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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jan 14


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Martha from Kenya on Today
The lovely Martha came to CURE today with her guardian. Martha is a shy smiler, but we caught a bit of her smile and she was also wearing a pretty dress! Amidst all this, Martha and her guardian got some answers regarding her continued treatment. An X-ray was taken to see if she needed surgery on her hip, but it turns out that she doesn’t, just her clubfoot. Her guardian will be in the area next week and hopefully will be able to get Martha’s surgery scheduled. Please pray that it will be soon because Martha needs to have a special plastic surgery on her arms at another hospital too!
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Takele from Ethiopia on Dec 21, 2017
Takele came in for a check up and Dr. Rick says he's doing great despite what the expression on his face conveys! We will see him back in clinic in six months time to remove his AFO brace, please continue to pray for good progress!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Dec 18, 2017
Our little friend with brittle bone disease, Lonjezo, is back! “CURE has treated us well, Lonjezo is now able to stand and walk a few steps which was impossible before we came here. She is now in Standard 1 at a local primary school in Thylo, in the past I used to carry her everywhere, but now I can just leave her home playing with her friends,” says Ivy, Lonjezo’s mother.

“It was difficult spending farming season in the hospital, but now that she is healed we will be just coming here for physiotherapy. I urge all parents who have kids with similar conditions, those who were born deformed, to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Take Lonjezo for example. My daughter is healed now, we used to have sleepless nights since she would cry all night because her legs were hurting her. Now I sleep peacefully and her legs don’t hurt anymore. Last, I thank CURE for treating my daughter. May they continue treating other kids and I thank God for healing her.”

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Sirgut from Ethiopia on Dec 12, 2017
Sirgut was all smiles when Dr. Rick told her she is completely healed, with her straight, even legs, and no longer needs to come back for follow up appointments! We've enjoyed following her journey and wish her the best in her education while she continues pursuing her computer science degree in college! Thank you for being a part of her healing through your prayers and support!
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Takele from Ethiopia on Nov 29, 2017
Takele got his ankle foot orthosis(AFO) for the left foot. We will see him in three weeks when he returns to start his treatment on the right one.
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Ezra from Kenya on Nov 23, 2017
Ezra is a sweet boy! Today was a bit scary for him. The doctor asked him to walk barefoot without any orthotics on his feet. Ezra was very afraid and unstable. He’s been wearing his orthotics for years now, which give him the confidence that he needs to walk. Without them, he’s a bit unsure of things. Over the next three months, Ezra will start to practice walking without them. One day with them, then the next without. This will be the case until he gains confidence. When he comes back to mobile clinic on March 8th, hopefully he’ll be ready to say goodbye to his orthotics and say hello to confidence! Please pray for Ezra in this!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Nov 20, 2017
Lonjezo is back! Physical therapist Patrick says she's doing well. Although she still needs a walker to move with, she can walk, as well as stand without support for a couple minutes. Because of her brittle bones she will probably always be a bit weak but she's improving! Also, she's started going to school in a wheelchair! We're so excited that she's managed to get back to her education!
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Martha from Kenya on Nov 17, 2017
Martha is doing well! We saw her this week during mobile clinic. She came to our clinic accompanied by a social worker who stayed with her at a children’s home. She was taken to the children’s home about two months ago so that she would receive proper care as no one at home was able to do this. Martha was also in the company of one of the girls who live at the children’s home. We will see Martha again soon, and we pray that she will have made more progress in terms of healing.
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J-Vie from the Philippines on Nov 17, 2017
J-Vie is back, but there's nothing to worry about with the deformity in his legs. Unfortunately, he had a stress fracture that's been causing some pain in his leg. The X-ray shows a tiny bit of fracture but it can heal itself without assistance so we'll check in again earlier this year on how much of it has healed. Dr. Tim explained it well to him, so for now, he has nothing to worry about but just to take it easy!
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Eliud from Kenya on Nov 15, 2017
It’s been long since we updated you on Eliud's progress. We didn’t even expect him today, but he made a surprise visit. He was handsome as always, smartly dressed with a bright shining face. Good news is upon review by the doctor he stated that the wound has healed and had no tenderness. He was then referred to occupational therapy for exercise. Our boy is doing well and soon he will be making steps without any assistance. Julie, an occupational therapist, took him through the exercise session. We're excited to see our handsome boy again on December 13th!
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Takele from Ethiopia on Oct 17, 2017
It was a pleasure to see Takele at his follow-up appointment today. He was re-casted and molded for a AFO that he'll get to try on in six weeks time at his next appointment with us! We think he's pretty happy with his progress!
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Natnael from Ethiopia on Sep 07, 2017
Natnael came for his checkup and he is a champ! He now needs an Ankle Foot Orthosis, so he was measured for it and he is coming back in a month to have a fitting!
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Takele from Ethiopia on Sep 04, 2017
Takele was discharged over the weekend. We're looking forward to his continued healing and seeing him next month for follow-up! Thank you for praying for him!
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Josephine from Kenya on Aug 31, 2017
Friends, Josephine is doing very well! She is able to walk and her legs are aligned much better now. Her mum was very pleased to see the progress she has gone through so far and to be part of it.

