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Gloria from MalawiYesterday

Gloria came in for another physiotherapy appointment today! A physiotherapy student came in for some hands on training and was talking to Brenda and Gloria about how to do their exercises!

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Brenda from MalawiYesterday

Brenda's doing well! We brought her some get-well messages today and her mom was very grateful for all the prayers and well-wishes!

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Yolanta from ZambiaYesterday

The doctor says Yolanta's pins need to be covered so he's sent her back to our outpatient department to get a dressing for them. Yolanta is complaining about some pain, but hopefully it will subside as she gets better. Let's keep her in our prayers!

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Brenda from Malawi2 days ago

Brenda is pretty happy today for a girl who had surgery yesterday! Dr. Linda released the contracted skin on her wrist so that it could lie flat again, and then took a piece of skin from her stomach to cover the released flesh and sewed it all up. Brenda will have a wound inspection next week to see how it looks, please be praying that the skin graft takes well!

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Yolanta from Zambia2 days ago

Yolanta is doing very well today! She says there is a bit of pain in her leg because of the pins, but that is normal, she has something attached to her leg and she's feeling it. She's smiling again, something she never did after visiting the witchdoctor and the prophet, so this is good progress in her emotional healing. She will be with us a little longer and we're excited to see the positive changes in her leg. We are so thankful for your kindness and prayers, we know that God is keeping her well! Indeed, we should not grow weary in doing good and keeping the faith. Let us continue to pray always! 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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Kristine from the Philippines2 days ago

We couldn’t miss Kristine’s adorable face in the lobby as she tagged along with Maria and Kenneth! But it was really more like her parents tagging along with her, since Kristine could’ve gone through clinic by herself without a problem! She was so brave and kept watching her arm while Dr. Badjun pulled the pins out. Moving wasn’t an issue for her either. She slowly practiced pulling her arm towards her and vice versa. So in four weeks, we hope to see a lot more improvement with her mobility!

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Loudel from the Philippines2 days ago

We can’t believe six months has passed and Loudel just graduated from elementary school! She told us that might be enrolling in summer school to keep herself busy before going to the next level. The doctors checked her last X-ray images today which absolutely looked “beautiful!” And that’s the final confirmation that she’s ready to graduate as a CURE patient too and will only be back unless she runs into other kinds of trouble, which is far from reality knowing Loudel!

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Abel from Ethiopia3 days ago

Abel is doing great! His cast was removed today and he will get a supporting shoe/foot brace to help him walk better. We will see him in three months to checkup on his progress! Keep praying!

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Elleni from Ethiopia3 days ago

Elleni came for her follow up appointment and is doing great! She's doing so well with her shoe raise and has great growth in her right leg with the extension rods she has in place. She'll return after three months to check on the progression of the growth and if it has reached the desired length. If all heals and grows well, she'll have an operation on her left leg to stop the growth! We pray she keeps on the path of success!

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Yolanta from Zambia3 days ago

Yolanta has been a brave girl since her surgery! She went for surgery where the doctor performed a procedure called an Osteotomy. Pins have been put in her leg that will help keep the bones in place. She will have to stay with the pins for some time and endure the pain that comes with that, but it is all part of the healing process! Post surgery, she is doing well and recovering in bed. She has not had too much pain because our doctor tells us that her surgery was "very gentle and not too much pressure was put on the bones." Please join us in praying that her recovery continues to be smooth and that healing will come quickly!

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Batro from Ethiopia3 days ago

Batro came to her follow up appointment and is walking good! We look forward to seeing her at her next appointment and seeing her progress!

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Newton from Kenya3 days ago

"Look at my new shoes." Newton told us with a smile on his face. This boy just never ceases to amaze us with his energy! From the second he arrives to the second he leaves, he keeps his guardian on his heels running around the hospital corridors; it's hard keeping track of his whereabouts . He had the second cast removed today and was fitted with leg braces. He is healing very well and making great progress, he is now able to walk for longer distances without crutches! We see him again in two months time and we look forward to some more fun moments with him!

