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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 20


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Martha from Kenya on Yesterday
“Take a picture!” Martha exclaimed to us as she sat perched on Rosemary’s back after getting her new orthotic at the workshop. “I am her horse,” Rosemary told us. Martha shared her smiles and her love for photos with us today. She also spent time with the OT, and she’ll continue doing PT at the home where she lives and goes to school. A physio goes there a couple of times a week and helps the kiddos who need it. Please pray for Martha as she continues her healing. We’ll see her again on June 20th at clinic!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Apr 23, 2018
Lonjezo and Lufina are saying their goodbyes today! Lufina was making Lonjezo laugh so much this morning while they waited to see the doctors. Lonjezo has been discharged home and we'll see her in clinic on June 4th! Please pray for safe travels!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Apr 20, 2018
Lonjezo is recovering well and has been around the ward with her teddy, watching tv and playing with the other kids. She's been laughing a lot since she's in the bed next to another CUREkid, Lufina, who is always a riot! She'll be headed home soon but should be back in about six weeks!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Apr 19, 2018
Lonjezo had another operation yesterday! Dr. Lubega took out and replaced the rush rods in her right leg, since her left leg is still okay for now and it's just the ones in the right that are getting too small. Please be praying for her as she recovers in the ward!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Apr 17, 2018
Lonjezo has been up and out of bed today! There's a bunch of little girls in the ward and she was having a grand time in the playroom drawing with them. Funny from the Spiritual Team is making sure the kids get lots of time to enjoy themselves with playtime!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Apr 16, 2018
Lonjezo is back for another operation! As we said before, she's outgrown the rush-rods in her legs and they will need to be replaced with longer ones. Please be praying for her as she goes in for surgery later this week!
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Martha from Kenya on Apr 11, 2018
“She is very aware of her smartness,” Rosemary said. Martha's hair was super cute and one of her pigtails had a pretty bow-clip attached to it and she even had pretty polka dots on her dress, so she definitely looked smart! Martha’s day consisted of having her cast and the pin in her foot removed. She was very brave and only cried a bit over the pin removal which can often be a bit traumatic and painful. She then proceeded to the workshop for an orthotic measurement and then back again to our outpatient clinic to have a new cast put on. She shed some tears over her new cast application. Earlier Rosemary had told us, “She gets scared.” Medical things ARE scary - especially for kids, so tears sometimes are a result of the pain, but sometimes they are more a result of the fear. Please pray for no complications for Martha and for her to be brave as she waits to come back on May 23rd to pick up her orthotic!
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Martha from Kenya on Mar 14, 2018
Martha wasn’t scheduled to come back to CURE for almost another month, but pain caused her to come back sooner. “She’s been crying,” Rosemary told us of Martha. Our poor sweet friend had to come back to CURE because her toes have been hurting her and it’s been enough pain to cause her to cry a lot. We’re thankful they did come back because although it was a pretty simple take-the-cast-off-and-put-the-new-one-on kind of procedure today which will hopefully help take the pressure off and ease the pain, it could have been something worse. “Take my picture!” Martha told us as she sat outside after getting her new cast on. Apparently the whole event didn’t phase her too much since she’s grinning it up. Please pray that no more complications come for her. We’ll see her again on April 11th like we’d originally planned!
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Ezra from Kenya on Mar 09, 2018
Ezra is doing well. We spoke to his mum some and she told us they are doing well at home. Ezra’s correction is complete and he only needs to come to CURE when necessary. We thank God for this! He is finally gaining confidence to walk without his orthotics and the doctor advised him to use soft shoes from here onward. Isn’t God just so good to us? Thank you for praying for Ezra!
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Martha from Kenya on Mar 02, 2018
This morning when we saw Martha lying on her bed, we thought we saw a smile on her face. The smiles continued as we played with a balloon and talked. “Are you happy to be going home?” Martha told us she was. We’re thankful she’s well enough to be able to go home, but we love her a lot so we’re even happier we get to see her next month on April 11th! Please pray for quick healing that stays corrected this time and that Martha will always know the love of Jesus and will always be surrounded by people who love her like Jesus.
