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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 21


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Vivian from Kenya on Today
Look! Thanks to a dressing change and probably less swelling, Vivian is now free and mobile! And she made the most of it today. She spent time in the playroom, enjoying herself and her friends. And guess what everyone? Vivian gives kisses! This girl is just so adorable and loving. Her mama is doing such a great job with her!
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Chebo from Zambia on Today
"Whenever I look at Chebo now, I see how awesome God is," said one of Chebo's caregivers, "when we first approached his parents and asked them if we could bring him here for surgery, they were adamant. They thought it would just make things worse and confine him to a wheelchair because according to them, he was beyond any form of 'repair' and they had accepted it. But he was confident that things would work, and now, a year later, he is able to look at his feet and praise God. These are the same feet that he was ashamed of and now, they are the same feet that take him to school. He is in his 5th grade. Take a look at how the only evidence of clubfoot is the scars the operations left. This is truly a miracle!"
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Bulko from Ethiopia on Today
Bulko is doing great! Her leg is healing well and we will see her again in a month for another checkup!
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Souraya from Niger on Today
Souraya is enjoying her time back with us and even joined us in our morning chapel service today!
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Felia from Malawi on Today
Felia was discharged this morning! Apparently they gave her the injection as a test to see if it would help, and if it works, she might have another more permanent muscle release of some kind in the future. Please be praying for her, she'll be back June 19th!
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Alinafe from Malawi on Today
Yesterday evening we heard lots of giggling right outside our office so we went out to check who it was! Turns out it was Praise and Alinafe! Both of these cuties went early this morning with the doctors to get AFOs to keep their feet in place. Please be praying for them!
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Stephen from Kenya on Today
We're not sure where our Stephen was when we were at clinic last week, but we're hoping it was somewhere GREAT! Please be praying all is well and that we'll hopefully see him on July 12th.
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Lester from the Philippines on Yesterday
“I’m macho!” Lester told us this morning in the playroom, clearly surgery yesterday hasn’t slowed him down! He’s been in the playroom most of the day with his ward mates having their own NBA playoff session on the Playstation!
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Hannah from the Philippines on Yesterday
We got reports from the nursing staff that poor Hannah had a rough night, but she managed to find some sleep today. But, that little pouty face tells us that she’s still not too comfortable, please keep praying for pain relief!
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Almaz from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Almaz went home over the weekend and she will be back in a couple of weeks for a checkup! Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to us!
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Felia from Malawi on Yesterday
Felia went in and had her quick alcohol injection to release the tension in her leg and is already back out and fast asleep napping. We assume that means it went well and she's not in pain - or that the nurses gave her some good painkillers. Please be praying for her as she'll probably be back to doing physiotherapy soon!
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Ahmed from Niger on Yesterday
Ahmed is proud that he figured out how to download a French and a Hausa version of the Bible onto his tablet! He also got the rest of his bandages off today!
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Marie from Niger on Yesterday
Marie is staying in our long term patient guest house as she goes through all the tests. While she's here, she's hanging out with our other patients and this morning, she joined us for chapel!
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Nafiou from Niger on Yesterday
Nafiou is always trying to find a comfortable napping position while he waits for his early morning bandage change. We're not sure he found it with this attempt!
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Vivian from Kenya on Yesterday
Oh, our poor restless girl! Vivian may have to keep her arm elevated for most of the time due to swelling, but this does not stop her from being a mover and a shaker! It sounds like tomorrow she’ll go for a dressing change and then hopefully she’ll leave soon after so she can get back to moving and shaking even more. https://youtu.be/FtDN3x_0wZk
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Lester from the Philippines on Yesterday
“The good news is, he’s healed really well!” was Dr. Tim’s assessment after removing Lester’s hardware which came out remarkably easy. Not much else to report, we’re happy to give an uneventful update. Lester was still excited coming into the operating room this afternoon, and hopefully it’ll be his last trip for a while!
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Hannah from the Philippines on Yesterday
“You’re an expert now!” we joked with Marilyn as Hannah woke up less than happy after surgery. She’s been there before with Daniel, and while she did everything she could to calm Hannah, at the same time, she didn’t seem too phased by the drama. We know she’ll stick close to Hannah’s side, making sure all of her needs are met now that she’s done with surgery!
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Indatou from Niger on 2 days ago
Indatou has made it through all of her wound cleanings and she gets to go home today! She'll be back next month for an appointment with our physical therapist who will hook her up with some exercises that will help her get her new lips working properly!
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Souraya from Niger on 2 days ago
Souraya is back with us! She's got her follow up appointment later this week, but came early because that's when she could get a lift! She'll be staying in the guest house and hanging out with us until then!
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Gloria from Niger on 2 days ago
Gloria still has a few more weeks until her first post-surgery check up so she's been biding the time in our guest house. Overall, she's been doing well, but she got a bit sick over the weekend. Luckily, she's living at a hospital, so here you can see her consulting with one of our doctors. We got her the meds she needs and soon she'll be righter than rain!
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Youmali from Niger on 2 days ago
So after getting his cast last week, Youmali's mom finally worked out their transportation home and he snuck out over the weekend! We should be seeing him again for another follow up at the end of June!
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Vivian from Kenya on 2 days ago
Vivian’s arm had to be elevated because it had started to swell, which meant that she had to stay in bed for the day. This didn't go so well with her. “She keeps telling me that she needs to get this thing removed from her hand so she can go out and play,” her mother told us. But even confined in her bed, she was still a lot of fun to hang out with. She made faces at the camera and sang some more entertaining songs for us. Let’s continue praying that soon the swelling on this lovely girl's hand will be gone.
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Alinafe from Malawi on 2 days ago
Alinafe is back for a checkup with the doctors! She is doing well and will be going to Lilongwe on Wednesday early morning to have a AFO (ankle foot orthotic) made, as well as potentially a shoe raise since her leg is a bit short. Please be praying for her and her mom as they travel!
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Felia from Malawi on 2 days ago
We spotted Felia in clinic for a checkup with the doctors - and she's been readmitted! She's going to have another alcohol injection to relieve the tension in her leg caused by the cerebral palsy. Please be praying for her as she goes into the operating room today - it's a very short operation, but she still needs to go under anesthesia!
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Kalulu from Uganda on 2 days ago
On Saturday, Kalulu was discharged home! We will see him again in about a month when he returns to the hospital for a check up. In the meantime, he will have his stitches removed on Thursday. Please remember Kalulu in your prayers, that he will recover well.

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