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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 21


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Lonjezo from Malawi on Today
Lonjezo had a successful surgery today! Dr. Karolina and Dr. Nicholas cut her bone to make it straight and then put a rush-rod through to stabilize the bone and keep it in place. Lonjezo is recovering now, but is in a lot of pain, so please be praying that the painkillers the nurses gave her will kick in and that she'll feel better soon.
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Yesterday
Lonjezo is having her next operation tomorrow! Please be praying for her as she has yet another rushrod. It's tough for kids with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones), since they're always outgrowing the rush rods in their bones and needing new ones, it means lots of operations, but Lonjezo handles it all with such grace!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on 2 days ago
Lonjezo's being readmitted! We're not 100% sure why yet, but looking at her X-ray it looks like one of her femurs is fractured, so she'll be having another rush rod to straighten it out. Please be praying for her as she has an operation later on this week!
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J-Vie from the Philippines on May 18, 2017
As much as we love having J-Vie around, we are hoping that this will be our last time seeing him while we do ward rounds. He visits us often though, and we get to hang with Elvie weekly as she volunteers with us. Overall, our champ is doing great and we wrapped up this trip with an interesting conversation about centipedes, tattoos, and food! Thanks for praying!
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Keya from Kenya on May 18, 2017
As usual, Keya showed up to the clinic accompanied by his great friend Martha! He seemed composed and he is still a boy of few words. We learned that Keya is great a soccer player and is taking his school to higher heights in the school tournaments. His father told us he was voted as the best defensive player for his skills in clearing the ball and as a result of this, his shoe straps break every now and then while playing so he has come for a replacement. The replacement was done and Keya's feet are looking great as always, at least we know they are getting stronger with all his soccer playing!
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J-Vie from the Philippines on May 17, 2017
And that's a wrap! J-Vie's final surgery was done this morning! Two sets of plates were taken out and he is officially plate-free! One last time in the recovery room and J-Vie heads out soon! We are so proud of this champ!
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J-Vie from the Philippines on May 16, 2017
J-Vie’s back! “One more surgery!” he told us this morning, this time to remove the final plates in his upper legs. He spent most of the day wandering the hospital, checking in on staff members who have become like family, and we finally caught up with him and mom Elvie in his room. He’s ready to be done in the operating room, and his last trip will happen tomorrow!
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Helen from Ethiopia on Apr 27, 2017
Look at Helen with her cute t-shirt! She is getting bigger and her hip is all healed! She is doing so well that she won't need to come back for another two years for a checkup!
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Halid from Ethiopia on Apr 10, 2017
Despite the look Halid gave us, he is doing great! He had a tenotomy and it went really well! We will see him again in three weeks when he returns for a brace fitting!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Mar 28, 2017
Lonjezo is back for a physio appointment! She needs a new shoe raise but unfortunately, her mom didn't bring the right shoe to get it, so she'll need to come back again soon for that. Diana, our physiotherapists, says she's doing well and is walking around a bit, but that she cried during physio. Please be praying for her!
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Halid from Ethiopia on Mar 27, 2017
Our physiotherapists Ashenafi and Fasika told us that Halid is done with his casting and he is ready to have a tenotomy. He will return next week to see the doctors so that he can get a date for his procedure! Please keep him in your prayers!
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Abel from Ethiopia on Mar 22, 2017
Abel is doing great! He came in for an ingrown toenail removal. The procedure went really well and now he can walk without pain and discomfort. We will see him in two weeks for a checkup!
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Halid from Ethiopia on Mar 20, 2017
Halid clearly did not want his casting today, but our physiotherapies Fasika and Ashenafi played with him for a bit and that made him a little more comfortable with the whole process! He had his third casting today and we will see him next week for the fourth one!
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Halid from Ethiopia on Mar 14, 2017
Despite a few tears, Halid is doing great! His little feet are healing very well and everything looks great! We will see him next week for another casting!
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Martha from Kenya on Mar 08, 2017
We didn’t get to see Martha at clinic today, but we did get to see some other kiddos! We’re praying for Martha though, especially that she’s falling in love with school! Please pray with us and look for an update hopefully next clinic on May 17th.
