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Mercy from Zambia on 2 days ago
These two are having a ride together in the wheelchair! Mercy likes to be with her younger brother Collins. We think he feels the same way because whenever he is not with his mother, he is with Mercy. Medically, Mercy would have been discharged by now but her and her younger brother Simon are still sticking around because of Collins who still needs a couple more cast changes. Thank you for your faithful prayers for this family!
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Mecah from Zambia on 2 days ago
Mecah gets to continue her healing from home! Our sweet girl has been discharged, her grandmother Loveness tells us that they won't go back home in Luapula province which is over 700km from Lusaka, but instead they will stay in Lusaka at a relative's place up until January next year when Mecah will come back for her follow up review. Please pray for her speedy recovery!
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Patrick from Zambia on 2 days ago
Patrick is determined to walk! It's always a gift for Patrick when he gets below knee casts because they enable him to walk. We thought this time around he wouldn't be able to walk with casts because of the manipulation done to the legs ,but we have realized that we were wrong! Patrick is back on his feet and clearly has the desire to one day walk properly without casts on his feet! Please pray for this to soon happen to our boy!
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Sydney from Zambia on 2 days ago
The post-op recovery is going on very smoothly for Sydney! Today he went to the X ray to check post-op if the correction is in place and everything looks good! It's good that he has had surgery on both legs, this will shorten his healing process. Please be praying for Sydney's healing!
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George from Zambia on 2 days ago
There's been such great improvement in George's recovery that he has been discharged! He will continue his healing from home and will come back to see us next early next year for surgery on his right foot and for a dressing change of the left. Please pray for George's continued healing and for great correction in his left foot!
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Malika from Niger on 2 days ago
Guess who is back?! Malika came in last night and she is hoping to see the doctor early next week. Halima said, "As soon as we got to CURE Niger she asked me, 'where is Ezy? I can't find him!'" Ezy is our Storyteller intern. Halima told her that she would see him tomorrow since they came late. Today upon seeing Ezy, Malika said, "Take a good picture of me because your last ones before I left were not so nice." We are glad to have her back, please pray that her visit with the doctor will only be good news!
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Zina from Niger on 2 days ago
As you know, Zina has not been able to walk for the past few weeks so we decided to let her have some air. We carried her around the hospital and then played some games with some other kids that were up and about and we ended our time together with some get well messages. Zina was so happy to hear people cared about her! Zina said, "Thank you and amen to your prayers!" Thank you for your prayers for Zina, it is great to see her encouraged even though she is stuck in one place. Please pray for her as she continues to heal!
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Yeabsera from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Yeabsera had her frame adjustment today! Please keep her in your prayers for a restful weekend and a speedy recovery!
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Abubeker from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Abubeker is doing very well! He spent his day wheeling around the ward, having his frame cleaned and turned. Today he asked for a picture and he said, "Wait wait! Let me count before you start taking a picture and I want you to take ten photos of me!" Thank you all for your prayers!
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Fetiya from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
We found Fetiya outside enjoying her day and playing a game! When she saw the camera, she stopped her game and shared this beautiful smile!
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Evance from Malawi on 2 days ago
"I am going home tomorrow! Yesterday, Chifundo's mom gave my mom her phone so she could call home to tell my family. I got to talk to my sister. I was so excited to tell her I was coming home. Now I have casts. I am in pain, but it is better than the frames."

Evance took his last picture for a while. He is scheduled to return to the hospital on January 14th. Please keep him in your prayers as he travels home to Zomba tomorrow morning and for his speedy recovery!

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Tilone from Malawi on 2 days ago
Tilone is loving the new foam cube she gets to wear under her arm! She calls it her "mwana" which means "baby" in Chichewa. Today she blew up one of the nurse's medical latex gloves to play with as a balloon. She is having a great time trying to keep the "balloon" off the ground by only using her cube to hit it up in the air. Tilone will be having a wound inspection next week and after that will be working on obstruction exercises with our physio team! Please keep Tilone in your prayers as she is healing and enjoying the hospital!
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Alamanzan from Uganda on 2 days ago
Spiderman is Alamanzan’s new name given to him by the nursing staff due to him climbing all over the hospital! Wednesday night he was a climbing on his bed in the ward and fell off it. The ICU’s beds where he spent last night are like cribs which were able to keep Spiderman in. Yesterday’s operation went smoothly and Alamanzan’s recovery is going very well, he is active and playful trying his best to escape the confines of his crib. He has befriended a few of the ICU nurses who gave him an inflated glove which they have been playing catch with. Maria is feeling relieved, she is happy the operation is over and is no longer stressed. Maria would like prayer for Alamanzan, “Pray for the child to get well and maintain his milestones."
