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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 19


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Yahaya from Niger on 2 days ago
We were able to hang out with Yahaya today and deliver him your get well messages! He's been learning a little English and got a challenge over trying to read some of them himself. He got most of the sounds right, but we had to translate what it all meant. Thank you all for loving this young man and walking beside him as he's on this long healing journey!
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Joshua from Zambia on 2 days ago
We visited Joshua at his home in Luapula province which over 900 km from Lusaka! Joshua is fully healed. To our excitement, he handed us back the crutches he went home with because he didn't need them anymore! He is now able to do house chores that he never use to do previously and because of the how severe his legs were. He never use to manage to put on a trousers which he can do just fine now! Joshua tells us that people in the community sometimes approach him to ask him were the "Joshua" they knew went because there is a huge difference between then and now. Join us in thanking Jesus for Joshua's healing. We are extremely excited and thankful that you partnered with us to bring healing to Joshua!
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Jesicah from Kenya on 2 days ago
This is Jesicah - full of grace, joy, and in this moment laughter! We’re not even sure what Dr. Lunar and her were laughing about, but what matters is that they did and laughter is good medicine! Jesicah also needs to take some other medicine because she’s having some pain in her pelvic area. The good news is that the x-rays say good things and hopefully when we see Jesicah in two weeks, she’ll be doing even better!
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David from Kenya on 2 days ago
“I pray for the babies,” Sandra told us yesterday before David’s surgery. She’s literally got one of the kindest hearts of anyone you’ll meet and she’s a loving mama to David. Last night was a rough night for David so neither her nor David got much sleep until this morning. Even today, David was still experiencing some pain. We shared a special homemade get well message with David and he asked his mama if she could read it to him, so Sandra did. She also went to the playroom and got some books to read to him. Please pray for David this weekend, and - just like Sandra - pray for all of the other children in the ward!
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Dese from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
"I'm in grade four now and the kids in my school make fun of my face. It really hurts my feelings and I cannot do anything about it," Dese admits to us. "I want to be healed and continue school like everyone else." School is tough for many people in Ethiopia which means many children are older than they would be in the equivalent grade to many other parts of the world. School is even tougher for Dese due to his condition, as he has pointed out. We're excited he's here at CURE Ethiopia and we get to work with him to make school easier in at least this one respect! Dese is going to be having his first operation on his neck today and we'll get this party started! Please join us in praying for him.
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Jans from Kenya on 2 days ago
Jans had oodles of get well messages, so what did we do? We printed them out and shared them with his mama! Jans was having a rough go of things today and had some tears. We hope the get wells were able to cheer up his little soul. Please pray for him over the weekend as he heals!
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Collins from Kenya on 2 days ago
This week Collins had some time to think while he waited to go to surgery. Pastor Emmy shared with the kiddos in the playroom about how we’re all wonderfully made even if we have a disability. After this, Pastor Emmy noticed Collins playing by himself and took some time to talk to him. “Why does God bless people with children and then He takes them away?” Collins asked Emmy. “I don’t have a sister or a brother!” As they talked, Emmy found out had been blessed with a sister and brother, but they both died when they were a year old. It was a good, but definitely not an easy conversation. We’re grateful that Collins thinks and has questions. Can you pray for him, that God will still his heart over this matter?
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Fidelis from Kenya on 2 days ago
Fidelis is a cheerful little boy and and this photo of him is making us really happy. He has outgrown his prosthetic leg and is back at CURE Kenya to get a new one. Other than that, he is doing well both in school and health wise. Please thank God with us for constantly blessing Fidelis and his mum and letting the little boy spread joy everywhere he goes!
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Bereket from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Bereket is doing very well! Earlier this morning, we found him on his wheelchair with his father, Alemu, wheeling him around the ward. He is recovering well and enjoying his time relaxing and healing!
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Kejelcha from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Kejelcha's plate removal went very well! He is doing wonderful and he gets to home today. He will continue his recovery from home and we will see him again in six weeks for a check-up!
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Chelsea from Kenya on 2 days ago
Chelsea and storyteller Elvis said hi this morning and got to chat a bit. As we took photos, Elvis was the one making the silly face and Chelsea was the one acting like the adult. It didn’t take too long for her to also make silly faces with some encouragement. This maturity of Chelsea’s continued when it was time for her pins to be removed. There were five in all and that’s a lot. Even through her tears, she was still so kind and would say things like: “Wait a minute” or “Wait a little bit.” We may have even heard the words please and thank you from her lips! We’re happy her biggest hurdles are over and once she wears a walking cast for another six weeks, she should be good to go for physical therapy!
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Birtukan from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
We found Birtukan combing her hair and fixing it up. She's looking great and her healing process is going fantastic as well! She is enjoying her time in the ward and continuing her healing. Please keep on praying for her.
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Aicha from Niger on 2 days ago
Our little lady was discharged from the ward this morning and is doing great! She'll be staying in our patient guest house while she goes through a few bandage changes with us here over the next few weeks. She's happy to be out of the ward and happy to be in the guest house where she already has some friends like Rayana here!
