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Patsani from Malawi on Today
Patsani is recovering well today. She was up and smiling this morning and can walk and everything! She'll be going home later this afternoon, please be praying for safe travels for her and her mom! We'll see her again on October 25th at her local clinic.
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Dersolegn from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Dersolegn had a procedure on his left foot and is recovering well! He went home over the weekend and was in good spirits when he left. We're looking forward to seeing him again soon for follow-up and updating you on his progress!
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Loveness from Zambia on Yesterday
Loveness is having a happy and smiling kind of day! We love seeing her continued joy through this process and are inspired by it. Please be praying for her complete healing!
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Tresford from Zambia on Yesterday
Tresford has been waiting all day to go to the playroom. Here, he sits on the floor, anxiously waiting a few minutes before the playroom is open. Waiting is hard! Also, we think Tresford is just secretly showing off his ability to do the splits.
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Patsani from Malawi on Yesterday
Patsani had her operation this afternoon! Unfortunately we missed it, but we talked to the doctor and it went really well. It was a minor operation, putting an 8-plate into one side of the growth plate in her knee so that it grows straight rather than bending out again, keeping her blounts from reoccurring. We're thankful for your prayers and support for Patsani and playing an important part in her healing journey!
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Calvine from Malawi on Yesterday
Calvine's in for another checkup! He doesn't look very happy in this picture, but he cheered up when he got to play with the toys in physio! His granny says he's doing well, especially the hand with the splint. The next time he comes he'll probably have a release for the contracted little finger. She's so happy with this news and his progress! It's been a full year of multiple procedures for Calvine and we'll see him again September 25th for another one. Thank you for playing a big role in prayers and support for Calvine's healing!
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Lufina from Malawi on Yesterday
Lufina's back for a checkup and a day of physiotherapy. She's already back to entertaining us and playing with her friend Faith, who has been here at the hospital since she came in June! She'll go home early tomorrow morning and since she's all set with operations, we probably won't see her again except for yearly checkups at her local clinic! Please be praying for her and her family as she goes back to school next month and as she continues to grow. Her mom is so happy, no complications and no complaints! Thank you for being a part of what God has done in Lufina's life!
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Hadiza from Niger on Yesterday
We had a visitor today who brought some handmade dresses and purses all the way from Florida. Hadiza got one and loved it! While little things like this and get well messages don't seem like much, they are! These kids have gone their whole lives being shunned and told they are worthless that these little acts of love are a huge deal!
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Gloria from Niger on Yesterday
The doctors have been encouraging Gloria that she needs to be walking on her leg more in order to strengthen it before the cast comes off. As a result, Gloria is spending a little time each day in our physical therapy office practicing walking (with a little assistance). It's hard and tiring, but she's doing great and your encouragement helps!
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Rabiatou from Niger on Yesterday
We had some visitors today who gifted Rabi a new shirt which she loves. It's little treats like the visit that help break up the mundane day-to-day of the healing process!
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Gambo from Niger on Yesterday
Gambo didn't want to wait for his physical therapy today. He just stood at the door watching everyone else and asking when it was his turn!
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Yohane from Malawi on 2 days ago
Yohane was playing in physiotherapy! He's going home today and we're going to miss him, but he'll be back August 28th, and will probably be readmitted in the future for more operations for his hand!
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Patsani from Malawi on 2 days ago
Patsani is back and has been readmitted! She's having an operation tomorrow - there's conflicting reports as to what, so we'll ask the doctor tomorrow for clarification. Whatever it is, it looks relatively minor, but still please be praying for her!
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Kalulu from Uganda on 2 days ago
"I had missed school and my friends so much, but I am resuming next year. I can't wait to study and build a house," said Isma. He is doing well, he has lots of energy and made progress medically. Isma came back to the hospital for a scheduled follow up and although he is healthy, the doctors are running a precautionary urine analysis. “I am strong in faith,” said Luwemba. His sister Faima continues to visit each Sunday to lead the family church. Luwemba's prayer request is,”to get a job to take care of this family.” Please be praying for Isma to continue to improve and for his father to find work.
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Lucy from Malawi on 2 days ago
Lucy came in for a checkup! She says she's doing well and there's almost no more pain when she walks - we checked the doctors notes and they just say to continue using crutches for now. Thank you for your prayers and support in Lucy's healing and kids like her!
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Natasha from Kenya on 2 days ago
Natasha does not need casting anymore! It's now time to wear braces and move on to the next step of her healing process. She had her braces fit and we are hopeful that she will benefit from them. We are supposed to see Natasha again in three weeks, but her mum has a very crucial commitment for that day so we will see them after four weeks. Natasha and her mum are doing very well and we even joked about Natasha being a local tourist because she doesn't like it when her mum is seated. She wants her to always be on the move and when she is not, she cries her lungs out!
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Gadissa from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Gadissa loves playing with the other children in the ward! Today was Ayalnesh's turn to wheel around with him!
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Fethia from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
Fethia came in for her checkup, and she is ready to have another operation on her right leg. We will see her at the beginning of September for an admission, please keep her in your prayers!
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Loveness from Zambia on 2 days ago
CUREkids Zambia Storyteller: Hey Loveness! How are you feeling today? Can I take your picture? Loveness: I'm feeling good! Sure you can, but I'm not smiling today. CUREkids Zambia Storyteller: Oh yeah? Why not? Are you ok? Loveness, two seconds later: Pwahahaha, just kidding! We are always glad to see our kids being silly! It lightens up the mood in the ward! Please be praying that Loveness has a good week ahead!
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Tresford from Zambia on 2 days ago
Morning cuddles for Tresford and his mom! Tresford had a good weekend and he's very likely going to theater this week. Here, we found his mom giving him some type of look and that made us wonder what he was saying! Silly little guy! Please be praying that Tresford is all prepped and ready, emotionally and mentally, to go to theater this week.
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Abdul Aziz from Niger on Aug 11, 2017
Abdul came back for his follow up appointment today. He missed his scheduled appointment because he was sick last week, but he is here now! We've made an appointment for him to get a pair of compensating shoes to help continue the healing, but he says he won't wear them. Our doctor explained to him their importance and we're going to follow up with him at his next appointment. Please pray that he follows the doctors instructions so that his healing will be smooth!
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Ahmed from Niger on Aug 11, 2017
It's been another week full of physical therapy and Bible stories for Ahmed! He's managed to download Tuareg, Hausa, and French versions of the Bible on his little tablet! He's also practicing reading in English so we wouldn't be surprised if one of those follows as well!
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Tresford from Zambia on Aug 11, 2017
Tresford was super fussy this morning. He was scheduled to go to surgery but it was cancelled until sometime next week. The doctors have have decided that Tresford will get one more casting to see if it better prepares him for surgery next week. Please be praying that he is well prepared for his surgery next week and that he can also have a good weekend!
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Yohane from Malawi on Aug 11, 2017
We finally got a big smile out of Yohane - he was in a good mood this morning and we saw that Lucy passed down her smile to her grandson! His hand looked good for his last wound inspection and he'll be having another wound inspection on Monday and hopefully going home until his next operation.
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Precious from the Philippines on Aug 11, 2017
It's always sweet to be reunited with old friends! Precious took our "orders" and "washed" dishes while waiting for clinic. Although Precious is walking better, there's still some stiffness in her legs that needs to be constantly stretched so she can reach her goal of being able to walk straight and upright. Now, there might be a chance that she'll have surgery again because of the constant tightness in her lower limbs, but we don't expect that procedure to happen for about five years from now. But despite her unsteady gait, she's still unstoppable and shows us that she can be all over the place! https://youtu.be/a7QbXmOw6sY

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