KLOVE and CURE are healing kids together!

CURE Community KLOVE

KLOVE Recent Patient Updates

Activity for the week of Sunday, Apr 15


Photo of Lufina
Lufina from Malawi on Yesterday
Lufina has been brightening up the lives of those around her, including Lonjezo, Veronica, and their mothers! Lonjezo and Veronica are in the beds next to Lufina and have been laughing at Lufina's antics (including this silly photo) quite a lot.
Photo of Lufina
Photo of Habiba
Habiba from Niger on Yesterday
Day 1 post op and Habib seems to be doing amazing! The doctors saw her on their rounds this morning and are pleased with how she did over the night. No serious bleeding. No complaints of swelling and the cast being too tight. Just firm determination to heal up from this surgery and have two straight legs!
Photo of Habiba
Photo of Trevor
Trevor from Kenya on Yesterday
As Trevor recovers, we wanted to show you this sweet note of encouragement from his mama. Try not to cry!
Photo of Trevor
Photo of Hadija
Hadija from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Hadija was all smiles today! She had an 8 plate put into her left leg last week to gradually bring her leg up straighter. In the meantime, Dr. Tim has stopped her frame adjustments in order for the plate to do its work. Her mother, Rehema, was cleaning her frame when we went by to see them this afternoon. We think Hadija likes the break she's been getting from adjustments this week!
Photo of Hadija
Photo of Habiba
Habiba from Niger on 2 days ago
Habiba's surgery was today and it went great! We attacked her left bow leg this time. It was a long and complicated procedure where the doctors essentially took out a wedge of bone from her leg. This allowed them to then break her leg straight before putting in some hardware to hold it straight as she heals! It was a big procedure and she'll undoubtedly be feeling it when she wakes up. If you could join us in praying for strength for this little one, that would be amazing!
Photo of Habiba
Photo of Trevor
Trevor from Kenya on 2 days ago
https://youtu.be/IvXVyCqNCEM When Trevor first came to CURE, he couldn’t walk at all. His hands and his knees were in very bad shape because that’s what he used to crawl everywhere with. “Look at my son now! He is able to run around and play just like other kids. When he started walking he was too excited, those were his very first steps and it was amazing for me to see!” Trevor’s mum told us. Isn’t this just a miracle? It is just amazing to watch Trevor move around and we are very grateful to God for this. He is here because he needs surgery for both his feet and he will be going to theatre today. Please thank God with us for the transformation we can already see and success for the procedure Trevor is going to have.
Photo of Ellina
Ellina from Malawi on 2 days ago
Ellina had another operation yesterday! Dr. Lubega opened up her arm and put in a bone graft. He removed a bit of her fibula, the smaller bone in her leg which she can walk fine without and will grow back, and put it in her arm to replace her radius. He also took some bits of bone graft from her pelvis, which has special cells that promote bone growth. Please pray that the graft takes well and her bone heals!
Photo of Ellina
Photo of Maliana
Maliana from Malawi on 2 days ago
Maliana had her surgery yesterday! Because of the breakdown of the skin graft and wound from her last operation, Dr. Linda needed to deepen the webspace between her fingers again since her fingers were starting to fuse back together at the base. She's doing well and is already grinning big again in the ward!
Photo of Maliana
Photo of Lufina
Lufina from Malawi on 2 days ago
Lufina's back to laughing and poking me in the back! Every time I see her, I yell "Lufinaaaa" and she says it back, "Lufinnnnnaaa" with a lot of giggling. She's going to be staying in the hospital for a bit longer, getting regular physiotherapy for her knee. Please pray it goes well so she can go home!
Photo of Lufina
Photo of Patience
Patience from Malawi on 2 days ago
Nurse Isaac dressed Patience's pin sites yesterday! We're so thankful for all our nurses who take such good care of our kids and their parents, making sure they have the medication they need, doing wound cleaning, and so much else besides!
Photo of Patience
Photo of Nkandu
Nkandu from Zambia on 3 days ago
Nkandu loves reading! We saw him reading on his bed with the aid of Else. He looked to be enjoying this exercise but unfortunately this was his last read here as he has been discharged to go home! He will come back for review in the next couple of months to make sure his right foot is healing correctly. After that heals, his left foot will be worked on. We are happy that he will carry on with his reading lessons - Else has been given him some books to go home with, we hope he continues reading at home as you continue praying for him!
Photo of Nkandu
Photo of Habiba
Habiba from Niger on 3 days ago
Habiba has been admitted to the ward for surgery number 2! We've hardly ever see kids this excited the morning of their surgery!
Photo of Habiba
Photo of Nkandu
Nkandu from Zambia on Apr 17, 2018
Nkandu is back! He came in for his check up late afternoon yesterday. He was in high spirits and very happy that his leg is healing properly. He narrated to us how people back home in the village were surprised to see his leg in a straight position in the cast. "People couldn't believe seeing my leg in this position, now I am determined to see the other leg worked on,'' Nkandu proudly said. He had a quick cast change in the operating theatre and later in the day joined Pastor Lubasi with the rest our mothers in the ward for the daily ward devotion were they sung praises to God. Pastor Lubasi preached on the importance of knowing God and they spent time in prayer. Nkandu also added, "I am thankful to God for what He is doing in my life."
Photo of Nkandu
Photo of Tariku
Tariku from Ethiopia on Apr 17, 2018
