.




Meet more CUREkids





Photo of the CURE Editorial Team

About the Author:

CURE's editorial team writes content for cure.org, such as news items, and also reviews and publishes articles written by guest authors.

Powered by Facebook Comments


Further Reading

In the Field

Conditions we treat: Clubfoot

Conditions we treat: Clubfoot
In the Field

Conditions we treat: Knock knees

Conditions we treat: Knock knees
People of CURE

Serving God and Healing kids in Malawi

Serving God and Healing kids in Malawi
Patient Stories

The Unbelievable Love of God

The Unbelievable Love of God
In the Field

Holistically Treating Cerebral Palsy

Holistically Treating Cerebral Palsy
Reflections

The need for children’s medical care in Niger

The need for children’s medical care in Niger