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Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 01


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TodayMohamed from Uganda

Mohamed got a bath today which he and Hanifa seemed to enjoy a lot. With one hand Hanifa supported Mohamed’s head and with the other she washed him; they spent a good part of the afternoon relaxing outside the ward. Please pray for Mohamed’s recovery.

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TodayChisomo from Malawi

Although he looks a little bit more worried than he does happy about it, Chisomo is standing! Those feet are firmly planted on the ground, he's doing it! And we are so proud. Please keep praying for strength for Chisomo, for both his body and his mind. We know he's got it in him!

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TodayJonah from Uganda

Jonah and Mary had a quiet day, Jonah rested. Mary has been reading about Jonah in the Bible, and listening to music with Jonah at her side. Please pray for Jonah’s recovery.

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TodayLisnert from Malawi

Lisnert and her mom Delifa are two peas in a pod! Here they are, chilling out side by side. Delifa is a big advocate for not-crying-when-your-pins-are-being-turned. Lisnert has been doing a spectacular job in her physiotheraphy work, progress is strong and she tells us "today I didn't cry!" Delifa is proud. Aside from physio, Lisnert has been spending heaps of time with Ruth, her 'frame-buddy' in the bed across from her. She's on board with Ruth's guava mission now, and they've been pleading with anyone who doesn't have a frame on their leg to climb the guava tree and get some fruit down for them! It's not hard to guess what kept these two busy back at their homes. The countdown is for the frame removal, and the subsequent tree climbing and fruit picking!

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TodayBlessings from Malawi

A huge part of our kids' journeys to a better quality of life is their parents and caregivers willingness to be a part of what goes on here. Sometimes that just means offering as much support and encouragement as their child needs, but for Blessing's mom Bupe, it means getting down on the floor with her daughter and helping her move those legs. We're so humbled seeing parents serve their kids like this, it's the kind of love that trumps everything else.

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TodayMdawilako from Malawi

Mdawilako left early yesterday morning before we'd even arrived at the hospital for the day to start! So we missed getting a photo, but we just wanted to thank all of her supporters for the encouragement, prayers, and love you've sent Mdawilako's way. We'll update you again when we see her next!

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TodaySuwale from Malawi

Aside from making faces at us when we try to take her picture, Suwale tells us her favorite thing about being at CURE is the praying! Super rad. While she's been here we've seen her grow a lot spiritually, and we're so thankful for the opportunity to encourage her in her walk with Christ!

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TodayRuth from Malawi

We're pretty sure Ruth's face just gets happier and happier! She's doing well! We're still a little bit concerned about the lack of movement in her knee beneath the frame, so if you could keep praying for some serious movement to be restored there, we'd be so grateful. Thank you!

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TodayGloria from Uganda

“Because she is going for operation, I must pray for her,” said Florence. Gloria is currently in surgery for treatment of spina bifida. Please pray that her surgery goes well and we will update you once she's out!

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TodayBatro from Ethiopia

Batro is back for her second surgery and she is doing good, she had her operation yesterday and she is in a good condition.

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TodayLeyla from Ethiopia

Earlier in the morning when we went to the ward Leyla was playing and having fun with the other kids in there. She is back for her second operation, and today she is going to be operated on the right femur. Please keep her in your prayers!

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YesterdayDainess from Zambia

Today is the day of Dainess' surgery! Sweet thing can't wait to be like her other friends! She wants a cast because all her friends have one. Bless her heart! We hope for her sake that the pain after surgery will not be too much for her. All the kids love getting visitors and especially ones that come bearing gifts! This morning was filled with laughter because all the kids had balloons that they were playing with! This was great for Dainess too because she was too busy having fun to think about surgery later!

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YesterdayElleni from Ethiopia

Elleni is all better now, she spent most of her day walking around the ward and as usual playing with her friends in the ward!