This is Tariku showing us how happy he is to hear he does not need a cast and he gets to wear an ankle foot orthosis(AFO) for the next six months! We will see his progress when he returns for his check-up in October. Thank you for your prayers for him!
Photo of Tariku
Photo of Ishmael and Rahim
Ishmael and Rahim from Malawi on Apr 17, 2018
Ishmael and Rahim are back! 500 miles has AFO supplies again so they're all set to get them sorted. Unfortunately, their sponsor Andy, the teacher who was paying for their travel expenses to get here, hasn't given them money for travel to Lilongwe yet, so we're waiting to hear from him before we book them, but it will be either next week or the week after. Please continue praying for them!
Photo of Ishmael and Rahim
Photo of Lucy
Lucy from Kenya on Apr 17, 2018
We were told on the phone that we had a CUREkid who’d come to have their cast off and then we remembered Lucy! Her mom had texted us that they were coming to CURE on Tuesday… we learned today that our girl’s cast had broken, so she came to have her old one taken off and a new one put on. As she walked without her cast, some physio students watched her, talking about the possibility of a shoe raise. She’ll come back on May 9th where she can be measured for whatever kind of assistive devices she needs to help her walk better!
Photo of Lucy
Photo of Lufina
Lufina from Malawi on Apr 17, 2018
Lufina had her surgery yesterday! She still seems to be in a bit of pain today, she's not back to yelling and laughing like she used to, although she was well enough to enjoy some drawing in the playroom. Yesterday, Dr. Maina repeated surgery on her right knee, transferring muscles and tendons to try to hold her patella in place so it will stop dislocating and causing her pain. Please pray that the surgery and her patella sticks this time!
Photo of Lufina
Photo of Patience
Patience from Malawi on Apr 17, 2018
Patience was having a grand time drawing in the playroom this morning! He has some pretty cool artist skills - here he is drawing some children walking to school. He's been having a lot of pain during physiotherapy, so please be praying that the pain will die down and that he won't be stressed about it.
Photo of Patience
Photo of Maliana
Maliana from Malawi on Apr 17, 2018
Maliana is back! Unfortunately, according to her readmission papers, it looks like the infection between her fingers has caused a mild contracture so she'll need to have them separated and straightened again in the operating room. Please be praying for her as she most likely has surgery tomorrow.
Photo of Maliana
Photo of Ellina
Ellina from Malawi on Apr 16, 2018
Ellina is often in the physiotherapy room nowadays and most of the time has her arm straight up in the air! We're impressed by how strong she is, the frames seem pretty heavy! Today she was enjoying coloring while waiting to be seen by our physiotherapist.
Photo of Ellina
Photo of Lufina
Lufina from Malawi on Apr 16, 2018
Lufina's back! Her right knee's patella dislocation has reoccured, so the doctors brought her in again to try again to reconstruct the knee to keep it from happening. Please be praying for her as she's having surgery today! We're sad she needs another surgery, but so excited to have this hilarious girl and her antics back!
Photo of Lufina
Photo of Viola
Viola from Uganda on Apr 16, 2018
Namubiru was all smiles this morning as she packed up to leave CURE. Naumubiru was told they were being discharged this morning. They are being referred to a malnutrition clinic near their home for Viola to get to a healthy weight, we will see them again at the end of May at a follow up clinic. Please remember Viola in your prayers, that she will gain the weight she needs to be healthy and that this will be the last operation she will need.
Photo of Viola
Photo of Viola
Viola from Uganda on Apr 13, 2018
“I am not feeling bad,” said Namubiru. Early this morning Naumubiru held Viola bouncing her up and down while kissing her to keep her from crying. Later, Viola went in to surgery Dr. Peter performed and ventriculostomy and septostomy, Viola is currently in the PACU and once she is stable, they will transfer her to the ICU. Please keep Viola in your prayers that she will recover swiftly from her operation.
Photo of Viola
Photo of Gregoire
Gregoire from Niger on Apr 12, 2018
Gregoire stopped by for another follow up today and we were able to read him the FLOODS of get well messages you all have been sending him! Thank you for that! The doctors say he's looking good. He does walk with a limp despite the fact that he has his shoe with the height differential compensation. He's been instructed to intentionally walk on that foot as he has a habit of just hopping around on his good leg. We'll see him again in six more months!
Photo of Gregoire
Photo of Viola
Viola from Uganda on Apr 12, 2018
“Pray for me, pray for my baby to be well soon,” said Namubiru. Viola has been scheduled for surgery tomorrow and Namubiru says, she is not feeling bad. Viola continues to be on malnutrition formula and her mom reports that she has been taking it well. Namubiru says, they are having a good day and this afternoon they received a stack of get well messages telling Namubiru that they were being prayed for and not to give up hope. We're so thankful for the encouragement that this has brought her! Please be praying that tomorrow's operation will be successful.
Photo of Viola

Activity for the week of Sunday, Apr 15

Trending on cure.org


Recently Viewed



Financial Accountability

ECFA Badge

Practicing fiscal accountability is a critical aspect of CURE’s financial stewardship model. Along with annual audits by an independent CPA firm, CURE is a member in good standing with the ECFA.

Pie chart of CURE FY 2017 Expenses *FY 2017 Expenses *CURE’s 2017 Fiscal Year: July 2016 - June 2017
  • 91.4% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
  • 2.3% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 6.3% Fundraising
Need to know more about CURE's finances?

Why I Support CURE

Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.
Chris Tomlin