We won't be seeing Josephine any time soon because she is better now and needs no more treatment. The doctor’s exact words were, “Review when necessary.” We are thankful to God for such progress! It is very encouraging to see kids being healed and being able to walk, going to school and helping their parents at home. Because of all this, we give glory to God.

Friends, thank you for your support both in prayers and in kind. These kids may not know who you are, but we can share their smiles they have on their faces with you and we know they are very grateful. God bless you.

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Takele from Ethiopia on Aug 31, 2017
Takele got all dressed up for his cast change today! His foot is healing beautifully and it is showing good progress!
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Takele from Ethiopia on Aug 28, 2017
Takele is doing great! His foot is healing well and everything is right on track. He spent his day chatting and having fun with his friend and neighbor Dalak!
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Takele from Ethiopia on Aug 24, 2017
Takele is back! Today he will be having a triple arthrodesis. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery!
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Esuendale from Ethiopia on Aug 01, 2017
Esuendale is doing great and gave us his tough guy pose! He came in for his checkup and his leg is healing well and looks on track with progress. We will see him in six months for another checkup!
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Natnael from Ethiopia on Jul 26, 2017
Natnael went home today! He will continue his recovery from there and we will see him in a couple of weeks to see his progress!
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Natnael from Ethiopia on Jul 25, 2017
Natnael is doing great and he is recovering very well. Today he had a cast change and everything is healing beautifully!
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Natnael from Ethiopia on Jul 20, 2017
Natnael is back for a revision on his previous right foot triple arthrodesis. While waiting to go into the operating room we found him doing arts and crafts!
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J-Vie from the Philippines on Jul 20, 2017
Dr. Jun had a captive audience as he talked about J-Vie today. Most notably listening was Aleja, who had a similar surgery to J-Vie. He’s about a year ahead of her, so she was hoping to glean some knowledge for her future! Everything is still fine, we just need to keep a close eye as he continues to grow to make sure his legs don’t begin to twist again. Please keep praying for his ongoing journey!
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Catherine from Malawi on Jul 20, 2017
We are doing research on long-term outcomes of frames on clubfoot cases and asked all of the kids who have had frames for clubfoot since 2008 to come in, and Catherine and her mom were one of the ones who came in! We haven't seen her since 2013! From a clinical standpoint her feet aren't perfect, but the treatment she has had at CURE has not only changed her life, but also her family's life after taking turns being her guardian at our hospital. This is what her mom, Margret, says.

“My family has really changed for the good! My husband used to be a chain-smoker and he was very difficult. The peace was imaginary at home; we never had this peace and love. After he was a guardian at CURE for Catherine, he stopped smoking! On top of that, my husband looks so handsome and smart. He is always caring. I totally believe that all the changes in my family came because of Catherine’s condition. I can say that all things worked for good of my family and my daughter. Catherine’s grandmother [who was an herbalist] threw away all her traditional medicine and she is a strong woman of faith. I am so happy to see my family coming together in love, peace and joy! I would love to thank all the donors who have been pouring out from their pockets for my daughter and my family, God bless you all.”

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Takele from Ethiopia on Jul 17, 2017
Takele was here for a first stage soft tissue release. He's recovering well and was sent home until next month. We will see him for his left foot triple arthrodesis soon!
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Tola from Ethiopia on Jun 16, 2017
Tola had a plate removal and it went really well. He is going home today and we will see him in a couple of months for another checkup!
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