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Nazifi from Niger on 2 days ago
Nazifi had a bandage change today and was promptly discharged. While this is good and all, the big news is we saw the first smile out of Nazifi today! We don't know if it was getting out of the ward or the fact that he gets to go home, but he finally started to open up a little! It was a huge blessing being trusted with a smile and we can't wait to see Nazifi when he comes back next week to start his bandage change routine! He'll be having them regularly as keeping the surgical site clean and infection free is key to making sure he heals properly!
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Enock from Kenya on 2 days ago
Our little friend’s time to go home has come. This is after he successfully learned how to use his crutches which means if he needs to move around at home, he can. His mum seemed a bit anxious this morning because the discharge process was taking a while, but we encouraged her to be calm and trust that God will be with them as they travel home. The next time we see Enock will be in his hometown during a mobile clinic we have there. Please pray for healing, transformation, and journey mercies.
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Asadi from Uganda on 2 days ago
Fatuma’s husband visits her every evening because their home is just a 10 minutes’ drive away from CURE Uganda. She told us that she is hoping to see her other children over the weekend and will plan for that with her husband today. “Asadi is not as frail as he was when I first came. The change is slow, but it is there”, Fatuma said. As of today, Asadi has completed seven days out of a fourteen-day antibiotics regiment. Please keep him in your prayers.
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Praise from Uganda on 2 days ago
“Praise will be here until she finishes her antibiotics”, said our clinician Joshua. So far, Praise has done two out of a ten-day antibiotics regiment and may be discharged after that depending on how she responds to the medication. Rebecca’s biggest concern is that Praise is always sleeping since she left ICU. The doctors assured Rebecca this is normal and everything is fine with Praise. On the bright side, Praise is feeding well and isn’t irritable. Please be praying for Praise!
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Firdos from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
As usual, Firdos came back with her mother Rahmet for her check-up. Rahmet told us Firdos is doing a very good job with her physical therapy exercises at home and she is showing a good progress too! She will continue doing her exercises and will return in two weeks to see Dr. Tesfaye!
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Baby Zetseat from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Zetseat was a little scared to see our physical therapist but Demsash, one of our physical therapists, put on all the charms and made her comfortable! Zetseat is doing very well and her foot is healing too. She will continue using her brace and continue the physical therapy exercises we've taught her family. We will see her in three more months for another check-up!
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Naol from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Little Naol is doing very well! He came back for his check-up today and his foot is healing fantastically! His mother Lomi has been doing the physical therapy exercises with him at home and the hard work is paying off! We will see him again in three months for another check-up!
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Zoe from the Philippines on 2 days ago
“After this, I’m going to celebrate my birthday at the beach and swim!” Zoe told us about exciting events coming up when she came for her yearly check up. We knew she was getting older because Fluffy the zebra doesn’t get to tag along with her anymore. Part of growing also means her spine is getting longer, which is why we are a bit bummed to hear that the doctors found a slight spinal curve on Zoe’s current x-ray. It’s not anything that we should be worried about, but she needs to be intentional with her exercises. She stopped by physical therapy for some “Superwoman” exercises! As she checks in with us regularly, we're praying her spine doesn’t curve any more and she’ll continue to grow healthy and strong!
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Marv from the Philippines on 2 days ago
We were getting a lot more Get Well messages for Marv throughout the night! So this morning, we took some time to read them before Marv got discharged. Mary Joy sat with him as they go through each letter. You’ve really shown Marv that his speedy recovery was because God heard the prayers of people from all over the world! Mary Joy was so pleased with the surgical process and the care that they received! In the meantime, Marv will stay at the care center of Seeds with Dignity until they fly back home! Thanks for supporting CURE Philippines and allowing us to serve kids like Marv! https://youtu.be/uGh6NAgArFM
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Vience from the Philippines on 2 days ago
“I was up on the playroom and I am not feeling any pain!” Veince was a lot more chatty today! He’s been using his wheelchair and will continue to do so when he gets home. Thankfully, their local government was able to provide transportation for them! This means he won’t have to squeeze into and deal with public transportation on the way home! God truly provides for all of his needs! Vience caught up reading all of his Get Well messages before headed home. It was encouraging for him to know that there are so many of you helping kids like him to have a life-transforming surgery!
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Aldrich from the Philippines on 2 days ago
Aldrich checked-in for his follow-up appointment. He strolled in as if he hadn't gone through a motorcycle accident earlier this year! That was a good sign that he’s healing well which was confirmed with an x-ray. Alexis (his mom) was so impressed, she took a pic of the broken bones that fused well as it continues to heal. We are so happy to know that this surgery allowed Aldrich to go back to his normal life of being childlike! We’ll see him back in 6 months for his regular check-up routine! Thanks to your support, we are able to provide for a sustainable healing for Aldrich!
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Charifa from Niger on 3 days ago
Charifa came for her follow up appointment today! The doctors were a little worried as Charifa hasn't been bending her knee since she received her surgery. She keeps is straight while walking and sticks her leg out when she sits down. They checked her knee out and didn't find anything wrong. The good news is that Charifa can now walk without her walker! She's been given some exercises to get her used to bending her knee and soon she'll be walking normally again! We'll see her again in six week for another check up!
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