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Sirgut from Ethiopia on Mar 08, 2017
Sirguit is doing great! Her leg is healing well and everything healthy! We will see her in three months for another checkup!
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Halid from Ethiopia on Mar 07, 2017
Meet Halid! He has just received his first set of casts and is going through the Ponseti treatment for his clubfoot. Join us in following each stage of his progress!
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Christopher from Kenya on Feb 09, 2017
We are not yet where we want to get with Christopher. It's a slow process but we are making progress. It's always great hearing his father give back a positive report, that he is seeing some improvement and even though it is small, it is there. Chris is able to move his neck more every time he comes. Today they were reminded that they need to keep doing the exercises, and again shown the right way to do it. Kindly pray for strength and patience for his father as he keeps helping with the exercises everyday, that he will not grow weary!
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J-Vie from the Philippines on Jan 20, 2017
"Do you have a girlfriend already?" asked Dr. Badjun to J-vie. His legs look so good and he's growing well that Dr. Badjun thinks he must have a girlfriend by now! And that's before he added, "But do not get married yet! It's too early!" Since he's still in high school, that's not one of J-vie's concerns, he's just happy to know that his wounds have healed well and are ready for the next step- taking out the plates! It's been a long journey but he's almost there!
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Martha from Kenya on Jan 18, 2017
It was the best moment for us when Martha showed up for the clinic today, we missed her in the last clinic and have been praying for her and also to get an update of his progress. she was smartly dressed in her school uniform but was sick as her mother told us that she is on anti malarial drugs and that's why we missed her smile today. Martha is still using the braces but upon review, Dr Sowayi scheduled her for right Tripple arthrodesis surgery then left side later. we continue to pray for this beautiful girl for quick recovery and even as she waits to undergo for another surgery at Cure.
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Keya from Kenya on Jan 18, 2017
Today we managed to gather some more info about our very reserved friend, or so we thought until today, when we had a chat with his teacher who brought him for his follow up. Apparently, Keya is not so reserved and quiet back at school, he is quite the opposite; he loves to have a good time and he even plays soccer, he plays defense and he is good at it. Quite unlike the quiet boy who almost never leaves his seat and says almost nothing at clinics. Now that we know what makes him tick, we will try to engage him some more in the future! Keya today also got to meet Martha, another of our CUREkids who joined grade one at his school. So now, Martha has big brother to help her settle in. Keya is otherwise doing great, he had come to get his shoe straps fixed.
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Eliud from Kenya on Jan 18, 2017
Eliud came today and he is as cute as ever! As the doctor tested his legs for pain, he was so good about answering her. The way he acted, it was sort of like he had ‘been there, done that.’ Eliud’s condition has reverted, so he will have to come back for surgery sometime this year. We don’t know if it will be during his April or December school holiday. After his mother gets some things sorted, we will know more of when he will come for surgery. In the meantime, pray for this little guy to enjoy his time in school and not worry about his upcoming surgery.
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Jan 17, 2017
We saw Lonjezo in clinic today for a follow-up appointment! Her mom says she's doing well and is getting steadily better! She's just getting some physiotherapy and a shoe raise for today. We don't know when she'll be back for her next rush rodding, but she should be set for a couple years before she outgrows the rods that are already in! In the meantime, we'll probably see her every couple of months for checkups and physiotherapy.
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Jeron from the Philippines on Jan 12, 2017
Sorry guys, no hilarious quips from Jeron today, he was too busy fighting off the Tickle Monster, aka, CUREkids Coordinator Hope Kim! The two sang “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” together, warming up for the holiday season just months away here in the Philippines, and somehow dissolved into a tickle fight. He’s doing great, the arm is looking good, so now he can refocus his attention to planting eggs or whatever our little goofball decides to do next!
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Sirgut from Ethiopia on Jan 04, 2017
Sirguit is going home and going to continue her recovery from threre! We will see her in a couple of weeks when she returns for her checkup!
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