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Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 01


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TodaySuwale 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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TodayAnna 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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TodayGrace 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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TodayGloria 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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TodayJonah 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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TodayMdawilako 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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TodayChisomo 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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TodayRuth 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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TodayBlessings 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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YesterdayFauza 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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YesterdayAnnette 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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YesterdayGift from Uganda

“I have been praying for Gift,” says Kana. Gift’s Grandmother, Elizabeth, was here over the weekend and she also prayed for Gift! Gift is going in for surgery today so let's pray that it is a success!

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YesterdayMohamed from Uganda

“I am worried about the surgery,” says Hanifa. Mohamed has been scheduled for surgery this morning and like any other parent Hanifa is worried. This morning Hanifa called her husband Farouq and updated him on the situation at CURE so he is aware that Mohamed is going to the operating room and he is praying for him. Otherwise, Hanifa had a nice weekend, she made some friends though some have been discharged, but she is comfortable at CURE Hospital.

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3 days agoChisomo from Malawi

Patuma is thankful that her son is not complaining of pain from his surgery anymore. He has been recovering for a couple of days now. We've seen him playing from his wheelchair and are so excited that today was his first day of physiotherapy! We hope to see him gain more mobility in the near future!

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3 days agoSuwale from Malawi

Suwale is full of life, despite being a little slowed down because of her injury! Here she is helping out in the playroom. She's a natural leader and is often seen looking after a variety of babies, to give their mom's a break. We love having her around!

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3 days agoMdawilako from Malawi

Sweet Mdawilako has been brightening our days up here with hugs and smiles galore! She was pretty shy to begin with but it's so rad to see her coming out of her shell as she gets to know us and becomes more comfortable. Mdawilako has already received surgery, and at the moment she's hanging out here so we can keep an eye on things as the wound on her foot heals. She's not letting anything keep her immobile though, and has been whizzing around on this wheelchair all day!

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3 days agoBlessings from Malawi

We're pretty sure that Blessings smiles could brighten the grimmest day! She is so infectiously happy and we love it. This afternoon she's been learning our names, as well as singing and chattering away. And turns out she knows her dad's phone number by heart! What a champion.

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3 days agoRuth from Malawi

Ruth is now demanding guavas as payment for having her photo taken.. oh dear! The guavas better start ripening at a much faster rate than they are, we just can't keep up with Ruth's love for guavas! Ruth's dad came to visit today, and came with the news that sadly her grandfather passed away yesterday. Please keep the family in your prayers at this tough time!

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3 days agoLisnert from Malawi

Lisnert is rocking her physio! Our student physiotherapist Naomi who has been working with her is majorly pleased with the progress Lisnert is making. We are stoked too! Keep praying for Lisnert, we know with God all things are possible and we're sure that with her determination and hard work added to the mix, she's going to be walking around steady as can be very soon!

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3 days agoJonah from Uganda

Jonah is currently in surgery, his grandmother Beatrice took him to the operating room. Both Beatrice and Mary are nervous for the surgery. Mary is resting in the ICU parents ward. Please pray that Jonah’s surgery goes well.

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3 days agoGift from Uganda

Gift is still awaiting surgery, and her mother Kana is a little scared about the upcoming procedure. Kana has had a quiet day doing laundry and just spending time in the ward. She is without a cell phone so she hasn’t been in communication with any of her family. Please pray for Gift’s upcoming procedure and for Kana to feel supported and loved while she's here.

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3 days agoMohamed from Uganda

Hanifa is unsure if Mohamed will get better she says only God knows. Mohamed continues to wait for surgery. His mother has been lonely in the ward she has trouble communicating fluently with the other mothers. Hanifa is also concerned about her children back home, she has been in regular communication with her husband Farouq. Please pray for Mohamed’s upcoming surgery and for Hanifa to make some friends.

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3 days agoGrace from Zambia

Grace was supposed to go for surgery today but she developed a fever and so her surgery was cancelled. She has been fussy the whole today and her mother, Loveness, has been seen walking around the ward trying to calm her baby down. Once in a while she stops at a neighbor's bed to chat to the mother there. Grace likes it so much that she is now falling asleep on her mother's back!

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3 days agoAnna from Zambia

Anna is doing well today, she says that there is not much pain in her hip! It's a great thing she stays in bed all day so that she doesn't strain herself. Also, having a friend right next to her bed is so fun. She has someone to talk to all the time! We found them both watching TV today!

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3 days agoFalesi from Malawi

These two are joy in a picture! Falesi has been discharged and her and Gladys are heading off this afternoon. It's been such a treat to get to know these two, and see them grow in faith and hope during their time here. We'll see Falesi in about four weeks, when we visit her area for a mobile clinic. All going well, she'll have the casts removed two weeks after that! We'll keep you updated as much as you can, but in the meantime please keep praying for this family!

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