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Fernan from the Philippines on Today
While Shin isn’t “technically” the dad of the kids at the care home he oversees, you’d never know it by watching him interact with “his” kids! On this day after Father’s Day, we love reminders that father figures come in a lot of different forms! Once again, he was so enthusiastic when Fernan’s casts came off, this time for good! He checked out his foot, up close and personal, amazed at the healing. Fernan’s been walking on his casts with no problems, so he made a quick stop in Physical Therapy to prove he could walk without them, and passed the test with flying colors. He had a small infection on his foot where his cast had been rubbing, so we’ll see him back next week just to be sure everything is healing OK, but otherwise, today’s trip was a success!
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Alyzza from the Philippines on Today
One cast down, one to go! Alyzza had both casts removed, and only needed the right one replaced. Dad Janice excitedly documented the whole process, from cast removal to physical therapy. Physical Therapist Alex recommended getting a couple of bamboo poles set up at home that mimic the set in the PT room, so Alyzza can practice taking steps with support. That may sound like a tall order, but in a country where bamboo grows wild in abundance, it shouldn’t be too hard a task to accomplish. We’ll see Alyzza back in a few weeks for her final cast removal!
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Jannah from the Philippines on Today
Healing isn’t all about smiling and High 5’s, there are a lot of tears in the process. This is especially true on Monday morning, when clinic is full of babies and toddlers here for Ponseti casting. Jannah made her contribution, howling loudly during her cast change. She’s learned to self-soothe by chewing on whatever she can reach, whether it be her hands, a handkerchief, her dress, she’s not choosy! While her little cries are heartbreaking, watching her vigorously gnaw on everything in sight is pretty much the cutest thing ever! We’re glad to see she’s found a calming technique, since she still has a ways to go in her treatment!
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Habiba from Niger on 2 days ago
It's been six months and five days since Habiba first came to us and she is almost unrecognizable now! Her legs are straight and her wounds are healed up. And to boot, the doctors have made the call that she actually will not need that walking boot we were talking about! She's still using a walker to get around, but even that won't last long!
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Labbani from Niger on 2 days ago
When thrift stores and other stores can't sell clothes in the US or other places, they sometimes bale them up like hay and ship them to places like Niger where they're sold in bulk at an intense discount. Our spiritual staff bought one of these clothing bales and had a big sorting party to separate the absolutely unusable clothes from the good clothes. The good clothes then got distributed and this is the first time we have ever seen Labbani wearing pants!
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Rahaatou from Niger on 2 days ago
After another consultation with the doctor, it's looking like Rahaatou won't need that walking boot after all! Even though it's not in this shot, she's still walking with a walker, but just look at that difference between now and when she first came to us six months ago!
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Hadiza from Niger on 2 days ago
Hadiza has spent this week hanging out with her mother and sister and healing up. She's not a super fan of having to sit still with the big cast on and today her big complaint was that her leg was really itchy, but she couldn't scratch it. Please be praying that she stays strong over the next few weeks that this cast has to be on!
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Gali from Niger on 2 days ago
Gali's wounds are all healed up and the bandages off. We had a chance today to hang out with him and encourage him with several of your get well messages. Since he's deaf, we mimed most of them and we think he got the point ... or at least we hope he did! We also managed to snap a new after photo of him and just look at that difference from when he first came to us ten months ago!
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John from Zambia on 3 days ago
John, his mother Agnes and his younger sister are enjoying their time outside today! He keeps on feeling stronger each day from his surgery which is very good sign. Please remember him and his family in your prayers!
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Obert from Zambia on 3 days ago
It's breathtaking to see how Obert's father has been a pillar of support for him. He is now with him every step of his healing journey, we are glad that his perspective on healing has changed. Please continue praying for Obert and his dad!
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James from Kenya on 3 days ago
Somebody got their new leg today, and they’re pretty happy about it! Wanna guess who it is? Oh, James? Why yes -- you’re right! He spent most of his day at CURE for the fitting process. Some of James' get-well messages were asking him about his favorite things, so today we found out he loves reading for school, playing with his friends, and Sunday school. James has the funniest personality, so we can only imagine what it’s like to be his teacher, friend, classmate. It must be such an adventure! Thank Jesus with us that this fantastic kid will finally be able to walk to all the places he goes -- crutch free (when he’s comfortable)! We’ll catch him again on November 27th.
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Nkandu from Zambia on 3 days ago
Else, our Playroom Volunteer is helping Nkandu solve some mathematics problems! He truly enjoys being with books, so much so, that he moves around with them. Wherever he goes, the books go to! We are still waiting for the way forward on what is next for him but the foot that he had surgery on previously looks really good. Thank you for your prayers and support for Nkandu, please continue as we expect that he will soon have surgery on his other foot!
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Fredrick from Zambia on 3 days ago
Fredrick is back! He is doing well and his leg is coming up pretty good! Dr. Lastroni has prescribed physiotherapy for him so he will be with us for a few days for his physio sessions. Pastor Lubasi took advantage of his stay, he encouraged him and shared the love of Jesus Christ!
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Chimwemwe from Malawi on 3 days ago
Meet Chimwemwe! He's a chunky baby who came back with our outreach clinic to Thyolo yesterday! He's been casted for clubfoot at his local hospital but they've had a really difficult time with his legs because the casts are just constantly falling off of! Please pray that we have better luck here at CURE Malawi!
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Enock from Kenya on 3 days ago
“I was telling him to color in the lines,” Mama Enock told us today. Enock has had himself quite the time! He was scheduled to come for mobile clinic in three weeks, but then a bummer thing happened - the screw in his arm started coming out. “He’s too sad,” his mom said this morning. Enock’s eyes even got a bit misty. We brought him coloring books and that helped distract him. Plus -- he gets to go home and share the crayons with his family at home. His mom told us he loves sharing! Thankfully for Enock, his day was cheered by the fact he didn’t have to go to theatre and there is no infection and his bones have fused okay. We’re hoping to still see him at clinic in a few weeks! Pray for him in these next weeks because he needs to do physio to help with his range of motion.
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