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2 days agoDainess from Zambia

Dainess is in a very cheery mood today! She is the only person running around in the ward right now because all of her other friends have undergone surgery and she isn't hampered by casts or recovery just yet. She keeps moving from bed to bed curiously looking at all her friends in casts. She is excited about getting the surgery done so she can fit in with all her friends who currently have casts on!

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2 days agoSuwale from Malawi

We found Suwale in the playroom again this afternoon, keeping busy and having fun! She is pretty keen to get well and return home, turns out she has a twin brother and she misses him a lot! His name is Suwalagi. Suwale says that when she was in the accident and had to stop going to school, Suwalagi stopped going as well because he didn't want to go alone. She can't wait to get better and get back to school, for his sake as well as for hers!

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2 days agoAnna from Zambia

Anna is doing well today! She says her hip feels so much better! And because she loves getting visitors, we stopped by to say hello and deliver her get well messages! She loved seeing how people around the world care for her. She is making good progress and we love seeing it happen!

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2 days agoGrace from Zambia

Grace was discharged today and unfortunately she has snuck out without a photo! She had been in the ward waiting for her procedure as the hospital was waiting to get more blood for her surgery. During her time waiting, she developed both a fever and the flu bug, so this slowed down the process. The doctors have sent her home to fully recover and we hope by the time she comes back, we will have enough blood to carry out her surgery and she will be fit to go to the theatre! We expect to see her the first week of April. Please pray with us that everything will be ready to go at that time.

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2 days agoGloria from Uganda

Nyamungu is here at CURE to take care of her little sister Florence who is still recovering from her C-section. She has been helping with laundry, taking care of Gloria and supporting Florence. Both Florence and Nyamungu have been praying for Gloria. Please join them and pray for Gloria as she soon heads into surgery.

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2 days agoJonah from Uganda

Jonah’s condition is improving, Mary is hopeful that they will be discharged tomorrow. She is very happy that the surgery went well and that Jonah is healthy. Mary described her weekend as very boring, Beatrice visited with her, but other than that, she just cared for Jonah. Please pray Jonah’s health continues to improve.

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2 days agoMdawilako from Malawi

Mdawilako had a quiet weekend here at the hospital, and her Monday started well with the news that she's allowed to go home tomorrow! She's spent the day chilling out, and we caught up with her for a chat and a giggle at her bed beside the window. We'll miss her sweet smile but we're very happy that she's doing so well!

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2 days agoChisomo from Malawi

Our man Chisomo is a little bit resistant to this standing business! We found him lying in bed this afternoon, happy as anything, but apparently he'd kicked up quite the fuss when he was supposed to be learning to stand on his feet this morning. Please pray for courage and determination for him! We know that he can do it, but he's really got to want to. We'll keep you posted with how he goes!

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2 days agoRuth from Malawi

Ruth still has guavas on the brain this afternoon, so we asked her what her favorite food was. We expected her to say guavas but turns out she's a big fan of banana yoghurt! This girl is into her fruity flavors, and we'd agree with her that pretty much all fruit rules. In non-guava related news, she's well into the pin-turning schedule now, and although it doesn't get any easier she seems to be dealing with it a lot better now. She's also much more mobile, which is only a good thing! It keeps her muscles working as well as keeping her busy. It's almost a month since Ruth's operation, so time is ticking by. Soon enough that frame will be well and truly off!

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2 days agoBlessings from Malawi

It's an exciting day for Blessings! She's out of bed and learning to stand! At the moment she's using a walking frame for support, but for the very first time she's standing on her own two feet. She's majorly happy about it, and so are we!

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2 days agoFauza from Uganda

Apparently Fauza's condition is much better, so over the weekend the doctors decided to discharge her from the hospital! She was given a few syrups of painkillers called panadol. Her stitches are to be removed on March 9th at the health center closest to her home. We will see her again at CURE Hospital for review on March 30th.

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2 days agoAnnette from Uganda

"Annette's condition has greatly improved," says Sauda her grandmother. The doctors examined her and indeed she is doing well. Doctors had recommended that she do more physiotherapy which she did and we're seeing good results! We'll see her again next month during our next clinic.

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