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Ednan from Uganda on 2 days ago
We wanted to pass along to all of you a 'Thank you' from Ednan's family about how grateful they are for the support they received from the CURE staff and the online community during his stay as they remember him and celebrate his homecoming to heaven. Your prayers and encouragement have ministered to them, thank you friends.
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Imane from Niger on 2 days ago
Imane was adamant we take another photo of her before she got discharged this morning! She pulled in two of our other CUREkids, Djamila (L) and Rachidou (R), who she's become friends with as well!
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Farai from Malawi on 2 days ago
Farai is doing well and had his strut change so he should be going home soon! Physio Diana is a bit displeased with his leg though - he hasn't been exercising so his upper leg has atrophied a bit, so she's going to keep him here doing physio until he's made her happy. Please be praying for him!
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Faith from Malawi on 2 days ago
Faith is back and is making a mess of my office! She managed to convince me to give her bubbles and a pack of cards - I said she could take both if she promised to let me work - 30 minutes later I'm showing her where I live on google maps! She's doing really well, her gait has improved since last week at physio. She'll be back on Monday for more physiotherapy since she still needs to work on bending her knee. She also just said, "I won't be your friend again" and walked out off the office because I wrote that she was making a mess! We love her sass!
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Nathan from Uganda on 2 days ago
“He is doing well, he is fine. I’m fine 'cause he had a good sleep and he is fine generally, besides from this pain he is feeling,” said Sarah. Nathan is feeding well and his stridors have reduced. He will be moved out of the ICU and back to the ward today. Please continue to pray for Nathan that he will recover well from his operation.
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Gift from Zambia on 3 days ago
Gift is doing well today. His sores are healing and he is wearing less and less bandages this week! Good sign! Gift along with other kids in the ward got their faces painted today! A local ministry was visiting our hospital and they brought clowns, drinks and face painting to cheer up our kids. We're so thankful for people like them and for you, our supporters, that step in to help and love the children we serve! Please be praying for speedy healing for Gift and for the sores on his feet.
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Elizabeth from Zambia on 3 days ago
Elizabeth made a friend today! She was showered with gifts, but most importantly loved spending time with her friend. Her friend Mimi, is from a local ministry that helps children have a brighter day! They brought drinks, clowns and face painting! Elizabeth had a great day! Please be praying for more fun, happy days for Elizabeth.
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Hajira from Malawi on 3 days ago
GOOD NEWS! Hajira's tumor is benign! Thank you for praying for her! It's called a ganglioneuroma tumor, which is fairly rare. She'll be having surgery on Monday at the new Mercy James wing of Queen's hospital. She may be transferred soon. Please still be praying hard for her, as spinal surgery is serious business.
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Imane from Niger on 3 days ago
Our little lady is no worse for the wear after her surgery! She's already up and moving around the ward, really just ready to go home, but we have to keep her just a little bit longer!
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Djamila from Niger on 3 days ago
Djamila had her first bandage change and wound cleaning today! You can see the one finger that the doctors were able to separate this time around. It's going to be a long process with multiple surgeries, but the life change coming about is priceless!
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Nathan from Uganda on 3 days ago
“They are going to insert a shunt that is what they told me,” said Sarah, she continued, “I came when he was badly off I didn’t know if I would make it here.” On Sunday, Sarah noticed Nathan was wheezing she called CURE Hospital and was told to take him to a nearby clinic, which told her he was fine. However, the pressure on his head was increasing and he continued to have problems with his breathing. “I had lost hope that the baby would not survive,” said Sarah. Sarah and Nathan returned to CURE this morning and Ambrose joined them at the hospital for Nathan’s surgery. Dr. Peter and scrub tech Alex placed a shunt. The operation was successful and Nathan is now in the PACU waking up. Please continue to pray for Nathan that this will be the last operation he needs and for his recovery to go well.
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Farai from Malawi on Dec 13, 2017
Our resident charmer Farai is still in the hospital but his big smile is back and he seems a bit less disappointed about not getting his frame off quite yet. He's having a strut change and then will be going home again tomorrow! We spoke to him about his spiritual life and he says, "It's been hard, because of my leg I've been missing most of our church services. I wish it was possible for me to go and pray with my friends but I can't walk well with the frame. I am so thankful for the prayers that the hospital offers. I love it because it makes me feel like I am at church." Please continue to pray for Farai and his leg and that he'll be able to make it to church despite the frame - unfortunately we need to leave it on or the bone won't heal!
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Job from Kenya on Dec 13, 2017
Job and his antics! As we sat with him while the doctor and Job’s dad examined an X-ray taken today, we tried our hand at bringing our leg near our chest sort of like Job does. It was around this time that Job showed us he could touch his eye with his foot! This boy is pretty impressive. We can’t do what he does. He’s also impressive because of the joy and smile he maintains despite his difficult condition. He seemed really bummed out about having to keep his cast on longer, but we’re thankful he’s healing well. He had his cast reinforced, and when we see him at mobile clinic in February, we’re hopeful he’ll be able to have it off for good!
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Stephen from Kenya on Dec 13, 2017
We couldn’t believe that it had already been a year since we last saw Stephen. He came in today with a few questions for the doctor about his knee. The doctor told him that as it is, he doesn’t need another procedure, but if he really wanted it, he would need a knee replacement. Stephen is doing okay and he told us about work being okay too. Please pray that he continues to grow into a strong young man!
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Imane from Niger on Dec 13, 2017
Imane's surgery went wonderfully and you can see our anesthesiologist, Dr Diane, waking her up after the surgery finished. The doctors separated all of her fingers, bandaged her up, and sent her back to the ward to heal up!
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Hajira from Malawi on Dec 13, 2017
We made a video about Hajira! We're hoping to get the results of the biopsy back very soon, but it's still nerve-wracking! We asked Hajira and her mom how they've been feeling.

