Recent Patient Updates
Our little Samuel didn’t come to clinic today. We found out from his grandma that Samuel is in the hospital. The poor guy has pneumonia. His aunt was able to come to clinic and pick up his foot brace though. Purity, one of our ortho techs, showed her how to work it. Friends, please please pray for our little man. Pneumonia is not fun! And please also be praying that his brace fits even though he didn’t get to try it on at clinic. We’re hoping to see him on March 21st at the next clinic, and we’re trusting Jesus that he will be well by then!
Meet Joseph and his father Daniel, a really cool team! They love to wear beanie hats, and to make friends. We're delighted to be hosting them at CURE Kenya, and to be sharing their journey with you. Joseph is here for a spine surgery, we will keep you posted on how that goes and his other adventures at the hospital.
We caught Chisomo waiting outside the plaster room after lunch! He's going to have a slab made to help him with walking on his foot while he still has his frame - he's been bending his knee instead of walking on it which is not helping with his contracture! Hopefully the physios can make something for him to use to walk with the frame!
Caroline and her grandmother Maria were enjoying some nsima and beef this afternoon! It was nice and rainy out so it was cool in the kitchen area. We still don't know if Caroline is going to have an operation or not, but we'll let you know tomorrow what the doctors have decided during ward rounds!
Thom has already gone in to have the top part of his frame removed! Because it's relatively short and easy to remove part of a frame, we didn't photograph his operation, but we'll update his 'after' photo tomorrow! Please be praying for a quick recovery! Here he is waiting in bed early this morning, playing on his mom's phone!
Edina's still waiting to go in for her operation! She's such a cutie and has been waving at us every time we walk by the waiting area! Today she'll be having an operation to have a rushrod (a long, straight metal rod) put through her tibia to hopefully keep the false joint from coming back. Please be praying for a quick recovery!
Pearson is looking pretty good today, he even gave us a bit of a smile! His surgery yesterday went well - Dr. Saf and Dr. Karolina opened up his leg and removed all the bits of infected bone, and then did a washout with saline to get rid of all the pus and infection. In a couple of days, they will start dressing the wound. For osteomyelitis, the wound is left open so that the infection can drain out, and because his wound is so long, it might take quite a while before it's all healed and drained enough for him to go home. Even after that, the bone will take a long time to regenerate and he may need surgeries to help it grow back - please be praying for Pearson, he has a long way to go!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jan 22
Practicing fiscal accountability is a critical aspect of CURE’s financial stewardship model. Along with annual audits by an independent CPA firm, CURE is a member in good standing with the ECFA.
- 93.3% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
- 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
- 5.5% 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