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Gloria from Ethiopia on Yesterday
With the final discharge date approaching, emotions are ranging between excitement to be going home, impatience because the discharge isn't here just yet, and joy about how far we've come in this process!
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Meriyem from Ethiopia on Yesterday
While Meriyem's sister Fatuma is still working on gaining strength, the CURE Ethiopia physical therapists are continuing to find ways to challenge Meriyem and encourage her to get stronger. Todays physical therapy task was to stand up from a seated position without using the support bars. It was definite work for Meriyem, but she stuck with it and got her reps in!
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Agegnhu from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Agegnhu's surgery was a success! Dr. Tesfaye released all of melted skin between Agegnhu's three toes and Agegnhu has five toes again! Now Agegnhu is in the ward recovering and resting! Please continue praying for him.
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Lucy from Kenya on Yesterday
“It’s okay baby, the pain will soon be over!” Peris encouraged her Lucy about the normal post-op pain. We are super grateful for mums who do everything in their power to make sure their children are okay. One such mum is Peris who absolutely loves her daughter and can, to some extent, feel her pain. Thankfully though, our nurses are looking out for the both of them. Please pray for God’s healing touch that Lucy will be out of pain soon!
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Lewis from Kenya on Yesterday
It is very strange to see Lewis sitting still. But rest is what he needs so he can heal and recover. We found his mum on her toes, watching him and making sure he is comfortable. Lewis is in some pain which is expected after surgery but the nurses are making sure that he is sorted in terms of pain killers and any other medication needed. Please pray for the pain to go away and that we will see the all smiley Lewis again before he leaves to go home!
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Liam from the Philippines on Yesterday
Liam was excited to undergo surgery so the doctors can finally make his smile “wow”, according to him. He was scheduled later in the day which meant he had to go longer without food or drink since you're not allowed those before surgery. He was a little upset and cranky because of hunger pangs, but thank God, he was wheeled down to the OR a little after lunchtime! Doctor Andrew and the team did some tedious work stitching together Liam’s lip and palate. Since his two front teeth were a bit protruding, Liam might need to see an orthodontist but that will be for a later time. For now, we celebrate with Liam’s family for this milestone in his healing journey! Thank you for praying!
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Ian from the Philippines on Yesterday
Ian was as ready as he could be when he went down the OR first thing this morning. Patient Ministry Coordinator Mary Ann prayed for him right before he was given some medicine to make him fall asleep. Not long after Ian dozed off, the medical team began the procedure. Since a portion of Ian’s humerus (the long bone located between the elbow and the shoulder) was broken, the team worked on putting the pieces back together and secured them using some pins. Afterwards, they finished up by putting Ian’s arm in a splint to ensure that his bone grows back in its proper alignment. Menchie is relieved to finally see her son in the recovery room and she thanks God and everyone who made Ian’s surgery possible!
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Abdoul Malik from Niger on 2 days ago
Abdoul Malik is here and ready for surgery! He's full of energy and excited for his fingers to finally be straight again!
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Abdoul Malik from Niger on 2 days ago
Abdoul Malik is here and ready for surgery! He's been enjoying playing with some of our ward toys and entertaining his little brother. Please pray for him as he prepares for his operation!
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Haouaou from Niger on 2 days ago
Haouaou is back for more physical therapy! Even though she's pretty serious in this photo, she's more and more happy every time we meet - she now greets us excitedly when she sees us, but only months ago she wouldn't even open her mouth. It's cool to see her clearly feeling comfortable and at ease here - keep praying for her physical, spiritual and emotional healing as she continues her arm-strengthening exercises with us.
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Souleymane from Niger on 2 days ago
Souleymane is back for one of his first bandage changes! He's probably one of the bounciest and most exploratory toddlers we've met in a long time - his mom has a big job keeping him out of trouble, because he likes to grab EVERYTHING. We pray that his natural joy will help him through the healing process - keep praying for him as he continues to recover from surgery!
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Agegnhu from Ethiopia on 2 days ago
We found Agegnhu on his bed doing a little drawing in his text book to keep himself busy while waiting for his turn to the OR. Please keep this young man in your prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!
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Lucy from Kenya on 2 days ago
Lucy’s procedure was quite long for the surgeons who did it. They operated on both her legs as well as her right hand which also needed some minor correction. While it was long, it was ultimately successful and the surgeons eliminated Lucy's knock knees! We are grateful to God for the strength of the surgeons!
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Lewis from Kenya on 2 days ago
Lewis had his surgery! We spoke to the surgeon who did the procedure, and he told us that they did a lesser intrusive procedure mainly because Lewis’ deformity wasn’t very severe. He told us that simply by releasing some soft tissues in both of Lewis' feet, he was able realign the feet, straightening them out! We thank God for our surgeons and for giving them the knowledge they need to do all these procedures. Please pray for Lewis’ recovery after a successful surgery.
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Prince from the Philippines on 2 days ago
The soreness is gone and Prince is back to giving away handsome smiles! Though his grin was put on hold while his stitches were being removed, we celebrate the fact that Prince is now cleft-lip free! The next step is to get his cleft palate fixed. But we'll give him a few months to rest until we schedule him for another surgery. For now, he can show-off his brand new smile to his family. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to walk with Prince during his healing!
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