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Souraya from Niger on Today
Souraya not only had another bandage change today but also had a little physical therapy! In between appointments, we were able to grab her and read her a bunch of your get well messages! Thank you so much for loving this little one and she says she feels famous with people from all over the world praying for her.
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Kume from Ethiopia on Today
Kume is doing great! Today she went to the operation room for a cast change and her hand is showing a great progress! Healing up isn't always fun, but she's got a great attitude about it!
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Zahara from Ethiopia on Today
Look at little Zahara making faces to the camera! She told us she had a restful weekend and she is ready for more frame cleanings and adjustments in order to make sure her leg keeps on healing. Please keep on praying for her this sweet child!
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Eshetu from Ethiopia on 3 days ago
A fun day out! We found Eshetu outside drawing and playing volleyball with his new friends. He is keeping up with his daily frame cleanings and turnings and doing amazingly well!
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Kembon from Ethiopia on 3 days ago
Today Kembon was outside enjoying the beautiful day and playing with all her new hospital friends! They started the fun by drawing on the walls with chalk and continued by playing with their elephant masks. She is doing wonderful and enjoying her stay in the ward!
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Zahara from Ethiopia on 3 days ago
Learning time! One of our counselors Nahom was teaching little Zahara the alphabet and she has been doing a good job learning! She is doing great and continuing her healing!
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Beimnet from Ethiopia on 3 days ago
Beimnet has come back for her check-up and she is doing great! She has been continuing her frame care from home for the past couple weeks and she is doing a good job. She met with our physical therapist and learned a couple exercises to help her move her knee. She will continue these at home and we will check in with her next week when she returns for her check-up!
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Kume from Ethiopia on 3 days ago
Today we found Kume on her wheelchair wheeling around the ward and enjoying the beautiful sunshine! Being in the wheelchair allows her to keep her newly splinted hand resting on a pillow which is just what the doctor ordered!
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Nicholas from Kenya on Nov 07, 2019
These two friends, Fabrigas and Nicholas, were lucky enough to end up in neighboring beds after their surgery and we wonder if they worked out a deal with the nurses so they could be closer to each other. Fabrigas didn’t have much to say about his experience in the OR, but Nicholas said it was ‘big.’ Regardless of how it all went, we’re glad it’s over for the both of them and that now they can hang out and heal! We’re hoping they’ll both go home over the weekend.
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Nicholas from Kenya on Nov 07, 2019
As Nicholas waited for his surgery yesterday, he actually sat up for a second, peeking over the sheet placed between him and his legs, curious about the happenings on the other side of the sheet. Because he’d been given spinal anesthesia, he wasn’t sleeping. He was awake asking questions and sharing his smile quite freely with us! Eventually Nicholas will need surgery on both legs, but for now the doctors just operated on his left leg which needed it the most. Pray for Nicholas as he heals!
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Kume from Ethiopia on Nov 06, 2019
Kume is back here at CURE Ethiopia! As planned, she will go to the operation room to have a splint put on and some reorientation of her wrist, all while she is asleep so she won't feel a thing. The procedure will help to increase her hand movement. Please keep this sweet child in your prayers!
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Emebet from Ethiopia on Nov 06, 2019
Emebet got her clamshell brace today! She will continue her walking practice with it for the coming two months and we will see her progress when she returns for her check-up! Keep this young girl in your prayers!
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Amognesh from Ethiopia on Nov 06, 2019
Amognesh came back for another check-up today and she is doing fantastic! Dr.Mesfin told her she doesn't need to wear her brace anymore and she can walk without any support. We will see her again in six months when she returns for another check-up!
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Aliya from Ethiopia on Nov 06, 2019
Look at Aliya's legs all straight! She came back for her check-up today. She is doing wonderful and walking well too. Since everything looks great, she no longer needs the plate we had installed in her right leg so she will have that removed in the near future!
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Nicholas from Kenya on Nov 06, 2019
Nicholas’ smiles come pretty easily now! He was spending time with his friend Fabrigas this morning as they both waited for their surgeries. We’re so grateful they have each other and we’re looking forward to hearing stories about what they thought of their OR experience. Was it overwhelming? Scary? Exciting? We’ll tell you more soon!
