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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 20


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Stelia from Malawi on Today
Stelia's back for a checkup here in Blantyre! She's doing well but the doctor's notes say she'll be readmitted on June 30th, we imagine for another operation or perhaps to have the plates taken out. Please be praying for her as she heads back home!
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Francis from Malawi on Today
Blessings popped in for a checkup with the doctors with his dad! He's looking good right now but we didn't manage to get a look at the notes and see what the doctors said, so we'll check in next time we see him!
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Gloria from Niger on Today
One of the things Gloria has been missing the most about being home has been going to school. She says she especially misses math class. We've been doing a little math with her here and there, but we're no teachers. Thankfully, we have a teacher from Canada visiting who has been doing some math with Gloria. Today they're taking on long division!
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Matilia from Malawi on 3 days ago
Matilia was discharged early Friday morning and headed out before we could grab a new photo of her, so here's her making a stinky face from last week in the playroom! She'll be back June 25th to be readmitted for physiotherapy and a brace for her leg. Please continue to pray for her!
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Hajira from Malawi on 3 days ago
We brought Hajira get-well messages this afternoon! Unfortunately, she was in a lot of pain so she couldn't really enjoy them, but she's heading home tomorrow and we wanted her to know that her friend Blanca from Woodmen Valley Church was still writing to her and praying for her! She appreciated it but since she was in pain we tried not to talk to her for too long. Please be praying her pain eases up and she has a safe trip home. We'll see her July 1st when she's booked to go get AFOs!
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Aldrin from the Philippines on 3 days ago
Aldrin has been a good sport throughout his healing and as a result, he's starting to become a cheerleader to some of our other patients in physical therapy. He encourages them to "Go! Don't Stop!" and "Keep Going!" It's awesome to see him as an encouragement to others and that's because you all have set a good example for him and have supported him with your prayers! Dressing changes and physical therapy is over this week, we'll keep you posted on what's next!
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Gali from Niger on May 17, 2018
Gali got his cast off and saw the doctor today! Unfortunately, they found multiple wounds that had developed under the cast. Nothing super serious, but also not great. The cast is staying off and Gali got the wounds cleaned and some bandages put on. He's also been put on antibiotics and he'll have another follow up appointment next week!
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Sophia from the Philippines on May 17, 2018
Sophia stood tall for us this morning as she returned for her yearly check-up! Her x-ray images look good, showing great improvement and healing since surgery. In fact, she's ready to get her implant removed! That's great news! For now, they haven't decided when to schedule the removal, but they will be in touch with us soon.
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Gali from Niger on May 16, 2018
Gali is back! He'll be checking in with the doctors later this week, but right now he's intent on joining our art therapy session where we decorated (and then promptly ate) some sugar cookies!
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Gloria from Niger on May 16, 2018
Today was a little more lighthearted with Gloria taking part in some crafts and by crafts we mean decorating cookies and eating them which may just be the best kind of crafts!
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Matilia from Malawi on May 16, 2018
Look at how straight Matilia's leg is now! After a few days she'll be going home, but she'll be back after six weeks to be admitted for some physiotherapy to see how much we can get her leg bending and if she'll need a special brace or not. Please continue to pray for her!
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Hadija from Ethiopia on May 16, 2018
Today we found Hadija outside singing a song with most of the children in the ward and having fun! She is doing great and being encouraged while at the hospital!
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Blessings from Malawi on May 16, 2018
Blessings was discharged early yesterday and we didn't realize he left until today! Please be praying for him as he travels home! We're gonna miss his big smile, but he will be back in two weeks for a splint for his hand, so we'll see him again soon.
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Hajira from Malawi on May 16, 2018
Hajira had her surgery today! Turns out we did have a last minute patient who needed an operation yesterday and that's why she was postponed until today, but everything's underway now and Dr. Maina is performing her tendon transfers. She's having the tendons moved from one side of the foot to pull the other side so that everything will balance out. Please pray for her recovery!
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Esther from Zambia on May 16, 2018
Esther came back for her follow up appointment! The x-ray shows that her bone is getting to the correct shape and this positive development has excited her father who she came with this time around. She will be back in two months for the another follow up appointment. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for Esther!
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Job from Kenya on May 16, 2018
Job is naturally a very cheerful young man but today he was extremely happy that he had been discharged to go home! He woke up very early to prepare himself, and his dad helped him where he needed an extra hand. He chose a very nice shirt to wear and when we saw him, we thought he was very handsome so we took a picture! Job will need to go back to school soon so that he doesn't miss out on the material being covered, please pray for quick recovery and for maximum concentration once he is back to school!
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Hajira from Malawi on May 15, 2018
Hajira was waiting to have her operation this morning, but it was canceled! We can't figure out why in her notes, but most likely it's because either they had an emergency case come in which means she will be pushed until later in the week, or they discovered she's sick. Please be praying it's just the fact that they were too busy today, we'll try our best to find out tomorrow during ward rounds. Her feet are already looking pretty good after all of that casting!
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Matilia from Malawi on May 15, 2018
Matilia is having her frame taken off today! We're hoping she'll have a big smile on her face once the clunky, uncomfortable frame is off - her leg looks so nice and straight now! Please be praying for her surgery!
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Job from Kenya on May 15, 2018
When you are in the hospital, resting is one of the most important things to do. After surgery yesterday, Job only wanted to rest. His dad told us that he slept really well. When we saw him this morning, he was still sleeping. We are grateful to God for a successful surgery and we continue to ask for healing for Job. Please pray for Job as well that his restoration will be smooth!
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Job from Kenya on May 14, 2018
Because Job was born with brittle bone disease, it not only complicates his life by causing his bones to misbehave and sometimes break, but it also brings another complication - more visits to the OR. The type of rods that are placed in his legs to help stabilize them are called rush rods. Unfortunately, they do not grow with Job, so as he grows, the rush rods become too small and his bone starts to bow at the point where the rod ends. That’s what was happening to Job this time, so once again, he’s back with us. He’s already been through surgery and a new rush rod has been placed. Can you see how much straighter the bone is already?! This is exciting for him! Please pray that as he grows, he won’t have to go back to the OR too many more times!
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Hadija from Ethiopia on May 14, 2018
The kids have an exercise session once a week and we have volunteers that come to the hospital and help accomplish that with the children. Hadija was doing a great job with the help of her mother Rehema. Thank you all for your prayers and support!
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Fati from Niger on May 14, 2018
Fati ended up getting discharged over the weekend. While we're sad we didn't get a proper goodbye, we know healing up at home is a lot more fun and comfortable than being stuck in the hospital. We're just excited to see Fati when she returns for her follow up appointment!
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Matilia from Malawi on May 11, 2018
Matilia's a bit grumpy today, and the sores on her mouth are still bad, so we're having the GPs check her out again to make sure the medication is working. Please be praying she'll feel better! There's a light at the end of the tunnel as she will be having her frame off next week!
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Gloria from Niger on May 11, 2018
Gloria's back to the grind of practicing walking every morning and evening. It's tough work, but important. She's here so much, we may just have to name these walking supports after her!
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Fati from Niger on May 11, 2018
Fati and her grandmother got a visit from Mantou in our spiritual department. Fati is still in a little pain so she wasn't all that interested in talking, but Mantou and Fati's grandmother had a good conversation about why CURE does what we do (aka Jesus). Please be praying that the topics covered take a hold in their lives!
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