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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 28


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Just NowMahamadou from Niger

Mahamadou left this morning! He will be back soon in order to have his casts taken off, so please keep praying for his full recovery!

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Just NowAmine from Niger

Today, Amine went in the art therapy room with Julie! He painted his name! Look at this awesome masterpiece!

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Just NowRuth from Malawi

Look who's back! Ruth has just had the top part of her frame removed, and is recovering nicely in bed. Seeing her walking around earlier today, we were pretty impressed with how fast she was getting around! Although she's still having trouble bending that knee. We've left the bottom part of the frame on so there is less risk of breaking her thigh bone while we try to encourage her to get it moving more. Keep praying for Ruth, we'll update you again tomorrow and let you know how she's doing.

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Just NowMakina from Malawi

Makina's doing so well we've let him go home! He left this morning before we could get a photo, but not to worry because we'll be seeing him again in August to remove the cast from his leg. We're looking forward to seeing TWO straight legs this time! We'll update you then!

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TodayKenneth from Malawi

Kenneth's dad came to visit! Don't be fooled by those stoic faces, we're pretty sure they actually were happy to see each other. It's all serious business for the photo though!

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TodayRashid from Malawi

Rashid's just come out of theater, where our surgeons got stuck in and straightened up that foot! Rashid was pretty scared going in, but we did our best to comfort him. Surgery went well, and he's now out in the ward recovering. Please continue to pray for him!

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TodayAlma from Philippines

Well, we got to see a cool God thing today! Alma had surgery on her hips, the first of three expected surgeries. The likelihood that she would be leaving the operating room in a heavy spica cast was high, which we always dread. Long story short, our surgeons were able to get her hips moving with no trouble, and that meant no cast on her hips at all! Then, they were able to loosen the tendons near her ankles enough to manipulate and cast them into a position that will hopefully eliminate, or at least drastically reduce the intensity of that surgery! So, two awesome surprises! While we have a remarkable medical staff, God still shows up and does things that keep us humble and amazed!

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TodayFrederic from Philippines

Frederic and Federico are here at CURE, and Frederic is so excited for surgery tomorrow! Federico admits he’s a bit nervous, but is confident that the “work will be perfect.” We had an opportunity to talk with both of them for quite a while today, both father and son are very friendly, and welcomed the opportunity for us to pray with them. We’re looking forward to spending the next several days with them, getting to know them better.

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TodayJohn from Kenya

John was finally able to head home over the weekend as siblings, Joseph and Esther, were discharged. We will see John in a few weeks to follow up on his cough and check in on Joseph and Esther as well. It is so good to God working through this family and we are praying that John will get his surgery soon!

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TodayNoah from Uganda

Today a scan was done, and we found out that Noah has a brain stem tumor, one of the most dangerous. Dr. Thomson, one of our doctors, took time to explain to Jane the type of tumor but said that since Noah also has 2º hydrocephalus, he will first have surgery for hydrocephalus to relieve the pressure on the brain, as they make a plan for the tumor. Noah was visited by his older brother and sister, William and Aba, which was such an encouragement, and please pray that Christ’s healing hand will be upon Noah.

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TodayBadru from Uganda

Badru had a high fever in the night, but the nurses gave him some medicine, and thankfully that did the trick to get the fevers down. The doctors explained the results from the CT scan to Hajara, and she was told Badru has a tumor, and they are now making a plan for his surgery. Hajara said she will spend most of the day taking care of him, so please keep those prayers coming!

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TodayKevin from Uganda

Kevin arrived at CURE last evening, because they were unable to see the pediatrician at the hospital that she was referred to. So we have referred to a pediatric surgeon at the National Referral Hospital, and Kevin has a rare tumor called a teratoma. We'll keep in touch with Beatrice and let you know what happens at that hospital.

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TodaySalé from Niger

Sale is going back home today! We are so impressed by the results of his surgery, and it looks like he never even had cleft lip before! We've loved having this guy around and are praying for safe travels!

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TodayZina from Niger

Zina got a new cast and needs to stay a bit longer with us, but she's doing so fine and says she enjoys being here! What a bright spot she is!

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TodayMahamadou from Niger

Mahamadou got new casts! He’s still with us for a few weeks, and we're not complaining, because it’s so nice to have him around!

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TodayMaryam from Niger

Maryam was waiting for her physiotherapy session this morning. Last time, she came back from the session crying because of the pain, so please pray for her! The pain is the unfortunate part of healing, and she's been such a champ through it all! Thanks for continuing to encourage her.

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TodayNana Hanifa from Niger

When we saw Nana this morning, she was busy doing some necklaces with her friend Aicha. They're so quick with the beading and the necklaces are coming out beautifully!

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TodayAmine from Niger

Amine is fine today! He’s always walking around the hospital, joking around and having fun with every member of the staff, and even with all the kids in the ward. He’s definitely become our spokesman!

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TodayCleophat from Zambia

Cleophat is a huge ray of sunshine. He is running around our ward and introducing himself to everyone he meets. We love the energy that Cleophat came with and the happiness that he is spreading to staff members and other kids in the ward!

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TodayGregoire from Niger

Gregoire first came to CURE 4 years ago and now he’s back! The surgery he needs is quite delicate, because his foot need work, but his hip is dislocated on that side. Doctors are deciding the way forward and we’ll keep you updated!

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TodayDrogine from Zambia

Drogine woke up in a good mood, especially after finding out that she was getting discharged! The thrill on her face was awesome! It's so good to see children go home to their loving families after a stay in the hospital. Praise GOD! Please continue praying for Drogine, because your prayers mean so much to her and all of us.

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TodayHellen from Zambia

Hellen is healing well! We noticed the comfort Hellen felt as she lay on her mothers lap, getting her hair unbraided this morning. We believe that God will take away all her pain, so she can smile again. Please keep praying for her!

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YesterdayKevin from Uganda

Kevin was discharged at the start of the weekend, because then they can be home instead of here while waiting for a radiologist to look over Kevin’s scans. We were anticipating hearing from the radiologist today, however, he has yet to call. Once Kevin’s doctors get the radiologist's opinion, they will contact Beatrice and go from there. Please pray that Kevin will get treated soon!

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YesterdayEmmanuel from Uganda

About a month ago, Emmanuel started crying a lot, then he got a fever, so Evelyn took him to their local hospital, where they stayed for three weeks without treatment. Upon returning home, Evelyn noticed Emmanuel's head growing again, so she came back to CURE. They have been admitted and are currently resting in the ward. Evelyn is doing okay and has high spirits...please be praying for them!

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YesterdaySisay from Ethiopia

Sisay and his mother came in yesterday for an admission, so that Sisay could have another operation on the left foot. He had the surgery today and he is resting comfortably in the ward!

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