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Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 22


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TodayRuth from Malawi

It's been a quiet day for Ruth, without much to report. Please keep praying for strength and courage for her!

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TodaySaraphina from Malawi

Saraphina is a model patient! After she came out of theater yesterday there wasn't a single tear from her. She's been so calm and brave. She's feeling well today, and has been spending heaps of time with Philimon, her dad. These two are inseparable! It's a beautiful father-daughter bond, and we're so glad Saraphina has someone who loves her so very much to look after her.

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TodayLucy from Malawi

Lucy's surgery was pulled forward, and she was taken to theater today! This little girl has been through a few surgeries before this, and she put up a bit of a fight when being taken to the operating theater this morning. Once she was under anesthetic, our surgeons released the contractures on Lucy's hand, and then attached her hand to a flap from her tummy. This flap procedure allows all the good tissue and skin to "transfer" to all the damaged parts of Lucy's hand. We bandaged everything up well, and we were done! Lucy will have her hand attached to the tummy flap for a few weeks, so she's going to be stuck in the same position for a while as things heal. Please pray for Lucy and her dad as they get through this first night. We'll update you after the weekend!

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TodaySamuel from Malawi

Samuel is back in action! This afternoon we found him working up a sweat, bouncing a big gym ball and chasing it around the room. Despite his clubfeet, Samuel is awesome at keeping his balance. We can't wait to see what he's like once those feet are straight!

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TodayIshma from Malawi

Ishma is the cuddliest little guy we know! As soon as he warms up to new people, he likes nothing more than being close to them. He's well today, and has been playing in the ward as well as hanging out with us. We love this little man!

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TodayLisnert from Malawi

Lisnert has knocked our socks off with her activities today! Here she is, jumping rope! For a girl who's still struggling to put weight on her leg when she's walking, jumping rope is majorly impressive. She's been going hard at physio the whole morning, and we're so proud of her determination and drive. She'll be running again in no time!

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TodayMoses from Malawi

Moses is a little bit too keen to go home! This morning when everyone was gathered to pray, he took the opportunity to run away while Manase's eyes were closed. He didn't even make it outside the hospital before getting caught, but now Manase's making sure he doesn't go anywhere by holding him tight! Moses obviously isn't too pleased about his newfound lack of freedom. We're praying he'll be well enough to go home soon!

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YesterdayZakari from Niger

Zakari came back to the hospital today! Do you remember him? He was here four months ago for his first surgery. He will be operated next week on April 1st. He is not afraid, he’s ready for the next step of his healing process! We are happy to follow him and we will give you some updates very soon!

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YesterdayGideon from Zambia

“Gideon is out of surgery. He will be here soon." Gideon’s mother Miriam, broke down when she heard these words. She was singing with the other mothers, giving afternoon praises to God when she was informed that her child Gideon was out of surgery and safe. The moment that a woman sees her baby for the first time after birth is very emotional. However, the moment that a woman sees her baby for the first time after a life changing operation is indescribable! Gideon was born with a huge growth on his head and many doctors and medical experts told Miriam that the operation could not be performed in Zambia. They also told her that the operation would be very costly and they had to wait for many months before surgery. However, God has made a way and for that, Miriam is praising and giving thanks to Him! Let's join her in rejoicing!

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YesterdayPaul from Zambia

Paul is feeling much better today! He woke up with a song in his heart, singing “Jesus loves me." His condition is stable and his mother Nancy is relieved that Paul is talking and singing again. Please continue praying for Paul's recovery, that it will go smoothly for him and that his heart will remain encouraged.http://youtu.be/v7yPW58zPfg

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YesterdayPeacepar from Zambia

Peacepar is in a very funny mood today! His mother says that he has been crying since this morning. When we saw him, he was laughing and giggling with his mother but when he saw our camera come out, he refused to give us his award winning smile! His mother says Peacepar does not want to go back to surgery and probably thinks frowning will make people stay away from him. We will not be deterred by that and will win him over eventually!

