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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 15


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Obert from Zambia on Today
Obert is back with his father! They're back for surgery on his second leg and luckily he is likely to have it tomorrow meaning his healing journey is moving at good rate. His leg which was earlier operated on is doing really well and he is now able to walk on it without the support of walking aids. In the meantime, he spent most the day in the playroom, this time we found him solving a puzzle with Nkandu and Christina who is part of the team from HOPE 587 visiting and working with us for a week. Please pray for the success of his surgery tomorrow!
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Nkandu from Zambia on Today
Nkunda is back and his foot which was operated on earlier is looking good, he is walking on it without support of a walking aid. He was in the playroom solving a puzzle with Obert and Christina who is part of the team from HOPE 587 who are visiting and working with us for a week. Luckily, Nkandu is due for surgery on his other leg and he is likely to have it tomorrow, pray for a successful surgery tomorrow!
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Likezo from Zambia on Today
Likeko is enjoying his time in the hospital, he spent some time in the playroom with other kids today! He likes to be photographed and when he saw us, he started making some funny expressions for the camera! He is supposed to go for the measurements for his prosthetic leg at the University Teaching Hospital were it will be made, let's be praying that this process moves smoothly until he makes his first steps with it!
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Balkissa from Niger on Today
Balkissa got the chance to join in on a bakery lesson today! A visiting volunteer made no-bake coconut cookies with the kids. We're not sure Balkissa completely understood what she was making until they were all done and she got to eat some!
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John from Zambia on Today
Today John was doing much better! He got to to do what he in wanted to do yesterday which was go to the playroom and play with other kids! This morning during the major ward round, Dr Moyo was checking on his foot, please be praying for his continued healing!
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Silvia from Zambia on Today
Today was Silvia's review day! She had her cast removed in order to inspect her wound and she will have another cast tomorrow. We found her in the corridor with her mum so we asked them where were going. Delsphista said, "She was saying that she wants to play with her friends in the playroom, I am taking her there!" Please play for the quick healing of her wound!
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Filla from Malawi on Today
Filla was reading the Bible today when we stopped by to deliver his messages! We asked what he was reading and he told us, "I was reading Genesis 1 - it says, 'God created the heavens and the earth.' I'm reading the Bible so I can be blessed." He's grateful for all your messages and says, "They should continue praying that I get well. I miss my siblings a lot. I'm missing them all, my dad, my two sisters Jamila and Hinda, my brother Havae and Melozi..." His mom added, "Pray that they are all doing well."
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Hajira from Malawi on Today
We brought Hajira some get-well messages while she was waiting to hear what's happening with the MRI machine! She says, "God should give them long life, and they should continue loving me. They should pray that I will get better so I can do what I want to do." We asked some other questions about how she's been and she says, "When I can walk, I'll play ball games and Jingo (a game involving jumping over a rope). I haven't been in school ever since they first casted my legs (Nov 2017) until now. I have four siblings, I miss Sharifa, my oldest sister who is in Form 4 (15 or 16 years)."
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Hajira from Malawi on Yesterday
Hajira's back for another checkup on her spine at Queens Hospital and possibly that MRI we mentioned. Hajira says, "I'm much better than before, now I can walk. I'm even able to walk without the walker sometimes. My back is good too. We went to 500 miles the week before last to get my AFOs. Now they want to book me at another hospital to check my back." "What do your friends and family think of your feet?" "They are happy my feet are straight. My friends who used to laugh at me are at school, since I haven't gone back yet I don't know what they'll say. I'm excited to go back to school, I think they will be surprised!" Please pray that Hajira's appointment at Queens Hospital goes well! We just heard that the only MRI machine in Malawi broke on Friday so things are up in the air. Please pray, as all the hospitals in the country rely on this one MRI machine, including CURE Malawi when we have our occasional patients with spine-related issues like Hajira!
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Likezo from Zambia on Yesterday
He is back and he has showered us with his lovely smile! We were happy to see Likezo and he was equally happy to see us. He is back for his follow up appointment and is likely to be seeing the doctor tomorrow and that's when we will know what will be next for him! Thanks for your support and prayers for Likezo!
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John from Zambia on Yesterday
John had a dressing change today! This has left him confined in bed with his legs elevated and he seems not to like it because it is preventing him from going to play with his friends in the playroom! He's active boy, please pray for patience and that he'll be able to join his friends tomorrow!
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Silvia from Zambia on Yesterday
Silivia stood against our newly painted wall in the ward! Yellow is the new color for the children's ward and very soon an artist will come to draw some Bible scenes on the walls to be reminding the kids about the Bible stories they hear each day! The larger potion of the ward has been painted already and all these creative efforts are meant to make our CUREkids feel loved and cared for!
