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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 28


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Madia from NigerYesterday

Madia showed up today for a check up! She still has a cast on her leg, but doctors told her that she'll be ready to get it taken off next time she comes. We're so glad to see her and are praying for her continued healing as the countdown to cast off continues!

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Abdoulaye from NigerYesterday

Abdoulaye showed up today for his follow-up consultation! We are so happy to see him back! He’s fine and he walks well, which is so awesome to see!

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Nana Hanifa from NigerYesterday

This morning, we caught up with Nana, as she was waiting for her physiotherapy session. Her friend Rafia was waiting for her turn too. Time goes faster with a friend!

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Maryam from NigerYesterday

When we saw Maryam this morning, she busy getting crafty once again, stringing together some beautiful necklaces at the Case de passage. She was excited to show us all the pearls she gets! Enjoy Maryam!

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Boubacar from NigerYesterday

Boubacar was resting at the guest house this morning. When he saw the camera, a huge smile filled up his face! Have a nice day Boubacar!

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Ousseina from NigerYesterday

Sodogas, our physical therapist, came today to teach Ousseina to use a walker, so she can move as she’s waiting for her leg to heal. Hang in there Ousseina!

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Gregoire from NigerYesterday

Gregoire is still resting in the ward, and he can’t really move, because both of his legs are in a huge cast. Thankfully, he received a little toy plane today, so he can play around a little! Keep those prayers coming...he needs the encouragement!

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Amine from NigerYesterday

Check out the newest Blues Brother! Amine found some shades he couldn't resist, and we're pretty sure no one else could resist him either.

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Layla from NigerYesterday

Layla was released early this morning, so we didn’t have the chance to catch a picture of her, but she's not leaving for long. She'll be back Monday to get her dressing changed! See you soon Layla!

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Estery from MalawiYesterday

Today's physiotherapy activity is more catching and throwing! She is champ at it, we can assure you. Good news too, Estery is about two thirds of the way through her treatment! So hopefully in about four weeks we can remove the frames. Not too long now!

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Ruth from MalawiYesterday

Ruth gives us a cheeky smile as she waits for her turn with our physiotherapist. She's making great progress, thanks to all her hard work and the encouragement she's been getting. Please keep praying for her!

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Thokozani from MalawiYesterday

We sat with Thoko listening to music on our laptop today. She told us that worship music is her fave, and she says "I like big groups of people singing with all their different voices together!" She also told us she's in a bit of pain today, so please keep praying for strength and perseverance for her as she goes through the rest of her treatment with the frame.

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Jonah from UgandaYesterday

“I’m very very relieved,” said Mary about Jonah being out of surgery. Jonah went in today for an ETV/CPC to treat his hydrocephalus, and his operation was successful! He is now resting in the ICU where he will spend the night. This afternoon, Mary received seven get well messages, which was a huge encouragement to her. She thanks all those who wrote her, and please continue to pray for Jonah’s recovery.

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Kenneth from MalawiYesterday

We're stoked to see Kenneth grinning again today! Thanks for your prayers!

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Rashid from MalawiYesterday

Rashid is THIS happy to be going home today! Wild with excitement. We're looking forward to seeing his delightful grin again when he comes back in August for a review. Please pray for him and his mom as they travel home. Thank you!

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Noah from UgandaYesterday

“We are hanging in there," said Jane. We met her sitting outside the ward with Noah’s sister Aba. Noah spent the night in ICU, but is now back to the ward. Please continue to pray for him and this sweet family!

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Alma from Philippines2 days ago

Alma’s going home today! She was very chatty this morning, which was a great sign. She was curious if we had games on our laptop, and gave us a look of pity when we told her we didn’t, just work stuff. Today was the first time she’s been in an upright position, but she wasn’t thrilled about it. Moving from her bed to the wheelchair was still painful, so we tried to lighten her mood by doing a manicure and pedicure, which she enjoyed. The face might not show it, but she was having fun, we promise! We hope when she goes home she can get some better rest and heal quickly!

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Frederic from Philippines2 days ago

Today is Frederic’s final day in the hospital, he’ll be resting at home this weekend! He can move his left hand, but his right one is still hurting. He’s spent most of the day wandering around the ward in a wheelchair, which he technically doesn’t need, but we think it’s just something fun for him to do. Wheelchairs are entertaining when you don’t actually “need” one! Please pray for strength for Frederic, he’ll need to learn to adapt for a bit while his hands are out of commission.

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Gregoire from Niger2 days ago

Gregoire was quite fine today! He had a heavy surgery, and he still needs to rest a lot, but the pain has subsided a bit, so thanks so much for praying!

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Ousseina from Niger2 days ago

When we went to check on Ousseina this afternoon, she was resting, and we don't blame her! The surgery she went through was quite heavy and she needs all the rest she can get. Please, keep praying for her!

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Layla from Niger2 days ago

Layla had surgery today to release her burn contracture, and we praise God that everything went smoothly! Please pray for her full recovery!

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Amine from Niger2 days ago

Amine went in the art therapy room today and came out with 3 new friends on his cast. The wild kingdom comes to Niger! Amine is loving it!

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Cleophat from Zambia2 days ago

Cleophat’s grandmother Stephania is a huge ball of fun! She takes every opportunity she gets to practice her English with us. As for Cleophat, for someone who just underwent a leg straightening procedure, she's very strong and is determined not to cry at all. Cleophat is definitely the leader on our scoreboard when it comes to pain endurance, and Stephania is by her side, pitching in plenty of smiles and laughter!

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Hellen from Zambia2 days ago

Hellen’s confidence levels are back and she's in a very bright mood. Her leg is doing much better, and her happiness is wearing off on her mother, who thinks it is time for Hellen to go home and get rid of the cast. Sadly for her, we have to wait for the doctor to give them a thumbs up before their bags can be packed. All we can do for them is encourage them to keep smiling, because joy comes in the morning!

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Noah from Uganda2 days ago

Noah went into surgery today, and they successfully preformed an ETV/CPC to treat his hydrocephalus! Now he's resting in the ICU. It's not quite clear right now when he will go back into surgery for his tumor, but we'll keep you updated!

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