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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 18


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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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J-Vie from the Philippines on Jun 15, 2017
Joy was written all over Joel’s face as he tells us the good news about his son, “Doc says he can now start jumping if he wants!” And with hi-fives and long handshakes, we celebrated with him! “I am back to school and now learning to play the piano,” says J-vie. It looks like he’s bounced back to his normal routine!
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Sirgut from Ethiopia on Jun 13, 2017
Sirguit all dressed up, looking smart and happy today! We are so glad her bone is all healed and she is doing so very well! We will see her in six months for another checkup.
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Tola from Ethiopia on Jun 07, 2017
Tola is doing great! He came in today with his father Robu and they are happy with everything. Since his legs are healing well, he will come in next week for a plate removal.
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Lonjezo from Malawi on May 26, 2017
Lonjezo has been discharged! Turns out she had a ton of rush rods replaced, in both femurs and one of her tibias. She can now walk on her left leg, just not the right because of the fracture. Since she has brittle bones, Kyle said if her one leg can't support her, they'll need to find a wheelchair for her. The physios are going to work it out later today to see if they need to give her one or not. Please be praying for her as she heads home and comes back July 3rd!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on May 25, 2017
It's day one post op and Lonjezo isn't crying anymore, but she doesn't exactly look happy to be here either - she was in the physio department and we bet she wasn't looking forward to therapy!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on May 24, 2017
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 May 23, 2017
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 May 22, 2017
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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