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Filla from Malawi on Yesterday
Filla just got out of the operating room! The doctors just went in quick to take out a wire that was shifting into the wrong position. He says, "I feel a LOT better! It was hurting before." He still has a while to go before we can take the entire frames off but in the meantime, we're happy he's feeling better!
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Gadissa from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Gadissa is walking well and he is doing great! "Every time I see him I feel he is reborn. I'm so happy and grateful that he has a straight foot now!" Sufiyan, Gadissa's father told us. We will see Gadissa in a year for another check-up!
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John from Zambia on 2 days ago
John was playing with Benson who followed him to his bed! He really enjoyed playing with the balloons and he will be going for a dressing change tomorrow in the operating room, please continue praying for him!
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Kennedy from Malawi on 2 days ago
Kennedy and his mom have headed home today! Dr. James was confident that his mother was doing the turns and cleaning correctly and they only have a couple days of turns, so he told her she could take him home. We caught a photo of him with his giant grin doing some physiotherapy with Diana, but he disappeared before we could say goodbye! He'll be back next week though for a checkup since he lives nearby. Please be praying for him.
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Balkissa from Niger on 2 days ago
Balkissa is doing well. She's slowly, but surely healing up and she won't let anything dampen that beautiful smile!
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Gloria from Niger on 2 days ago
Gloria is still walking around, strengthening her leg. Thankfully she got to this point in time for a fashion show we hosted here at CURE Niger! Gloria got to model a dress made by a friend's mom in America that was shipped over here just for her!
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Aldrin from the Philippines on 3 days ago
Just when you thought Aldrin’s smile couldn’t get any bigger, he surprises us again! Visiting physiotherapist Shelby fitted him with a new pair of high tech braces today, and it’s a whole new world. These give more support, but allow him to bend his knees. Right now, they’re adjusted so he can only bend them slightly, but as he gains strength, he will be allowed more flexibility. Claire got the tutorial on how they work, in case they need to be adjusted before he returns next month. Big day in Aldrin’s world!
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Silvia from Zambia on Jul 13, 2018
Silvia and Charity are spending a lot more time together! Their friendship is getting stronger by the day. Our girl will be having a follow up appointment next week please continue praying for her!
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John from Zambia on Jul 13, 2018
These two boys have so much in common! First, they have the same first name John, and second, they have similar conditions except for the other John is just on one leg. Their beds in the wards are close by and they are new buddies! During our morning devotion in chapel, pastor Harold preached on contentment and he quoted from the book of Philippians. It's amazing how kids come together to play with each other and have a good time despite having physical restrictions they have due to the casts but they find ways to play together and have fun anyway. Our takeaway was that they are content with their current physical condition and the play continues!
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Timothy from Malawi on Jul 13, 2018
Timothy's back for more physiotherapy! He wasn't feeling too well after it, but his mom says, "At least it's better than the last time we came, he walked a bit today." His poor mom Gertrude has been carrying him all over and right after this picture said, "I'm already tired. It has been a long time since I carried him on my back, last time he was very small. Now I have to carry him and he's big!" Also, Miracle and his grandfather both have malaria, they're on the medication and getting better but you can be praying for them! We asked Timothy if Miracle was bothering him before she got ill, but apparently she feels sorry for him and is afraid of hurting him because of his bandages so has laid off with the pinching! We'll be seeing Timothy twice a week for physiotherapy so we'll get to hear what fresh mischief Timothy and Miracle are up to regularly, stay tuned.
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Filla from Malawi on Jul 13, 2018
So thankful for Bessie and the rest of our physiotherapist team who keeps an eye on the kids frames and makes sure they're turned every day! We asked Filla if he's made any new friends since we chatted Wednesday and your prayers have been answered! He's friends with Chindikani and Kennedy, who's name he forgot! It's amazing how many of the kids play together every single day and yet don't know their friend's name! Filla says, "We've been playing bao (a mancala game) together and also going to the playroom together."
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Kennedy from Malawi on Jul 13, 2018
Unfortunately, Kennedy's x-ray shows that we still need to do some fine-tuning on his frame to get the bone correctly aligned straight. His mom is doing a great job practicing keeping his frame clean for when they are able to go home though!
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John from Zambia on Jul 12, 2018
The bonds of friendship are getting stronger! During the course of his stay with us, not only is John getting his physical and emotional healing but his friend list is also going up! John has made some fun friends, we found him playing with Silvia, Charity and Emmanuel outside the ward today!
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