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Activity for the week of Sunday, Aug 13


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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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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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Umer from Ethiopia on Mar 27, 2017
Our little one is doing very well! Umer's feet are healing well and it is time to have the tenotomy! We will see him next week for that, please keep him in your prayers!
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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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