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Yemane from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Yemane came back and had his 8 plate removed! He was walking around the same day, and we were so glad to see him pain-free and strong. Our Storyteller, Mieraf, asked him how he feels now that his treatment is complete, "I'm grateful, very happy, and thankful for it all" Yemane says. What beautiful set of legs he has now. Dr. Mesfin let him know if he has any pain or reoccurrence to come back in and see us after he leaves us tomorrow, but we're confident that he's all set and has hope for a very nice homecoming!
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Getahun from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Getahun needs a MRI of his spine before surgery so Dr. Rick can make sure there aren't any other issues he's battling. He will come to the capital soon to have it done and then we will schedule him for surgery! In the meantime, take a look at how Getahun walks now and follow his journey with us! https://youtu.be/GNQZUOd7SF0
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Kejelcha from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Our fellow, Dr. Nardos, was assisting Dr. Rick during Kejelcha's 'superhip' (Systematic Utilitarian Procedure for Extremity Reconstruction) procedure to correct his deformity. Kejelcha is doing well and recovering in the ward! Please be praying for him this weekend!
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Terence from Zambia on Yesterday
Terence had a low day! He has complaining of pain and said that even at night it was the same. This is understandable mostly after the operation there is pain, but it should reduce as the days move on. Please pray for Terence's pain to subside and for a more comfortable weekend for him!
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Maurice from Zambia on Yesterday
Meet Maurice! He is here with us for treatment on his right bow leg. He's traveled a long distance to come to CURE Zambia and we are happy to have him around! Maurice is adjusting well to the environment. Please be praying for him so that his treatment process which begins next week goes smoothly!
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Lonjezo from Malawi on Yesterday
Lonjezo is recovering well and has been around the ward with her teddy, watching tv and playing with the other kids. She's been laughing a lot since she's in the bed next to another CUREkid, Lufina, who is always a riot! She'll be headed home soon but should be back in about six weeks!
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Lufina from Malawi on Yesterday
Lufina has been brightening up the lives of those around her, including Lonjezo, Veronica, and their mothers! Lonjezo and Veronica are in the beds next to Lufina and have been laughing at Lufina's antics (including this silly photo) quite a lot.
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Semaye from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Maru and Semaye were all smiles outside of clinic and happy to return home with hope! Semaye will come to CURE to have his surgery in the near future but we can start praying for him and his family now!
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Hesten from Malawi on Yesterday
Hesten is doing well and seems pleased his surgery didn't include a frame after all! He's been having physiotherapy today and Shadreck says he's doing well, walking on crutches. Most likely he'll be able to go home on Monday!
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Modesta from Malawi on Yesterday
Modesta is still here waiting for her shoe raise! Her mom needed to go out and buy a pair of new shoes to put the raise on yesterday, which is part reason why it's taking so long. Mr. Bruno got the shoe this morning and promised he'd get it back to her by this evening, which means she'll most likely be traveling home tomorrow! Please continue praying for her.
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Innocent from Malawi on Yesterday
Innocent had his surgery today to have a frame put on for his foot! Dr. James and Dr. Andrea, who is volunteering with us for three weeks, came in and did the operation. They did some cuts to the bone to help it move around with the frame since the foot is so stiff. The metal frame will gradually pull the bones apart and then shift them around to make his foot flat over the course of the next few weeks. Please be praying for him as he recovers!
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Ousseina from Niger on Yesterday
One day post op and Ousseina is acting like nothing even happened! She had minimal swelling and a nice calm demeanour about her! We were also able to gift her a little turtle beanie baby that was donated to the hospital because everyone knows turtles help during the recovery process, right?? Either way, Fati is incredible relieved about how the surgery went and that Ousseina is doing so well!
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Abdoul from Niger on Yesterday
Abdoul's surgery was a success! Here you can see a photo of his nerve block as part of the anesthesia procedure. Dr. Diane, our anesthesiologist, used an ultrasound to see inside his leg and deliver medication that blocks the nerve signals in his leg. This means Abdoul needs less anesthesia medication making the procedure safer, and the recovery faster and less painful! After the nerve block, Dr. Negrini and the rest of the surgical staff went in and released the tendons that were forcing Abdoul's foot to be curved the way it was. Everything was then reattached and casted up! Our man is sleeping off the meds and should be awake soon!
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Habiba from Niger on Yesterday
Day 1 post op and Habib seems to be doing amazing! The doctors saw her on their rounds this morning and are pleased with how she did over the night. No serious bleeding. No complaints of swelling and the cast being too tight. Just firm determination to heal up from this surgery and have two straight legs!
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Miracle from Uganda on Yesterday
“Miracle is fine, so am I,” said Annet. They have had a quiet day and Miracle has been sleeping while Annet has washed clothes and talked with her husband Willy who is missing them and has been praying for them. Her doctors mentioned surgery on Monday again during the ward round, so she is under observation this weekend but her medical team has no major concerns. Annet’s prayer request is “I want her to be well.” Thank you for your continued prayers for Miracle!
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