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Activity for the week of Sunday, May 17


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2 days agoBriciano from Zambia

It has been a long day of anticipation for Briciano and his family. They were waiting for our neurosurgeon to call a neurosurgeon in Madagascar to see if they can take over Briciano’s case when they return to home. For now, it seems Briciano and his family will be returning home to the island this Sunday. It is always a pleasure to serve a child of God and share God’s healing mercies. We pray for the continued healing of Briciano and that things work out for the glory of the Lord even as he leaves our hospital.

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2 days agoBrian from Zambia

Brian is doing well after surgery. The hospital is currently full so he was temporarily discharged to a lodging house as he waits for followup. We will be seeing him soon, please keep him in your prayers!

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2 days agoJane from Zambia

Jane has come a long way. She has grown to be a beautiful girl since the last time we saw her! She continues to struggle with her hip and her walk is still is wobbly but she continues to radiate with love and kindness. Jane’s doctor will be leaving soon so he has asked her to come back when he returns so that they can continue corrective surgery that can hopefully repair her hip for good. Thank you for praying for this sweet girl.

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2 days agoSalé from Niger

Salé is recovering from surgery today. He’s fine but he still needs some rest and will be with us during the weekend. Bonne guérison!

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2 days agoMaryam from Niger

Maryam came to see Nana today, and she brought Saadatou with her! Look at this cute picture of them...what a dynamic duo!

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2 days agoNana Hanifa from Niger

Nana will stay with us a little while longer. Maryam came to visit her this afternoon, it’s so much better to be with a friend!

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2 days agoAmine from Niger

When we saw Amine this morning, he was waiting with his mother for his physiotherapy session. When he saw the camera, he gave us a thumbs up! Everything is looking good!

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2 days agoAbel from Niger

Abel unexpectedly showed up yesterday, because he broke both of his legs! He has a condition that makes his bones very fragile, and it's called brittle bone disease for that very reason. Today, he got some casts on, and we’re hoping that his legs will heal this way and that surgery won’t be necessary yet. Please keep praying for him!

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2 days agoGrace from Malawi

Check out this beauty! Grace is doing so well after surgery, she's not in pain and she says "I'm very happy!" Can't ask for much better than that! Thanks so much for your prayers.

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2 days agoEsnat from Malawi

Esnat has a message for all of you - "Please keep praying for me, so that I can go home soon!". Thanks for your prayers so far, keep them coming!

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2 days agoMary Juliet from Uganda

Mary’s tumor resection was a success, she is currently resting in the ICU. Her mother Esther is doing well and was able to sleep last night. Today, Mary will get a CT scan and blood work done. Please pray that Mary makes a full recovery.

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2 days agoDaniel from Philippines

Daniel rounds out our group of boys who all went home today. While it’s a long drive to his town, he’s excited to be going home. This is his “I’m excited I’m going home on Friday!” look. Hey, it’s been a long week, this is about as excited as he was going to get! He's definitely happy though, and still so thankful for his surgery. We’ll see Daniel in July, thanks for all your prayers, we’ll keep you updated on his progress!

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2 days agoDave John from Philippines

Dave John went home today, yay! We’ll miss him, but we’re excited he’s home where he should be. Our Children’s Mentor Cyra gave him a Get Well card today, along with some other treats, and he was really into that! That might have been the Golden Ticket we were looking for this week, he loves goodies! We’ll see Dave John in about 6 weeks for a follow up, please be praying that his pain stays under control over the next while, thanks!

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2 days agoJ-Vie from Philippines

As of this morning, it was unsure whether J-Vie would go home today or tomorrow. Well, the good news is, we just found out he gets to go home this afternoon! J-Vie gave us his best “I’m excited to go home” look, and in his typical style, he’s happy, yet cool and casual. The whole family is looking forward to sleeping in their own beds tonight after a long week. J-Vie will be back in 2 weeks for a follow up, and for preparations for the other leg. We’re happy they’ll be returning soon, they’ve been a lot of fun to have around!

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3 days agoSalé from Niger

Sale had surgery today. Everything went well and he’s now recovering! Please keep those prayers coming for him. He'll have some swelling, but we hope the pain is minimal...we'll update you more tomorrow!

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3 days agoMaryam from Niger

This morning Maryam was well, she played with Rafia and had some funny poses for us. Look at this one! Fist pump!

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3 days agoBoubacar from Niger

Boubacar is still slowly recovering from surgery. When we saw him this morning, he seemed tired, and we definitely don't blame him. Have a good rest, little Boubacar!

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3 days agoNana Hanifa from Niger

Nana is still waiting to go back home. She is quiet and calm and she’s always smiling when we see her! Keep her in your prayers!

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3 days agoHissaiba from Niger

Hissaiba’s leg is healing well. She still needs to come back for another follow up, so we can see her again! Please, keep praying for her full recovery!

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3 days agoBriciano from Zambia

Briciano is doing just ok today. His fever has been a stumbling block to him going home. The doctors are debating whether to do a shunt revision because that might be the problem. However, he can't go into theatre until the fever subsides. They are looking into another option of having someone back in Madagascar do the operation so that Elisca, Briciano and Jen can all go home. Please keep praying for a swift solution

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3 days agoEsnat from Malawi

Esnat and Mwandida, her mom, are the best of friends! We caught them hanging out this afternoon, sharing a giggle. What a beautiful bond!

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3 days agoSuwale from Malawi

In Malawi, hair braiding is a very social activity, in the same sort of way that having a coffee with friends is in other cultures. Here's Suwale and the hair braiding brigade of the moment, sitting outside in the sun this afternoon!

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3 days agoMary Juliet from Uganda

Mary’s hydrocephalus has been caused by a tumor blocking the CSF flow through her brain. She has gone into surgery for a craniotomy and tumor resection. Esther is doing okay, she has been resting and calling her sister to keep her informed. Please pray that Mary has a successful surgery and a swift recovery.

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3 days agoJ-Vie from Philippines

J-Vie is still holding steady when it comes to pain, we are truly amazed at how well he’s doing. His next surgery is scheduled for 2 weeks from now, so he will go home to rest for a bit, and then he’ll be back. He spent this afternoon sketching with another local artist, our Executive Director’s son Drew! The two hung out, and Drew did some doodling on J-Vie’s cast, then other staff members added their artsy touches. So, he’ll have a reminder of us while he’s at home! Thanks for praying for J-Vie, he will be going home soon.

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3 days agoDave John from Philippines

My goodness, such and up and down day for our little one! This morning, he was in the playroom with Judy May, having fun, blowing bubbles, and even giving us a few smiles! Then, Maria had to leave for a bit to take care of some paperwork, and Dave John was not happy about that at all. He was upset, even though Judy May was with him. Maria’s back now, and he’s once again curled up sleeping in her arms. His pain has returned just a bit, but overall it seems to be on the decline, thank you Jesus!

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