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Likezo from Zambia on Nov 04, 2019
Likezo has come back for his follow up and readjusting of his prosthetic leg! We showed him his before and after photo we hung on the wall in our reception area and his reaction after he saw it was priceless. We are happy that Likezo is able to walk and now goes to school! His mother Gloria tells us that he is doing well in school, which very exciting. We sincerely thank you for helping bring healing to Likezo!
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Eshetu from Ethiopia on Nov 04, 2019
"Sometimes it's a little painful, sometimes it's not". says Eshetu smiling. He finished today's frame turning with this beautiful smile. We're so impressed with his strength!
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Nicholas from Kenya on Nov 04, 2019
Nicholas is a shy boy but not all the time. He is mostly shy when you are new to him but once he is used to you, he becomes relaxed and it is easier to have a conversation with him. When we met him this morning, he was pretty shy but a few minutes and questions about what he wants to be after school later, he was able to give us a smile. Our new friend is in seventh grade and we challenged him to think about what he wants to be when he is done with school. Hopefully he’ll be able to tell us tomorrow!
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Hillary from Kenya on Nov 04, 2019
This little guy was very serious when he came to our mobile clinic near his home. He had had a tiny fight with his grandma over his cast being very messed up because he played a lot in it. When we met him, he was walking to the cast application point on mobile clinic and he wasn't very pleased at the thought of wearing such a heavy thing on his leg for another 6 weeks. The cast technician told Hillary to take care of his cast this time to avoid needing another one afterwards. Hilary also had measurements taken for a brace he'll have to wear once his cast comes off for good. We're going to work on making it and hopefully be able to give it to him next time we see him!
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Souraya from Niger on Nov 01, 2019
Souraya came back last week and had another surgery on her left hand! The doctors were able to release some more of the skin that was burned and was pulling her hand into a contorted position. She also had a skin graft to help cover up the operation site and she is currently now coming here for regular bandage changes! She snuck into our office today and tried to hide behind our door. The problem is, she's too giggly to hide very well! Please continue to pray for this cheery little one as she heals up from yet another surgery!
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Gloria from Niger on Nov 01, 2019
And with that, Gloria has gone! She's on her way back to Sierra Leone where she's going to spend some much needed quality time with her family and, in a little bit, she'll fly over to CURE Ethiopia to finish her treatment there! It's sad to see her go, but we know this is the best way for her to finish her treatment and we're excited to follow her updates as she continues her treatment there. Please continue to pray for Gloria as she gets ready to take this next BIG step.
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Diso from Ethiopia on Nov 01, 2019
Diso is doing great and has been admitted back to our ward to get ready for her next clubfoot surgery! Her surgery is going to be on her left foot this time. Please keep this young woman in your prayers as she prepares!
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Kembon from Ethiopia on Oct 31, 2019
Little Kembon is doing well and continuing her healing in the ward. Today we found her in the playroom next to her friend Asmera playing and enjoying her day. As usual she has her frame cleaning and turning in the morning and spent the rest of the day playing with her friends!
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Emebet from Ethiopia on Oct 31, 2019
“I went back to school a few weeks back! When I quit school a couple of years ago, I was in the fifth grade and I left in the middle of the school year so I have to learn in the fifth grade again” Emebet told us. She is doing wonderful and her leg is healing and showing progress too! Today after her cast removal, she was measured for a clamshell brace, the brace will support her leg while she practices walking! We will see her next week when she returns for her clamshell fitting!
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Doris from Malawi on Oct 30, 2019
Doris's operation went way better than planned! The doctors saw that her legs were healing and she ended up having most of her rods and plating removed instead of more being put in. The doctors did exchanged some of the plating, but those will most likely stay in long-term. She came out of the operating room with a smile. Her grandmother told us, "It has been one year since Doris started this treatment, and now we must praise God because we can see the change and she is free!" We are so happy Doris is healing so well, and ask that you join us in praying for her continued smooth recovery as she adjusts to her new straight legs!
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