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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 17


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Filla from Malawi on Today
Filla says, "I'm feeling pain. It hurts and it hasn't gotten better since I came out of theater. I've just been sleeping today. Please pray that I get better."
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Michael from Kenya on Today
“What are you thinking about?” we asked Michael this morning as he lay in his bed but he wouldn’t really tell us. We tried giving him ideas of what he might be thinking about -- we even suggested he might be thinking about an avocado that we saw in his nightstand drawer. When we couldn’t discover what Michael was thinking about, we told him what we were thinking about… we told him we were thinking about him! As you can tell, Michael is mobile, so that’s something that if you think of it, you can thank God for! We’re hoping that maybe he’ll get to go home before next week!
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Asanti from Uganda on Today
“My prayer is for the baby’s respiratory system to be come better, nothing is impossible with God, and for God to strengthen and encourage the caregiver,” said nurse Harriet. Asanti continues to be in the ICU, today she is under the care of nurse Harriet, “I’m worried of her getting tired - the whole of yesterday she was like this,” said Harriet. Her biggest challenge is her breathing, she is working very hard to breathe. Dr. Agatha and Harriet have been dilating her airways to ease her breathing. Asanti’s condition is not improving and this morning the ICU has lost two patients, this is concerning Harriet she thinks Ramula is giving up hope. Please join Harriet in praying for Asanti and Ramula.
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Wahaba from Uganda on Today
On Tuesday, Wahaba will be discharged from the hospital, and Sunday is happy to finally be able to have a precise date that they will be able to go home. Today Sunday and Wahaba sat outside the ward with their friend Winnie who played with Wahaba and held him. Please remember Wahaba in your prayers that he will continue to recover well!
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Okello from Uganda on Today
Okello’s flu is not gone yet so the date of his surgery is still planned for next week sometime. His mother Zipporah has been attending the devotion sessions and she really likes them! She says that she's learned that God is the only one who can heal all kind of sicknesses, nothing is impossible to Him. We give glory to God for the faith that Zipporah has and we believe that through her faith, God will perform a miracle in her life!
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Matthew from the Philippines on Today
“I’m not in school yet, so I’m going home and play on the internet!” Matthew told us after a successful follow up today. X-Ray Technician Francis, who recently made a trip to the x-ray room himself after a sports injury, managed to prep Matthew for his x-ray one handed! Matthew's healing up great, so he made a quick stop in physical therapy to receive further instructions, and was out the door. He can start putting weight on his leg, when he’s not online of course, and he’ll stop back in next month.
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Habiba from Niger on Yesterday
Habiba took a break from her physical therapy and joined us for an art therapy session where she decorated this frame for a picture of herself! It was a chance for us to sit down with her and explain that we're all made in God's image and He loves us even more than we can imagine!
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Yacouba from Niger on Yesterday
Our man is completely done with his healing process, but since he's still hanging around waiting for his sister to be all healed up, we're going to keep posting photos of him because just look at that beautiful face! We were also able to pass on several of your get well messages to him and his mother today which made their day!
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Gloria from Niger on Yesterday
Gloria has traded her wheelchair in for a walker! Every step puts a little stress on her leg which, in turn, helps it heal stronger. Soon she'll be able to have the cage off and, Lord willing, we can talk about her next leg!
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Balkissa from Niger on Yesterday
Our young friend joined in on a game of "sit down volleyball" today. Since so many of our patients, Balkissa included, have casts and walkers, sitdown volleyball allows everyone to play at the same level! It should be noted that we use a line of walkers instead of a net and balloons instead of a volleyball, but it works just fine.
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Labbani from Niger on Yesterday
Today was craft day and Labbani had more fun decorating his face than he did the project, but we're just happy he had fun!
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Hadiza from Niger on Yesterday
Today we were able to read Hadiza a bunch of your get well messages and this was her face as we were reading them to her! She loved the attention and her mother valued all the kind words and prayers you have all sent. Thank you so much for loving this little soul so well!
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Noel from Malawi on Yesterday
We brought Noel some get-well messages today and got to the bottom of his unhappiness. His mom says, "I'm very thankful they're praying for my son. It is my desire to leave the hospital but we have to be here for now because of his condition. Ever since I came here there has been difficulties communicating with my husband." Noel hasn't talked to his dad since he's been here and that's been discouraging because he misses him! "I feel heavy, and it is also why he is so unhappy," Monica shared.

Funny and Avanell prayed for Monica and Noel after hearing this, but we would love it if you joined us in praying for them too. Pray that Monica and her husband reconcile and have good communication, that Noel and his dad are able to talk soon, and that they would both know the comfort and love of Jesus while here at CURE Malawi.

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Timothy from Malawi on Yesterday
We brought Timothy some get-well messages yesterday! He says, "They should continue praying for me." Someone asked him what he wants to name his rabbit. He says "Joseph." "Why?" "Because he's a boy." We also got some follow up on his niece Miracle! Timothy says, "She came yesterday, she's doing fine. She came with my sister."

Us: "Did she steal your Nsima again?"

Timothy: "No, she was just running up to me and pinching me. But when I try to catch her in the wheelchair, I can't find her."

Poor Timothy! It's hard enough being stuck in bed, and worse yet when a toddler is running up to you and pinching you! We told him to tell us next time she comes in so we can grab a photo of them together. Unfortunately, it sounds like Timothy is going to be in the hospital longer than we thought, since it won't be until NEXT Friday that he has his frame off, at the earliest. When the doctors checked the flap, it was bleeding so they needed to lift it up to check on it which means it reset the time he needs to have it on. Poor kid. Please continue to pray for Timothy (and Evelyn asks for prayer for him too)!

