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Birtukan from Ethiopia on Sep 10, 2019
Birtukan is so happy today. She is finally going back home with her mother Mulunesh to reunite with their family! The only thing left for her is to continue with her exercises and to get stronger and stronger! We will see the progress she makes in a couple of months when she returns for her check-up. Thank you all for your support and prayers!
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Beimnet from Ethiopia on Sep 09, 2019
As usual, Beimnet was making faces for the camera. This sweet one is back here at CURE Ethiopia to have a lengthening operation on her right leg. She's will have a frame put on which is pretty bulky and will be a big change, but it is what she needs! Keep this sweet one in your prayers as she prepares herself!
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Daniel from Ethiopia on Sep 09, 2019
Daniel's plate removal went well last week and he's going home.!He will continue his recovery from there and we will see him again in a couple of weeks when he returns for his check-up. Thank you all for your prayers!
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Daniel from Ethiopia on Sep 05, 2019
Daniel is finally back here at CURE Ethiopia to have the plate removed from his leg! His leg is straight and he doesn't need it anymore so it's time for it to come out! Please keep in your prayers because while this is a relatively simple surgery, going into the OR is never fun.
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Birtukan from Ethiopia on Sep 04, 2019
Look at these two! Birtukan is such a good girl and didn't disturb her mother Mulunesh while braiding her hair. Once she is done with her hair, Birtukan returned to her daily physical therapy. Thank you all for your prayers!
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Rahmet from Ethiopia on Sep 04, 2019
Rahmet was wheeling around and joining in some "sit down volleyball" where no one is allowed to stand as they play. When she saw us with the camera, she stopped the game and made us take this photo! She is having fun and enjoying her say in the ward while continuing her healing!
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Feyisa from Ethiopia on Sep 03, 2019
Feyisa is doing great! Today we found him wheeling around the ward playing with his balloon which just so happens to also be the CURE green color. The ward can be a bit monotonous, but he is finding ways to have fun and enjoy his time here. Thank you all for your prayers!
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Birtukan from Ethiopia on Sep 02, 2019
Birtukan was in bed playing with her balloons but when she saw the camera she stopped and posed as she always does! It's so hard to get a candid shot of this one, but we love her attitude and playfulness!
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Rahmet from Ethiopia on Sep 02, 2019
Rahmet loves singing so much! Today she had a lot of fun with all of her friends singing and learning all the hand motions that go along with the songs! Being in the ward as long as Rahmet has been can get a bit boring, but she's doing great and spreads joy to everyone that interacts with her!
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Rahmet from Ethiopia on Aug 30, 2019
While some of the kids were watching a movie, Rahmet and her friend Sudesi took the opportunity to steal some of the other kid's walking frames and have a race. It didn't work out quite as they imagined, because the frames were too big and too heavy for these two little ones! Rahmet wasn't too pleased about this, but it's the way things go sometimes!
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Mariam from Uganda on Aug 30, 2019
Mama Mariam has been so faithful about bringing her little daughter Mariam to her review appointments! Today she let us know that Mariam is doing well, and mainly needs to work on her physical therapy to practice standing and learning to walk. They met with Dr. Micheal for a review checkup, and then with our physical therapist Issac to talk about some exercises. We were glad to hear that Mariam has a standing walker at home so she can practice standing! Thank you for your faithful prayers for this little one as she grows up!
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Birtukan from Ethiopia on Aug 30, 2019
Birtukan loves posing for the camera! Today we found her right after her physical therapy appointment which gets easier and easier every time she goes! She is doing well and continuing her healing!
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Rahmet from Ethiopia on Aug 26, 2019
Craft time! Rahmet was among friends, siting in between Rufo and Aberash doing different crafts to decorate their part of the ward. Rahmet was so focused on her work, this is one of the few times we've seen her without a giant smile on her little face! They ended up painting different papers to make flowers and trees. Just a little reminder of the world outside the hospital that they'll soon be running through, completely healed!