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Martha from Kenya on Mar 01, 2018
“Her toes are swollen,” Rosemary told us after seeing us this morning. Because of this, Martha is stuck in bed, elevating her feet. When we asked what Rosemary had been telling Martha when we’d snapped our photo, she told us, “I was telling her to be patient.” Poor Martha really wanted to go to the playroom today, but Rosemary gave her hope that if she keeps her legs elevated today, she can go tomorrow. Please pray that this happens tomorrow!
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Martha from Kenya on Feb 28, 2018
“Do you have any pain?” we asked Martha and she told us 'no'. “She had some pain in the night,” Rosemary explained to us, but went on to share that she’s doing better now. “I’m letting her rest before I change her bedding.” We brought Martha some coloring, and post-bath and getting settled, we hope she enjoyed that coloring. Please pray that this is the last clubfoot surgery that she’ll need!
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Martha from Kenya on Feb 27, 2018
“We’re ready to fly away!” Rosemary, Martha’s guardian, told us. We found them in the theatre waiting bay and Rosemary joked about being ready to fly away in an airplane. As we sat chatting, Martha wouldn’t smile at us, but as we laughed over something we were talking about with Rosemary, Martha shared a smile and it wasn’t long before we were getting lots of smiles. “She does her washing,” Rosemary said. Martha lives at a home with other kiddos and they have her do what she can to help, including washing some clothes. She also said that Martha has gotten stronger since being there. We’re so thankful God has placed her in a home where she’s taken care of and getting stronger! As we left, John the nurse anesthetist came in and told us, “She’s my friend!” We’re glad Martha is being taken care of at CURE too. Please pray she’ll heal quick after this surgery!
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Martha from Kenya on Feb 26, 2018
We thank you all for your continued support and prayers for this wonderful girl, although the surgery had to be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances, we thank God that finally Martha is in the hospital! As you can see, she is doing well and has been busy coloring as she waits for her surgery tomorrow. Her guardian was happy too that finally the day has come for this beautiful girl to undergo surgery. "I'm happy that we are in the hospital and looking forward for a successful surgery," she informed us. Let's continue praying for this Martha that the surgery would be successful and wish her a quick recovery!
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Keya from Kenya on Feb 21, 2018
Keya came to mobile clinic today with friends! Next to him are Kevin and (we think) Michael. They all go to the same school and stay in the same children’s home. We’re thankful all of them could come to see our doctors. Keya is doing okay. His orthotic was getting too small and it was worn out, so he stopped wearing it. Because of this, his clubfoot almost recurred. Thankfully, we have a good and gracious God who looks out for our kiddos and hopefully orthotics will be enough to get him back on the right track again. He was able to get measured for new orthotics today and once they’re made, someone coming to Kijabe will pick them up, take them to him, and then he’ll be able to wear them until they can fit-check in April when we come back for mobile clinic. Please pray that this is all Keya’s feet will need!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Feb 19, 2018
Lonjezo came in for some physiotherapy today! She was complaining of pain in one of her legs so the therapists sent her back to the doctors. Upon reviewing her x-rays they decided she needs a rushrod revision in that leg and will be readmitted on April 15th. Unfortunately kids with brittle bone disease need constant replacement of rushrods as they outgrow them, until they reach maturity. Please be praying for her!
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Christopher from Kenya on Feb 08, 2018
We were all very impressed by how much progress Christopher has made since we last saw him. He has made so much progress that he can actually turn his head and look to the side. His dad told has that he has been faithfully helping Christopher with the home exercises. Those efforts are now bearing fruit! Today, Christopher was shown some home exercises they should work through everyday. Let's pray that they will continue to be faithful and that this will continue to produce positive results.
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Martha from Kenya on Jan 17, 2018
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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