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Evelyn from Malawi on Yesterday
Funny and Avanell brought Evelyn some get-well messages today while she was hanging out with her friends Shamim, Cathbert, and Timothy. She says, "Thank you very much, you should not stop living this way, you should do the same for others. My foot is feeling better."

Avanell: "Who are your friends in the hospital?"

Evelyn: "Timothy and Shamim. We throw the balloon (blown up glove) to each other."

Avanell: "Do you like to bother Timothy?"

Evelyn: "Yes!"

Avanell: "Do you want prayer for your friends in the hospital?"

Evelyn: "No?...."

Cathbert: "We're not going to help you answer that! Answer it!"

Avanell: "Do you think Shamim wants prayer for her leg?"

Evelyn: "Yes, in the same way they are praying for me, they should pray for my friends."

Avanell: "Who should they pray for?"

Evelyn: "Timothy and Shamim."

Avanell: "Anyone else?"

Evelyn: "Cathbert."

Timothy: "Don't be praying for me, you should be praying for yourself!"

Cathbert (fake outrage): "Ahhh. Me. Don't you play with me?"

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Jenita from Malawi on Yesterday
We brought Jenita her get-well messages for the first time today! She was being smiley but very shy, so her Auntie Lucia says, "I'm very happy they are praying for her. May they continue so that Jenita gets well." We asked Jenita if she had any friends in the hospital - she nodded yes but refused to say who. We asked her if Billiam, who was standing behind her was her friend, and she didn't answer but he shook his head no! We'll put on our detective outfit and try to discover who Jenita's mystery friend is for you!
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Chimwemwe from Malawi on Yesterday
Chimwemwe is doing well and was enjoying the sunshine outside while Ruth and the other moms helped sift through some rice to get it clean for lunchtime! We're continuing to cast him, and Dr. Maina says of the current casts, "Whoever did this did a good job!" Shoutout to Physio Diana!
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Nisha from Malawi on Yesterday
"They should continue praying for me that I should be healed. Before I went for surgery I wasn't in pain but now it hurts a bit," Nisha said after hearing her get-well messages this afternoon. We also discovered that Nisha's family is Muslim, so we asked her what they did for Eid, the break-of-fast celebration at the end of Ramadan which was celebrated last Friday. "Palibe. [Nothing]" she said. Miriam, her mom said, "We just eat what we always eat. We had financial problems so we couldn't celebrate this year. Ever since I started coming to the hospital with Nisha I cannot go to work so we need to depend on my husband's salary and don't have the extra from the odd jobs I do."

We asked how she felt since CURE is a Christian hospital. Miriam says, "It's the way the world is, if the hospital is a Christian hospital but everyone's allowed to come, that's good, it's not a reason for me not to come. To the people who are donating, I'm thankful for the help, if they didn't help, Nisha would be disabled forever."

Please continue praying for Nisha and Mirriam as Nisha has treatment here at CURE, and pray that as a Christian hospital we'll be able to show Jesus' love to Nisha and her family!

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Wahaba from Uganda on Yesterday
Wahaba is doing well Sunday told us this morning, and both can not wait to go back home next week. Sunday said that she will forever be grateful to CURE for the work they did to save her child and also to save other children. Thank you for making that possible with your prayers and support!
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Adem from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Thumbs up! Is what Adem showed us while doing his physical exercises. He really does deserve a thumbs up, he has been working very hard and doing his best to improve his walking! He is making great progress each and every day and we are so very proud of him!
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Okello from Uganda on Yesterday
Both Okello and his mother Zipporah are fighting a bad cough and flu. They are being treated for that and therefore Okello's surgery will have to wait until next week. Zipporah said, "I'm very happy because I now have hope that my child will soon be fine." Please pray with us that God will heal Okello completely!
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Asanti from Uganda on Yesterday
Asanti had a few hours extubated yesterday before her condition worsened and her doctors decided to intubate her again. They had concerns of an upper airway obstruction and decided the best course of action was a tracheostomy. They told Ramula the need for Asanti to have a tracheostomy but she refused to sign off on the operation, however during the night she met with a few nurses and agreed to the surgery. Today Dr. Ricky was called in to perform the operation and he was eagerly assisted by Dr. Peter and Dr. Justin. The operation went well and Asanti is now back in the ICU. Ramula is struggling with the amount of time they have spent in the hospital and really wants to get home. This morning and afternoon Immaculate from the Spiritual Center met with Ramula and tried to encourage her. Please be praying for Asanti that she will improve and for strength for her aunt!
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Michael from Kenya on Yesterday
Michael’s healing is happening, one moment at a time. As he lays in bed, his body is working to repair itself from the wounds that had to come in order for Michael’s leg to be fixed. Sometimes things have to get worse in order to become better. For a tiny time, life will be a bit more challenging for Michael as he learns to do life in a cast from both this surgery and the next. But once this tiny time is over, the result will be miraculous -- a boy who can walk without getting tired or feeling so much pain. Our thumbs go up just like Michael’s to THAT great news!
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Takele from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Takele came back for his check-up and he is doing well! But he still needs another surgery on his left foot. He will continue to wear his AFO(Ankle Foot Orthosis) until this next surgery. We will see him in September when he returns for his operation, please keep him in your prayers!
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Hadija from Ethiopia on Yesterday
We found Hadija and Bayu, our limb reconstructor, doing their daily routine! Bayu was turning her frames as usual and making her smile by making different faces, so that she wouldn't think about her leg. We are so thankful for our staff that make extra efforts to bring out our kid's smiles and that Hadija is progressing with her healing!
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