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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 25


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Faith from Malawi on Today
"Bleh!" Dr. James seems pretty confident in Faith's skills, so he's having the nurses teach her the turns and cleaning so maybe she can go home and go to school while she has her frame on! He says that there's a possibility that she can go home on Friday. She's currently in our office and has taken my phone, so I need to retrieve it before there's a million selfies on it!
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Chinasi from Malawi on Today
Chinasi had her wound inspection today and was sleeping off the anesthesia when we last spotted her! We'll find out tomorrow if her graft is healing on well to her hand, please keep her in your prayers!
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Tariku from Ethiopia on Today
We found Tariku and his friend Tadesse in the playroom focused on the TV and watching an animated movie!
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Calvine from Malawi on Today
Our buddy Calvine came into our office to hear his get-well messages! We're not sure how much he got out of it since he doesn't know a ton of Chichewa, but he's learning really fast. He really enjoyed hearing from you all - and playing with the toys!
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Caroline from Malawi on Today
We brought Caroline her get-well messages today! She'll be going home soon after she learns some exercises and will be seen in Lilongwe in September. She hopes she'll be able to go back to school after treatment since it's been hard to walk to school with her painful hip. She says it hurts a lot less now!
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Emily from Malawi on Today
Emily's going to have her frame off tomorrow! To give her some encouragement before she goes in, we brought her all her get-well messages! She says that she's been home and hasn't been able to go to school since she's had the frame on, but will go back when she feels better. Also, she has a new baby sister back home who she already misses!
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Lufina from Malawi on Today
Lufina was chasing us all around today - squeezing our fingers (as she's doing in this photo where Thandy was reading her some get-well messages). One of her well-wishers sent a photo of a dog and asked her to nickname it - she decided to go with "Phoney". We're not sure why - we asked and she didn't tell us. She and her mom really appreciate the messages and prayers!
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Shadia from Uganda on Today
“They told us she is okay, but she was crying at home, but the doctors said, 'she will cry,'” said Shadia. They returned to CURE because Shadia was worried about her daughter's head was getting bigger. Since they left, her head as grown one centimeter. Shadia would like prayers that her daughter's head will be okay.
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Abdu from Ethiopia on Today
Our little Abdu is doing very well! He is healing and having a great time playing with his little doll!
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Abubeker from Ethiopia on Today
Look at how well Abubeker is doing with his walker! He says it's his car and he loves it! He is doing very well in his healing progress and we will see him in a couple of weeks for another checkup.
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Ethan from Zambia on Today
Ethan is having a great time with his brother and his new friend from from CURE U! We will keep you posted about his followup details!
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Tresford from Zambia on Today
Tresord had some discomfort in his right leg and so our physiotherapist, Ian, cut off some of his cast to relieve the discomfort. Please be praying for Tresford, that he may get comfortable in his casts. It's a new experience for him and he doesn't seem to have adjusted just yet.
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Gloria from Niger on Today
Gloria had another wound cleaning and bandage change today. Slowly, but surely, her infection is disappearing and she's healing up!
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Adamou from Niger on Yesterday
Adamou's surgery was hardly even a surgery. It was done in the OR for cleanliness purposes, but Adamou wasn't even put to sleep. After being numbed up, an incredibly small knife was used to lance each achilles tendon in three places which will allow them to lengthen as they heal!
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Rabiatou from Niger on Yesterday
Rabi took part in a group art therapy session today where she let her creative side out on an old toilet paper roll!
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Emily from Malawi on Yesterday
Emily's back and she'll be having her frame off later this week - so exciting! Please be praying that her operation goes well, we're so pumped to have her back!
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Ethan from Zambia on Yesterday
Ethan is back! From the time he left, he is so much better now. Although there has been a little trouble with managing his bowel movements back home, there is a drive in him to do better. The doctor reviewed him today and said he will be just fine if he learns how to do that properly. Welcome back Ethan!
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Mazuba from Zambia on Yesterday
After spending some time back home, Mazuba has improved tremendously! He has been readmitted to CURE so that the pins in his legs can be removed because his bone looks to have healed well. He arrived late today so he will only be able to be seen by the doctor tomorrow, but so far, all is well! We are so happy to have 'King Zu' back!
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Tresford from Zambia on Yesterday
Tresford is having a great day today. He had friends visit and blow bubbles with him and this made him want to blow bubbles the whole morning! Please keep praying for Tresford's healing!
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Lufina from Malawi on Yesterday
Our spirited Lufina was pretending to be shy today! She's doing lots of physiotherapy, so we see her a lot upstairs in the physio room - although most of the time it looks like she's playing with the toys and not really doing her workouts!
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Caroline from Malawi on Yesterday
We haven't seen Caroline since Thursday, but she's gotten off traction over the weekend and is now walking around a lot! We spotted her in physiotherapy this afternoon and she looks relieved that the painful hip is gone. Thank you for your prayers for her!
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Chinasi from Malawi on Yesterday
Chinasi was modeling some pretty interesting color and pattern combos today - we love the blue and orange! We were taking photos of the new admissions and she looked a bit left out watching, so we decided to take her photo too!
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Faith from Malawi on Yesterday
We went to Lilongwe early Friday morning and Monday was a holiday, so we haven't seen Faith for a LONG time! First thing she said (after yelling 'Chimzy!') was that she missed us - so sweet! Bessie was doing the turns for her frame and it seems to be going really well!
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Calvine from Malawi on Yesterday
As always, Calvine has been running around our office, playing with keys and stuffed animals! His favorite thing is to get his photo taken, and Thandy was happy to oblige. Dr. Sam is going to talk to Dr. Linda about whether or not he can go home today or tomorrow and have wound dressings at home. Please keep praying for continued progress!
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Jenetia from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Jenetia was in bed, being silly with her mother Fatuma today. We're glad she's not in pain after her stitch removal and dressing change, what a champ!
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