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YesterdayGideon from Zambia

Gideon has had a very successful surgery! The doctor removed the growth on his head and all that is visible now are the stitches at the surgery site. The surgery was very delicate one and Gideon had to get a blood transfusion during and after the operation. To the delight of his mother, Gideon is doing well although he has been crying because of the pain he is feeling. It was a very bittersweet moment when his mother finally got to see him for the first time! Please continue to pray for both mother and son!

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YesterdaySamuel from Malawi

Samuel's been here for a few days now and has been recovering from malaria before he receives surgery. When we saw him this afternoon he was napping, and it looks like he's still doing his best to get over it! Please pray for this little man's body to be well, we're keen to get those feet sorted out as soon as we can!

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YesterdayLucy from Malawi

Lucy and her dad, Aaron, arrived at CURE this week! After a bad burn, Lucy's here for us to help her regain some use of her hand. She'll be receiving surgery early next week, please pray for her as she waits!

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YesterdaySaraphina from Malawi

A big day for Saraphina! She was booked for theater, and has just finished surgery. In the operating room our surgeons released the contractures that were making her fingers unable to move from their curled up position. Skin grafting completed the procedure, and now she's all bandaged up as she recovers. We'll keep you posted on how she's doing tomorrow!

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YesterdayLuke from Uganda

Mary was very upset because Luke’s surgery was canceled today as a result of him feeding. Patients are not allowed to eat four hours prior to surgery because it increases the risk of complications. On the positive side of things, Mary has made a friend with another mom in the ward named Natalie whose daughter is also being treated for hydrocephalus. Luke will go into surgery sometime next week.

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YesterdayGertrude from Malawi

Can we get a big welcome for Gertrude! This cutie arrived at CURE earlier this week, and is currently being treated for malaria. We're praying she's well enough to receive surgery early next week! Please join us!

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2 days agoDagamawi from Ethiopia

Dagmawi came in for his follow-up and he is doing great! but his foot condition recurred and he is going to have another operation in the middle of july. So we will see him when he returns for his admission that is after he finishes school for this year. Please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to CURE.

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2 days agoDemam from Ethiopia

Demam is so happy that both of her feet are all straight and she is walking better! She came in yesterday to measure for her supporting shoe and everything looks great, we will see her in four months for another follow-up.

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2 days agoShadia from Uganda

Shadia had a calm and uneventful night. This morning she was taken for another brain scan to confirm if the tumor is all gone. Her mum Aisha spent most of the morning doing their laundry. We hope Shadia fully recovers and gains her sense of sight. Please pray towards that with us!

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2 days agoIshma from Malawi

It's a snuggles-with-mom kind of a day. Ishma's got the right idea! He's a little bit clingy and grumpy again today, so please pray that his body keeps fighting that sickness and he doesn't go downhill again. Thank you!

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2 days agoRuth from Malawi

Ruth is feeling much better today, hooray! She's back to her sassy self, and she had plenty to say when we caught up with her bright and early this morning. She's still very passionate about us learning how to speak Chichewa, maybe we should get some lessons from her!

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2 days agoAbigail from Uganda

“I am so scared I feel like my stomach is moving,” says Natalie. Abigail is going in for surgery today. She has already been prepped and is just waiting for her turn to get into the operating room. Please continue to pray for her.

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2 days agoGorreti from Uganda

Gorreti has been discharged from the hospital! She and her mom Najero are at the pharmacy waiting for her last dose of medicine. They will travel by bus and and will be met by family when they arrive. It is going to be Goretti's first time to go home since she was born.

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2 days agoLisnert from Malawi

Lisnert is in fine form today, up and about bright and early, and full of laughs as usual! After nearly 6 weeks here so far, Lisnert's face and presence has become so familiar that she's going to leave quite a gap when she's finally through with her treatment and heads back home! For now we get to enjoy her fine company a while longer though. Lucky us!

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