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Jans from Kenya on 2 days ago
Everyday that Jans is in the ward at CURE Kenya he experiences something that just shows him how the love of God is great and it is there for him too! Yesterday, Pastor Emmy gave him a new t-shirt, toothpaste and a toothbrush. He was so excited about this! His afternoon was a bit sad because he kept feeling waves of heat and itchiness and pain but this tiny act of kindness was able to distract him for the rest of the evening. Jans isn’t the only one experiencing the love of God. Rosefaith is also amazed at how God is shining His light in their lives. She is a Christian but due to life struggles, she has not been able to worship God as she wants to. Her time at CURE Kenya has helped her because of the devotions and how everyone shares the love of God with them. Friends, please pray that God will continue to help Jans’ mum to rediscover her relationship with God and hold on to her faith.
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Patrick from Zambia on 3 days ago
Patrick has spent so much time with us that he has knows most all corners of the our hospital campus! He has become fond of moving around and touring the hospital either in the wheel chair or walking, but when walking he just walks within the ward because he can't very far in his casts!
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Mercy from Zambia on 3 days ago
Mercy is getting more comfortable at the hospital! She has been moving around and we see her spending time with the other kids in the ward. Her younger brother Collins had his surgery today and he is recovering well. We are happy that we have been able to provide surgery to all three of them from one family! For Mercy, healing is a family experience!
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Sydney from Zambia on 3 days ago
Sydney has had his second surgery on his left leg today! Dr. Lastroni did the surgery and it went on smoothly and he is now recovering. We took this photo a few minutes before he went to the OR, the first few days after surgery are tough so please be praying for Sydney!
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Mecah from Zambia on 3 days ago
Mecah is on course with her recovery and she now able to stand! She's not able to walk currently because of the cast which is above the knee but at least the discomfort which she was earlier complaining about has thankfully stopped! Mecah needs your prayers, prayers for patience in the healing!
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George from Zambia on 3 days ago
George was lost in play in our playroom today! The wide variety in types of games and toys in our playroom really keep our kids busy, it's like everyday there is fresh activity to do for them and this is super fun! It helps the healing process go faster! Please be praying for George!
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Evance from Malawi on 3 days ago
Evance had his frames removed today! We walked along side him from beginning to end throughout the process as his heart raced from being so nervous for surgery and the removal. He told us we could take the photo from his perspective and write his status today, since he would be tired after surgery. Dr. James told us he would later need a tendon transfer and Dr. Karolina said it would take time for the balls on the side of his feet to heal and shift as he builds padding for his new heal. Please keep Evance in your prayers while he is resting and recovering and that he isn't in too much pain when he wakes up!
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Chifuniro from Malawi on 3 days ago
"Chifuniro has one of the brightest smiles in the hospital," one of the guardians told us while pointing across the ward at Chifuniro laughing. Chifuniro's smile really does beam! He has been in a lot of pain with his frame turns, but is staying strong and gets excited every time he gets his picture taken. He loves seeing what he looks like in detail. It's hard to get Chifuniro to smile from a distance, so we usually have to go up to him and pull up his cheeks to get his smile started so he can finish it and make it last. It's the cutest thing! Today he took some silly photos and wanted to say, "thank you for praying for me!" He is continuing his physio and his frame turns and is hopeful to have his frames removed soon. Thanks for loving on, supporting and praying for Chifuniro during his time here at CURE Malawi!
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Chifundo from Malawi on 3 days ago
Guess who's back and in for surgery! Superman! Chifundo is back in the hospital and was first into the operating room for surgery this morning. He had an osteotomy, where Dr. James and Dr. Karolina released the nerve in Chifundo's right leg and drilled at his right bone to straighten his leg. Chifundo was quiet when he first came in, but he was also a little nervous for surgery, so his fun personality will be back in no time! He is out of the operating room resting now and we laughed with his mom when we discovered he is a violent sleeper, practically hanging off all sides of his bed. He will most likely be in a lot of pain when he wakes up, as it was an intense surgery, so please keep Chifundo in your prayers as he recovers!
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Elliot from Malawi on 3 days ago
Elliot is on crutches! He seems to be handling this whole process with so much strength and grace. We walked with him to physio today, dancing our way up the ramp, and during his pinsite care, the physio team told us things are going well! He isn't having much pain and is enjoying his time in the hospital. Thanks for praying for Elliot as he continues healing here with us at CURE Malawi!
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Jesse from Kenya on 3 days ago
Jesse not only got to practice physio today, but also a new handshake taught to him by Joel, CURE Niger’s Storyteller who is visiting CURE Kenya! Jesse is doing so well, his limp is getting smaller, and he needs to come back in a month for another physio appointment. Please be praying that when he comes back in a month, the limp will have become so small that it will have disappeared!
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Yeabsera from Ethiopia on 3 days ago
Yeabsera was suppose to go into the operating room today but the OR was so busy, she couldn't have her frame adjustment. She will keep on with her healing and will have her frame adjustment in a couple of days! Please keep her in your prayers!
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