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Girma from Ethiopia3 days ago

Girma is doing really well! The doctors are pleased that his ankle is well corrected and they told him to continue wearing the supporting shoe/foot brace. We will see him in a year!

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Maria from Zambia3 days ago

Maria is now a regular face at CURE, she comes in every Wednesday for her wound dressings. How she has grown! And her legs are so much better now. We love to see such improvement and we know that it's because of your prayers for her! We are so thankful for your support as you continue faithfully praying for Maria and all our other kids.

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Gloria from Malawi3 days ago

Lovely Gloria looks quite relieved to have part of her frame off! She was in the recovery bay, laughing and grinning at us this morning! She's going to have to do more physiotherapy now with bending her hip since it will be easier without the frame in the way, but hopefully that will also make it less painful! She can go home soon though and then will do weekly physiotherapy sessions again. And in six weeks, she'll have the rest of her frame off! Please be praying for her as she recovers!

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Brenda from Malawi3 days ago

Brenda was ready to go into the operating room quite early today! She had surgery to release her contracted wrist, the back of her hand and fingers will have to be done later. Dr. Linda did an awesome job, and we'll post photos and more information tomorrow! Please be praying for her though, as she was crying when she came out of anesthesia.

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Mel from the Philippines3 days ago

Mel’s pins came out! He stared at his arm as Dr. Tim unwrapped his bandages, but couldn’t help but look away when he saw two pins sticking out of his elbow! The other pin was stubborn but Mel toughed it out as Dr. Tim pulled the last pin out of his elbow. We’re glad that’s all over and he’s all ready to start moving his arm!

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Brenda from Malawi3 days ago

We had internet connection issues today making it difficult to upload photos, but we wanted to make sure that you knew that Brenda is going into surgery tomorrow to release her contracted wrist. Please be in prayer for her!

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Gloria from MalawiApr 26, 2016

Gloria's waiting to have part of her frame off today! No hanging out in our office watching movies for today! She's about to go in, please be praying for our lovely, chatty friend!

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Gloria from MalawiApr 25, 2016

Gloria's been readmitted! The doctors are taking off part of her frame tomorrow, the part that's closest to her joint, which hopefully means it will be a lot easier for her to bend! The lower part has to stay on for a bit longer, but we're happy she'll be at least a little lighter! We got a photo of her playing Bao with Dunia!

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Leah from MalawiApr 25, 2016

Guess who's wound looks good enough for her to go home tomorrow! That's right, Little Leah will be headed home soon! We're going to really miss her adorable smile, but we're quite glad she's doing so well! Occupational Therapist Sarah made a splint for her hand today so that her fingers won't recontract! She'll have to wear it all the time for a few weeks, only taking it off for exercises, but after that, she'll be able to wear it only at night!

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Brenda from MalawiApr 25, 2016

Brenda's having a good day! She did some occupational therapy and is now lounging around in bed and relaxing!

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Sebalu from UgandaApr 25, 2016

Our doctors want Sebalu to go to physiotherapy twice every week and with this, we hope that his neck will get stronger. He still has convulsions so our doctors put him on a stronger medicine. Diana hasn’t lost hope, she believes that Sebalu will be healed. Please join us in praying for him!

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Leah from MalawiApr 22, 2016

Leah's favorite person is her mommy, Constance! They were both enjoying some lovely tea this morning and now Leah is running around the ward playing with Silaji and standing on Chibale's bed. She had another wound inspection today and they took out her wires, so Sarah, our Occupational Therapist, is going to splint her hand so her fingers don't re-contract.

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Brenda from MalawiApr 22, 2016

Someone looks chipper today! Brenda seems to have recovered from her MUA and is back to smiling! We caught her at teatime, a lot of Malawians love tea... and sugar! We're so glad Brenda is feeling better!

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