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Fethia from Ethiopia on Today
Fethia is doing great! Her leg is healing well and showing good progress and now she will practice walking with her clam-shell brace. The clam-shell brace will support her tibia and we will see her progress in a month when she returns for another checkup!
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Hajira from Malawi on Today
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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Jayden from Kenya on Today
“I got you!” Jayden exclaimed as we sat chatting with his mom. Jayden was having a ball taking photos of us from his spot in bed. When we showed Jayden a photo of him and his mom that we took, he said, “Wewe na mimi!” which means you and me, and he might have even giggled. This boy has energy! His mom shared with us that he does not like going to theatre. Tomorrow he has to go back for a dressing change. Please pray God gives him the courage to go to theatre calmly. Please also pray that the wound hiding under all those bandages is healing as swiftly as possible!
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Adama from Niger on Today
It is amazing how far Adama has come in just a few days! His lip still has plenty of healing to do, but a few simple stitches change everything!
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Nathan from Uganda on Yesterday
“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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Vivian from Kenya on Yesterday
Vivian was scheduled to come today, and it wasn’t until the afternoon that Vivian and her mama arrived at CURE because they live far away. It took a bit of hiding behind her mom before Vivian warmed up to us, but we became friends again. Vivian got to video chat with CURE Storyteller Christopher in Uganda. Chris and Vivian are friends from Chris’ visit to CURE Kenya earlier this year. Vivian’s mom kept telling her to ask Chris: “How are you?” So Vivian kept asking. Vivian also wrote some numbers for the doctor with the hand she had surgery on! Our girl is making progress, and the doctor is even hoping for her to have another surgery on the same hand. Please pray that this can happen soon AND be effective!
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Collins from Kenya on Yesterday
Our guy came and picked up his orthotic today! He’s full of smiles, and he was very brave as Henry, the ortho tech, took off his cast. Henry was joking about how he wanted to change his last name to something similar to Collins, and we’re thankful he kept things light for Collins and his mama. Because Collins foot didn’t correct as well as the doctors would have liked, hopefully the orthotic will help with the correction. Please pray this is so! We’re hoping to catch Collins again at a mobile clinic in February!
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Khuzeyma from Kenya on Yesterday
Smiley and joyful as always, Mwaniki came to CURE today for review. There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing you have people who love you and will always be there for you and Mwaniki knows that his family does. This handsome young man is doing well, and his healing process is going the right way, thank you for your part in making this happen!
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Stephen from Kenya on Yesterday
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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John from Kenya on Yesterday
Friends, John came over for review. He needs to go to theatre because some of his pins went in far too deep, thus removing them without anesthesia would cause him a lot of pain. John, like every other boy would be, was so curious about the pins. He could see one but the whole time he kept wondering how it got there. He asked his mum very interesting questions which was very cute to listen to. Please pray with us that he has a good procedure and that he won’t be in so much pain afterwards.
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Adama from Niger on Yesterday
Adama is out of surgery and doing great! Here you can see Dr Issa, our surgeon, stitch up his lip while Dr Diane, our anesthesiologist, offers up a little prayer in the background!
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Jayden from Kenya on Yesterday
As we talked to Jayden’s mom this morning, we talked about how Jayden had been in pain yesterday, but that he was better today. We talked about yesterday’s holiday too - Kenyan Independence Day. And we talked about a birthday party we’d hosted yesterday. “He is old enough now.” She was talking about how he knows that cake is for birthdays. He just celebrated number five in October, so he’ll have to wait a little bit for the next birthday, but we hope he gets to eat some cake before then!
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Hajira from Malawi on 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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Adem from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Adem was resting in bed and ready to go in and have his bilateral cast change this morning!
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Tariku from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
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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Luka from Malawi on 3 days ago
Luka, Edson, Enifa and Granny all came in today to see the physiotherapists! We caught a photo of them walking out of the hospital and Luka was super into his mandasi (donut)! Ndapile says there's a lot of improvement for his hand, so it looks like your prayers are helping and he's doing the exercises at home! Dr. Linda will see him again in February.
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Adama from Niger on 3 days ago
Adama has been checked in to the ward and is waiting for his surgery! He's a nervous little lad, but we're excited to start this journey with him!
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Souraya from Niger on 3 days ago
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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Hajira from Malawi on 3 days ago
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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Souraya from Niger on 3 days ago
Souraya got herself discharged to the guest house today where she'll, once again, be hanging out as she goes through her bandage changing and wound cleaning regimen. Before she got discharged though, our spiritual staff spent some time with her grandmother, Fatima, just loving on her a little bit and praying for the pair of them!
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Jayden from Kenya on 3 days ago
We were teasing Jayden about this photo and telling him he was like an upside down bat! This little boy has a fabulous giggle. He’s lively and a bit shy, but he’s already warming up, and we’re hoping he’ll be our best friend by the end of the week! We’re thankful that his surgery is today and that he’s getting closer to completing his road to healing. Please pray for our little batman friend as he’s on this healing road!
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Souraya from Niger on Dec 08, 2017
Souraya's surgery went off without a hitch! The doctors were, once again, working on her right hand separating all her fingers completely. This should be the last major surgery she'll need on this hand!
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Innocent from Malawi on Dec 08, 2017
Innocent and his friend Margret are enjoying one last game of bao before they head home over the weekend. We're so happy Innocent finally gets to go back home! He'll have regular check-ups at the local hospital, and then we'll see him again on February 5th at the clinic in Lilongwe.
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Nisha from Malawi on Dec 08, 2017
Nisha came in for her wound inspection today and was in a lot of pain, so out of respect we didn't take her photo. Instead, here's a photo from the day she left when she was smiling. Her wound looks fine. It was just that the gauze had stuck a bit to the wounds, so it was painfully coming off. Please pray for her! We'll see her again next Friday.
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