Recent Patient Updates
Sunny received his second casting today when he came in with his mother alone. The doctors were satisfied with Sunny's progress throughout the previous week. We will see Sunny next week when we will be able to determine whether he should get another cast or get a minor surgery for faster results. Please continue to pray for him and we hope that this good progress continues throughout his treatment!
Ahmad loves camels and he enjoyed painting one on his cast! This cast is a very special one for him because it could be the last! The doctors think that after this cast, which will be taken off tomorrow, he could just have splints to continue stretching his legs. He's looking forward to tomorrow and he is so thankful for your prayers!
We have been told that Chakupaleza will undergo surgery next week. Mirriam had asked to go home, but her home is too far from CURE and she wouldn't be able to make it back in time so Chakupaleza has been kept so they can wait for that. He is growing day by day, we love this boy!
Eunice keeps Coaster's head covered. She says she's a little uncomfortable and ashamed around the other mothers. We are trying our best to encourage her that CURE is a safe place, it's a place where our kids bring us all together. With time, we expect that she will be more open and allow others to interact with this sweet boy. He had a CT Scan and a full blood count. He is expected to go through surgery next week as soon as the doctors have made a complete plan for his treatment. Please be praying!
Tiyanjane is doing good! We talked to the physiotherapists and they said she's walking really well - she can walk without crutches but they're going to keep her using them for a couple weeks while she's recovering from her surgery. She's all set on the schedule to go home tomorrow! We're so excited for her!
It's always such an experience seeing a child transform from pain to joy! Yesterday, Kingsley was in no mood to talk and not smiling at all. Today in the morning, he was just so radiant. "Am healed!" That's the first thing he told us when he saw us in the morning, with his usual beautiful smile on his face. When the doctors reviewed him in the morning, they decided that he had improved enough to be discharged. Unfortunately, he and his grandmother left so fast we didn't get a picture moment with them, but today being a Thursday, we will treat you to a throw back of a photo of him in the operation room with our OR staff, just before his surgery. #tbt
Chikondi and Josephy are back! Josephy was the second baby to get his cast off, but unfortunately we needed to go photograph another CUREkid who was having surgery before we could get a photo of his cute little casted feet! Don't worry, we'll get it next week! We're excited to have Thandy, our CKC who can translate, back next week to ask Chikondi how she and Josephy are doing! We asked Physio Patrick after the operation and he said Josephy's doing well, but he peed while they were changing his cast! One of the unfortunate hazards of clubfoot clinic!
Just before having her cast taken off, Ousseina was sharing a nice moment with her friend Roukaya! During the consultation, the doctors saw that the result is encouraging for her left leg, and she will have a new cast to straighten this leg even more. Thank you for keeping her in your prayers!
“She will be fine,” said Sarah. Today, Janet was moved out of the ICU where she spent the night recovering from yesterday’s surgery and into the ward. “I was worried but now I’m happy,” said Sarah about Janet’s operation being finished. Last night was okay for them, Janet cried, but today she is more relaxed and has been resting. Please keep Janet in your prayers that she will have a full recovery .
“He will be okay,” said Lydia about Marvin. This morning they were moved out of the ICU and into the ward which made her very happy. Marvin is very alert and has been playing with his mother. Please keep Marvin in your prayers that he will continue to make good improvements!
"Brivian is improving," says Grace. Today, Brivian seems very happy, she has been eating well and playing with her mother. This morning they received good news that tomorrow they will be able to go home which made Grace very happy. Please keep Brivian and Grace in your prayers that Brivian will continue to improve and grow up healthy.
Agnes asked Esther how she is, she replied “I am fine.” She has been talking this morning more than she has recently. Agnes had her up and seated. She is looking better, but she is still weak and continues to feed through a NG tube. The results of her scan and test are not good as they show that the type of tumor Esther has grows very fast and is already regrowing. She will need radiation or chemotherapy, however the Ugandan Cancer Institute’s radiotherapy machine is broken and many Ugandans have been traveling to Kenya for treatment. Please pray for a miracle for Esther. For her to improve and soon be able to be discharged and for her cancer to be eliminated.
Patrick had surgery yesterday! He had a ventriculoscopy and a bowel washout. They examined the ventricles in his head with a an endoscope in order to create a new passage within the ventricles to have it reabsorbed into the body. This for now looks like a permanent solution to his condition, but he has been kept in for observation and improvement. We thank God!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 24
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- 92.1% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
- 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
- 6.7% Fundraising
Why I Support CURE
Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.Chris Tomlin