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Feyisa from Ethiopia on Aug 26, 2019
Today Feyisa was trying his hand at some crafts. He was painting a paper to make flowers and a tree. Being cooped up in the hospital, gives him ample opportunity to dream of the outside world and how he'll run and play in it all once he's finished his treatment! Please join us in praying this is sooner rather than later!
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Birtukan from Ethiopia on Aug 26, 2019
Birtukan is struggling with a few of her physical therapy exervises as some of them are a bit hard for her, but she is doing her best and getting stronger every day! Keep this sweet child in your prayers!
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Stanley from Malawi on Aug 23, 2019
Stanley's going home this weekend, but has a busy day ahead of him today! He will have an x-ray this morning to make sure everything looks good and then physiotherapy this afternoon to learn some exercises get his legs strong before he goes home. He's super excited to be going home, but will miss all the tea and bread he gets at the hospital (hence the bread crumbs all over his shirt). Please keep Stanley in your prayers while he travels home safely and continues to recover!
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Feyisa from Ethiopia on Aug 22, 2019
One of our physiotherapist Tewordos read all the get-well messages Feyissa has received from all of you. He was so happy to hear from everyone. Thank you all so much for thinking of him and making this young boy happy! He is doing well and continuing his healing!
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Rahmet from Ethiopia on Aug 22, 2019
Since she received her surgery, Rahmet has always had a cast on and has never actually seen her leg. Well today that changed and when she saw it she got so excited and started clapping! "Look at my leg it is so straight now" was her greeting today, to everyone that says hi to her. Her x-ray shows her bone is healing well and everything looks good. Her free leg didn't last long though as she had another cast put on which she'll need to have for the next month.
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Isaac from Kenya on Aug 22, 2019
Isaac was in the company of his dad and his brother as usual and we were happy to see all of them. “Today we came in quite early just in case we were required to go through a long process.” Isaac’s dad told us. They were first in line and as soon as we got here they were seen and allowed to go home. Isaac has been encouraged to start using just one crutch and gradually progressing until he can walk on his own. We hope the next time we see him, he’ll be walking completely free of crutches!
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Stanley from Malawi on Aug 22, 2019
Stanley's operation was very successful! He had new rush rods placed in both legs after outgrowing his old ones. He woke up in a bit of pain this morning, but still with a smile. The doctors will be checking his x-ray today to make sure everything is looking okay. Please keep Stanley in your prayers while he is recovering here with us at CURE Malawi!
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Stanley from Malawi on Aug 21, 2019
Stanley is back and going straight into surgery! We walked in on Funny from our spiritual team praying with him as they waited outside the OR. Stanley is going to get a few rods inserted into his leg which will help strengthen his bones and keep them straight!
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Moses from Kenya on Aug 21, 2019
“No cause for concern,” Dr. Bethleen said about Moses current status. Moses saw two doctors today while at CURE Kenya, and he’s doing well enough that we won’t need to see him again until November. When he comes then, he’ll come with his leg brace since he didn’t come with it today, and we’ll see how it’s fitting. Julius also said Moses has a shoe raise that we didn’t realize he already had. Hopefully he’ll bring that next time too. Please continue keeping Moses and his leg in your prayers!
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Feyisa from Ethiopia on Aug 20, 2019
We found Feyisa in bed, taking it easy today. He's spending most of his time resting there, but luckily he has good neighbors who help keep things interesting!
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Birtukan from Ethiopia on Aug 20, 2019
As usual Birtukan was doing a good job with her physical therapy. Ashenafi, one of our physical therapists, is showing her some more exercises to help her strengthen her muscles and mix things up a bit! Keep her in prayers!
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Birtukan from Ethiopia on Aug 19, 2019
A couple of weeks back, Birtukan started walking on both feet with the help of a crutch. She is now able to stand without any support and she wants to show off to all of you with this pose! She is doing well and doing a wonderful job with her physical therapy!
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