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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 24


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TodayHissaiba from Niger

Hissaiba keeps coming by several times a week for observation. She still needs a walker to move but we have seen some improvements! We hope she will be able to walk by herself soon!

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TodayBarham from Niger

Barham still comes by to get his dressing changed. We're always glad to see this gentleman around. His leg is healing well, and with every visit, we see evidence of complete healing just around the corner! Keep the prayers coming!

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TodayNafissa from Niger

Nafissa is such a lovely girl! She’s so dynamic and she always has a huge smile to share! Today she received a get well card and some sweet treats, which definitely help in the healing process! Bonne guérison!

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TodaySalé from Niger

Salé is doing great! His lip is healing well, and if everything keeps going that way, he will be able to go back home at the end of next week. So, please keep him in your prayers!

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TodayAmine from Niger

Today, Amine received a get well card and some candies! Thank you to everyone who has been praying for him! He’s getting more and more confident and he loves to play with every toy he finds! Mongodé! That means “thank you” in Haossa, Amine’s language!

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TodayEsnat from Malawi

Esnat's been having a rad time outside with her pals Chisomo and Promise! Swinging in the sun is always a good time. Even though she's still able to do fun things like swinging on the swing, Esnat tells us that as soon as her hand is better you'll find her drawing "lots and lots of people"! We can't wait to see her pictures.

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TodayGrace from Malawi

Today Grace is taking it easy! She's going to be around for a few more days, and on Friday we're hoping to put her leg into plaster cast so that everything stays set in the right place. We weren't able to yesterday, as the wound was gaping a little bit. Got to wait for that to heal up! Grace told us today that she is loving being at CURE - "I don't even miss home!" and she's very thankful for the treatment. We're so pleased she feels well looked after and loved, it's a joy to be able to care for her!

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TodaySuwale from Malawi

Here's Suwale with her featured friend of the day - Chimwemwe! Who happens to be a little more camera shy than Suwale. Never mind! Laughs were shared in any case!

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TodayLamah from Uganda

“I’m a mother, I have to worry, I get so scared taking the baby (to the Operating Room),” said Fatuma. Lamah has gone into surgery for an ETV. “ I wish the ETV works, that is my only wish,” said Fatuma. Please pray that Lamah’s surgery is a success and peace for Fatuma as she waits.

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TodayLeigh from Philippines

LJ’s surgery is over! She was very nervous coming into the theater today, but her resilience and warrior spirit showed up. She had two small incisions on the inside of her legs, where tightened tendons were released, and then came the “biggie”, her left hip was repaired. Her upper femur is now in the socket. The bone needed to be cut in order to make the move, so she is now the proud owner of an internal fixator, a large bar that will keep the bones stable as everything heals. Joel came to the recovery room after LJ’s surgery was over, and his huge grin was proof that he was relieved to have it over. Please be praying for LJ, her procedure was pretty major, and she’ll probably be sore for a while.

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TodayGabriel from Philippines

Gabriel’s cool demeanor warmed up a bit this morning when he entered the operating theater. His nerves began to get to him, but he came through just fine! The doctors cut his tibia in a few spots, and placed a rod in his leg to keep the bone straight as it heals. The rod was a bit too long, so Dr. Jun used every ounce of strength he had to cut it to size. It's incredible how strong those skinny little rods are! An X-ray confirmed that everything was where it should be, and now Gabriel has a straight leg! Half way there! He is resting now, and could use your prayers for a smooth recovery over the next few days.

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YesterdayInonge from Zambia

Inonge came for her review this morning with her mother and grandmother. She was wearing a very pretty dress and looked adorable! Her mother and grandmother are also doing fine. Inonge is healing very well and our doctors were pleased with her progress and the care she was being given. We are glad that everything is going well for this deserving family. Please continue praying for them and for more good news at follow ups in the future!

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YesterdayBrian from Zambia

Brian is doing well today! He just arrived back at the hospital and he refused to crack a smile for our camera because he is afraid of needles. He managed to give us a little grin which we love! Brian is here to get his cast removed on Thursday so that he can get a new one. We hope to catch Bran smiling soon!

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YesterdaySalé from Niger

Sale is doing well! He’s still need to stay in the kid’s ward and wait until his cleft lip is completely healed. He will stay about one more week with us! You’re looking good Sale!

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YesterdayAmine from Niger

This morning Amine did a lot of smiling! He found a stuffed hippo toy and he was so excited to show us! This hippo is cute, but Amine's smile is even cuter!

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YesterdaySuwale from Malawi

It seems like every time we see Suwale she's hanging out with a new friend! She's such a champ at welcoming newcomers to the hospital and making everyone feel at ease. We've got good news for you too - the infection that she had is looking much better! We're continuing to dress and clean it regularly, so please pray that the healing continues!

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YesterdayGrace from Malawi

Grace had a quick wound inspection and dressing change in theater today, please continue to pray that healing will be quick so Grace and her mom can go back to their home and their family!

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YesterdayEsnat from Malawi

Esnat is feeling much better today, as you can see! Please continue to pray for her healing, Esnat and Mwandida (her mom) are both eager to get back home, but the infection has slowed that plan down a little. We still believe there's room for some super-snazzy-fast healing in this situation!

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YesterdayLamah from Uganda

Lamah was visited by a young girl named Milly whose mother works at CURE. Milly gave Lamah and Laibah flowers and prayed for Lamah. Today, Lamah got a CT scan and blood drawn, please pray that Lamah will get good tests results back and will be able to go into surgery.

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YesterdayMedia from Ethiopia

Media is doing great! She is walking better with her crutches and her leg is healing well. The doctors have decided that she needs a knee brace to help her leg stay straight and they say they will see her again when she gets the brace. Please keep praying for her!

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YesterdayStella from Uganda

Stella is doing absolutely fine. In fact, her dad Wilfred says he came for the clinic just for routine and not because Stella is sick. When the doctors saw her they only recommended that she continues doing physiotherapy. We are thankful for her progress!

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YesterdaySebalu from Uganda

“Sebalu hasn’t disturbed much,” says Diana. We met up with Sebalu and Diana at a recent clinic in Kampala and Sebalu has grown so much we hardly recognized him. His shunt is functioning well, he feeds well and is learning how to sit. Diana had a little bout with malaria but she is now much better. Diana and her family are grateful for all the support and prayers from friends!

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YesterdayTsehay from Ethiopia

As usual, Tsehay came back with her friends from Alemachen house for her follow-up. She is walking comfortably with her supporting shoe and everything looks good! She also received the exact date of her admission which is July the 22th and we will see her then when she returns for her next operation.

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2 days agoNafissa from Niger

Nafissa had surgery today! The surgeon had to take out some pins from her legs. Everything went smoothly! We wish her a quick recovery!

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2 days agoHissaiba from Niger

Hissaiba showed up today! She was waiting to get her dressing changed. She’s doing well, please keep praying for her full recovery!

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