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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 28


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Rashid from MalawiToday

Rashid was determined to get his plaster cast to feature in this photo of him and his pal Stephano! We're super happy to see him out of bed and getting up to all sorts of antics. Thanks for your prayers!

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Alma from PhilippinesToday

Poor Alma is just having a rough day. She needed a blood transfusion last night because she lost quite a bit during surgery, which is not uncommon for hip procedures, but it’s still no fun! She’s tired from that, and is hurting, and only wants Rebecca. Rebecca is wiped out, but Alma doesn’t want anyone else to tend to her, there’s just something about Mom. They both got some rest this afternoon, but please pray for more, so Rebecca can re-energize as well!

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Frederic from PhilippinesToday

Hand surgeries always make us squirm a bit. We’ve all experienced the pain of a paper cut, now imagine that microscopic slit on a colossal scale. Frederic’s surgery was impressive to watch, all the doctors huddled in tight to learn as Dr. Tim instructed throughout the procedure. It was much more involved than trimming the extra fingers off, as tendons were reconnected, muscles cut just right, and temporary pins were inserted. But, with the exception of a large incision on each remaining thumb, Frederic’s hands look surprisingly normal, praise God!

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Maryam from NigerToday

Maryam loves making handcrafted things. Today she was in the art therapy room, getting crafty and enjoying every minute of it!

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Zina from NigerToday

The day has finally arrived and Zina is heading home! She will be back soon in just six weeks, so that she get her cast off. Please pray for her travels home and for her recovery until we get to see her again!

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Gregoire from NigerToday

Gregoire had surgery today! His hips weren’t on the same level, so the surgeon put some metal pins in the top of his left leg to realign that hip and achieve a better balance. Now his legs will be more similar in length. Everything went smoothly! Praise God!

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Cleophat from ZambiaToday

Cleophat went for surgery today and it was a very fast procedure! Our doctor worked to straighten one of his legs and he will work on the other one later. Unfortunately, Cleophat woke up with a lot of pain, and although Stephania is happy her son's leg is straight, she feels helpless because she's not really able to help him in his current state. Let’s pray for emotional strength for both Cleophat and Stephania as they go through this tough time. Here are some photos we got from the surgery!

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Boubacar from NigerToday

Boubacar is doing fine! He still needs to stay with us for a bit longer, but as he’s waiting for a full healing, he definitely enjoys playing in the art therapy room!

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Nana Hanifa from NigerToday

This morning, Nana went to the art therapy workshop, and she made a beautiful necklace with some plastic pearls! It's been an artsy week for her!

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Mahamadou from NigerToday

Mahamadou left this morning! He will be back soon in order to have his casts taken off, so please keep praying for his full recovery!

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Amine from NigerToday

Today, Amine went in the art therapy room with Julie! He painted his name! Look at this awesome masterpiece!

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Ruth from MalawiToday

Look who's back! Ruth has just had the top part of her frame removed, and is recovering nicely in bed. Seeing her walking around earlier today, we were pretty impressed with how fast she was getting around! Although she's still having trouble bending that knee. We've left the bottom part of the frame on so there is less risk of breaking her thigh bone while we try to encourage her to get it moving more. Keep praying for Ruth, we'll update you again tomorrow and let you know how she's doing.

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Makina from MalawiToday

Makina's doing so well we've let him go home! He left this morning before we could get a photo, but not to worry because we'll be seeing him again in August to remove the cast from his leg. We're looking forward to seeing TWO straight legs this time! We'll update you then!

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Kenneth from MalawiToday

Kenneth's dad came to visit! Don't be fooled by those stoic faces, we're pretty sure they actually were happy to see each other. It's all serious business for the photo though!

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Rashid from MalawiToday

Rashid's just come out of theater, where our surgeons got stuck in and straightened up that foot! Rashid was pretty scared going in, but we did our best to comfort him. Surgery went well, and he's now out in the ward recovering. Please continue to pray for him!

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Alma from PhilippinesToday

Well, we got to see a cool God thing today! Alma had surgery on her hips, the first of three expected surgeries. The likelihood that she would be leaving the operating room in a heavy spica cast was high, which we always dread. Long story short, our surgeons were able to get her hips moving with no trouble, and that meant no cast on her hips at all! Then, they were able to loosen the tendons near her ankles enough to manipulate and cast them into a position that will hopefully eliminate, or at least drastically reduce the intensity of that surgery! So, two awesome surprises! While we have a remarkable medical staff, God still shows up and does things that keep us humble and amazed!

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Frederic from PhilippinesToday

Frederic and Federico are here at CURE, and Frederic is so excited for surgery tomorrow! Federico admits he’s a bit nervous, but is confident that the “work will be perfect.” We had an opportunity to talk with both of them for quite a while today, both father and son are very friendly, and welcomed the opportunity for us to pray with them. We’re looking forward to spending the next several days with them, getting to know them better.

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John from KenyaYesterday

John was finally able to head home over the weekend as siblings, Joseph and Esther, were discharged. We will see John in a few weeks to follow up on his cough and check in on Joseph and Esther as well. It is so good to God working through this family and we are praying that John will get his surgery soon!

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Noah from UgandaYesterday

Today a scan was done, and we found out that Noah has a brain stem tumor, one of the most dangerous. Dr. Thomson, one of our doctors, took time to explain to Jane the type of tumor but said that since Noah also has 2º hydrocephalus, he will first have surgery for hydrocephalus to relieve the pressure on the brain, as they make a plan for the tumor. Noah was visited by his older brother and sister, William and Aba, which was such an encouragement, and please pray that Christ’s healing hand will be upon Noah.

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Badru from UgandaYesterday

Badru had a high fever in the night, but the nurses gave him some medicine, and thankfully that did the trick to get the fevers down. The doctors explained the results from the CT scan to Hajara, and she was told Badru has a tumor, and they are now making a plan for his surgery. Hajara said she will spend most of the day taking care of him, so please keep those prayers coming!

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Kevin from UgandaYesterday

Kevin arrived at CURE last evening, because they were unable to see the pediatrician at the hospital that she was referred to. So we have referred to a pediatric surgeon at the National Referral Hospital, and Kevin has a rare tumor called a teratoma. We'll keep in touch with Beatrice and let you know what happens at that hospital.

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Salé from NigerYesterday

Sale is going back home today! We are so impressed by the results of his surgery, and it looks like he never even had cleft lip before! We've loved having this guy around and are praying for safe travels!

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Zina from NigerYesterday

Zina got a new cast and needs to stay a bit longer with us, but she's doing so fine and says she enjoys being here! What a bright spot she is!

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Mahamadou from NigerYesterday

Mahamadou got new casts! He’s still with us for a few weeks, and we're not complaining, because it’s so nice to have him around!

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Maryam from NigerYesterday

Maryam was waiting for her physiotherapy session this morning. Last time, she came back from the session crying because of the pain, so please pray for her! The pain is the unfortunate part of healing, and she's been such a champ through it all! Thanks for continuing to encourage her.

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