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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 03


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Just NowErica from Philippines

There’s just something in the air this week. All of our kids that underwent surgery yesterday are experiencing only minimal pain, and Erica is one of them! Quite often the day after surgery is the hardest, and when we checked on Erica this morning, she was awake and in a great mood. A bit tired, but her pain levels were low, praise God! We visited a while later and shared some Get Well messages with her, and she was still smiling. Please keep praying for Erica!

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Just NowJohn Carlo from Philippines

Well, we may have fibbed a bit…we told you all yesterday that John Carlo would be pretty sore for the next few days, and he’s surprising us all! He’s still in a bit of pain, but you'd never know it. He’s resting quietly, and hasn’t been fussing or complaining, we have no down that the outpouring of prayers has been a huge factor! Thanks for all the prayers, keep them coming!

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TodayAminatou from Niger

Aminatou needed a dressing change today. Her leg has healed well and she doesn’t have any pain. In the meantime, she’s staying at our guest house until her recovery is complete. Please pray for quick recovery time and patience!

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TodayMariama from Niger

We are so glad to see Mariama today! She was here for review and her hand is healing well. The skin is clean and the graft has taken well. We’re still praying for you little sweet Mariama!

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TodayAmine from Niger

Aminou started physiotherapy sessions for his arm. He’s healing well and we are so glad to see him more and more confident thanks to the successful surgery!

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TodayEli Milimo from Zambia

Eli and his grandmother came to see us today and they are doing well. Eli’s mother has to go to school so Eli’s grandmother is the one in charge of Eli until his mother gets back. Eli got his stitches out and everything looks good!

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TodayBriciano from Zambia

Briciano is doing well! We know people are excited to see his face without the growth but we all have to wait until the doctor removes the bandages. For now, we enjoy seeing him receive random kisses from his mom who is smiling much more now. Tomorrow, Briciano will go and have his ears tested! Please continue with us in praying for him!

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TodayLushomo from Zambia

Lushomo and his mom Mercy came to see us today. They had their review, everything is looking good, and they have been told to come back after two months for another review. We are so excited that Lushomo gets to go home to his father's house for the very first time since he was born! We wish Lushomo the very best and we will truly miss him!

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TodayFaiza from Niger

Faiza is healing well! Look at her lip, it’s so amazing to see the result!

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TodayGideon from Zambia

Gideon came back today with his mom and dad. He is doing well and his head sore has healed beautifully! He will be back on Sunday for his ETV that is scheduled for Monday. Please keep him and his family in your prayers!

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TodayGrace from Zambia

Grace is having a good day today! She and her mom are waiting to hear what the doctors say about the possibility of going home and are excited and ready for that!

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TodayAbdoulaye from Niger

Today, Abdoulaye has assumed the role of ‘older brother’ for the new kids who have just arrived at the Case de Passage. He will leave tomorrow and we know that everyone will miss him!

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TodayGordon from Zambia

Gordon left CURE Zambia for good today! Oh, we just love happy endings! After a long road that started with a horrible clubfoot and a journey all the way from Zimbabwe, Gordon and his aunt made it to CURE Zambia to start a series of procedures. Now after months in a cast, Gordon finally got to see his new foot for the first time and also walk on it! We were all so excited to see this and today our hearts are full and Gordon and his aunt are now on their way back to Zimbabwe! We praise the Lord for this success story! We won’t be seeing Gordon again for long time unless of course he comes to Zambia just to say ‘hi’.

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TodayBarham from Niger

Barham is still coming several times a week to have his dressing changed. His leg is healing really well! Please pray with us that his recovery continues in a positive direction!

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TodaySinani from Malawi

Sinani was up and about today, and we caught him hanging outside in the afternoon sun. He's scheduled to go to theater for a wound check tomorrow, so please pray that all is well and everything is healing nicely. Thank you!

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TodayMargaret from Malawi

Margaret has no shortage of pals here at CURE! Here she is hanging out with Chifundo and Elsey, obviously all having a great time! We're still waiting on the decision about Margaret's legs, but we'll continue to keep you updated as we work on that.

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TodayLoveness from Malawi

This morning Loveness and her grandmother Mary were told they could go home tomorrow, and, after almost a month in hospital, they're both pretty excited! Love was detached from the vacuum device this morning, which appeared to have finished it's job. Much like vacuuming an already clean floor, there wasn't anything in the tank today! Please keep praying for Loveness as she goes home, that her leg won't give her any more trouble and that the wounds heal up without any infections or complications. Thanks for you love and prayers while she's been here!

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TodayIshma from Malawi

Ishma and his mom Sainabu have been getting plenty of rest and care here, and it must be paying off because the infection that Ishma came in with has cleared up incredibly! We're going to keep him around for a few more days and continue dressing the wounds. Thanks for your prayers so far, please keep praying that all infection stays away and Ishma stays healthy, ready to be discharged.

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TodayPhiona from Uganda

We're heartbroken and still in a bit of shock, because this morning Phiona passed away after failing to improve from the sudden change in status yesterday. Joselyn has headed home, but not before telling us, "This Man in me is stronger than everything, even death." Joselyn also told us that last night, she had a dream where she saw Phiona in heaven, and we can't help but think that maybe God was preparing her heart for this morning. Phiona's funeral will be tomorrow, and we just ask that you keep praying for her family and for our staff at the hospital. Thank you so much for your support throughout.

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TodayElijah from Uganda

Elijah and Farida had a quiet day, they are both doing well. Yesterday, they were able to spend the afternoon with Timothy which Farida enjoyed a lot. Timothy has let them know that he has made it home safely. Farida has spent most of the day laying with Elijah and reading her Bible. Please pray that Elijah becomes strong enough for surgery soon.

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TodayMarvin from Uganda

Marvin had surgery and the doctors performed an ETV which went as planned. He is now resting in the ICU and his mother Evelyn has been able to hold him which made her very happy. Please pray for Marvin’s recovery.

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TodayNakato from Uganda

Nakato went into surgery today for treatment of hydrocephalus, she had a big smile on her face going into the OR, the nurses and her surgeon played with her prior to the operation. She is now resting in the ICU and Rispa has been able to hold her.

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TodayErica from Philippines

Erica entered the operating room with a slightly nervous smile on her face today, but a smile nonetheless! Two teams worked on her, one on her ankle to release her clubfoot, and another on her hand. Her hand now has four distinct fingers. When doing finger releases, the surgeons start on the outside and work inward, and never do them all at once to maintain strength. So, her ring and middle fingers are still joined, but will be released in a later operation. Still a major improvement! Thanks for your continued prayers!

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TodayJess Ryan from Philippines

It was a long, hard surgery, but in the end, Jess Ryan wound up with 2 metal rods, a functioning hip, and a straight leg! After removing a chunk of bone to straighten Jess Ryan’s upper leg, and the rods were inserted, the surgery was declared a success. X-rays were taken throughout the operation to be sure things were going in the right direction, and it was a huge relief to see his body cooperate. Please keep praying for Jess Ryan!

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TodayKenneth Warren from Philippines

Warren finished surgery a bit ago, and when he woke up, he kept wiggling his left toes, we think it will take a bit of time for his brain to adjust to not having two feet. He really has had an amazing attitude through this whole process. He hasn’t cried once, and even after surgery he smiled and said he was happy. We know that having his leg removed is going to open opportunities for him, but there is a sad “finality” that comes with it, and that reality is bound to sink in at some point. Please keep Warren in your prayers as he begins to heal!

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