The Week in Photos: Sweet smiles and healing kids

A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.

CURE Malawi

Photos by Avanell Brock

Our little friend Edda has the best smile and was thoroughly enjoying driving the playground ambulance!

Theater Nurse Angella comforts Eda while she bravely receives a spinal before her surgery to have her frame off.

Eda lies on the surgical table after a spinal while the doctors remove her frame. She has had a frame attached to her leg for almost two years, and her femur has finally healed enough to have it removed.

CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Physical Therapist Alex does whatever he can to make his patients smile, even if it means taking time out to read princess stories!

Even though Jay’s speedy walking has been temporarily halted while he goes through Ponseti casting, he’s managed to find ways to have fun!

Photos by Hope Kim Doit

“I want food. I want milk. I want vroom-vroom!” Jay builds his vocabulary consisting of everything that he wants!

We met with familiar faces, Jerry (in red) and Jay-Ar (in white) during mobile clinic for a check-up!

CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Catherine reaches out her arm as she tries to catch a ball as she plays with Ritah.

Ritah tosses her inflated glove to Daniella as they play together in the ward.

Emmanuel sits on his mother Gloria’s lap as they play the drum together during a worship time.

CURE Ethiopia

Photos by Mieraf Gebresellasie

Dalak was having a ball in his wheelchair and joking around with the other patients in the Rees Jones Foundation Ward!

Fenet was using her leisure time to swing on the swings prior to heading into the OR!

Soliana was giving us silly faces during her follow-up appointment in clinic today. Our Dr. Rick says her DDH is cured and she won’t need any more operations. We’ll miss this sweetheart!

CURE Kenya

Photo by Naphtali Foster

John entertains himself with a box of medicine as he waits to leave the hospital.

A few moments before this shot, we gave Elizabeth a teddy bear and the transformation of her face from solemn to smile was priceless.

Photo by Nelson Muoki

Blessings and CURE Storyteller, Naphtali, discuss a certain dolly that Blessings has just seen in the playroom.

Dorcas plays on a mattress all by herself as she waits to be seen by our doctors at mobile clinic. Dorcas is not yet able to walk because of her condition; arthrogryposis, but she is a ball of fire!

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