“It's been a month and a half since I have been admitted here. I have missed my home, family and friends Hawa and Hadija, and have missed going to school. I have made new friends here though like Magret and Chisomo. I get sad when my friends are discharged and leave. I am waiting for my operation and once it's done I will go straight home!” Hajira says.

“CURE has been treating us well, but I am just worried that since I am here during farming season, my two daughters are the ones doing all the farming, and without my supervision we won't harvest much next year. We’re still waiting for the operation day so that we can know the way forward,” says Agnes, Hajira’s mother.

As nice as CURE is, it's difficult to not get homesick when you're stuck in the hospital for a long time! We try to get the kids and their families in and out of the hospital as soon as we can, but unfortunately Hajira is a very complicated case. Because CURE only deals in orthopedics, we need to rely on the nearby public hospital, Queens, which has a shortage of resources and doctors. Fortunately though, it looks as if she might be having surgery in the pediatric wing at Queens next Monday if her biopsy results are favorable! Please be praying for her and her mother, and her sisters back home who are planting. https://youtu.be/gNLypcEuRq4

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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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Tariku from Ethiopia on Dec 12, 2017
Tariku came in for admission over the weekend but had a skin infection so he was sent to Cheshire services where he will be until he heals up. We look forward to seeing him back here soon. Please pray the infection will heal up fast so that overall healing can continue!
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Imane from Niger on Dec 12, 2017
Imane is in our ward and ready for her surgery. She seems peaceful and confident, but surgery is never fun. Please be praying for strength for her and wisdom for her surgeon!
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Djamila from Niger on Dec 12, 2017
As of today, Djamila has been discharged! Since she lives pretty far away, so she'll be staying in our long term patient guesthouse right on our campus as she starts her regular wound cleanings and bandage changes. We were able to welcome her to the guesthouse by delivering a slew of get well messages from all of you! Thanks for loving this little one so well!
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Souraya from Niger on Dec 12, 2017
And, as of today, Souraya has started on her bandage change and wound cleaning regimen. It's a little rough, agitating areas still sensitive from surgery, but it's important and Souraya is a little trooper!
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Desalegn from Ethiopia on Dec 12, 2017
Little Desalegn had some cute giggles and expressions today! He had his third casting and everything went really well. We will see him next week for another casting!
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Hajira from Malawi on Dec 11, 2017
Hajira's back to running around the hospital today! We thought you might appreciate seeing a video of her. She's super shy, but we managed to get a video of her not covering her face and giggling! She's so cute. We're still waiting for her biopsy results, please pray hard for her! https://youtu.be/FORYNMBCVLU
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Maliana from Malawi on Dec 11, 2017
Maliana is back! Physio Diana says her middle finger is still stiff unfortunately, so she needs to continue doing a lot of exercises. We'll see her again in January 2018! Please be praying that she keeps up strengthening it!
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Zeynab from Niger on Dec 11, 2017
Zeynab spent some time in our physical therapy room today where she traded in her walker for a crutch! The crutch requires her to put more weight on her leg which will, in turn, help strengthen the bone right up!
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