CUREkids Updates

Nick Angela

Philippines - Infant
February 3, 2023

Nick Angela and Mommy Mary Ann got up earlier than usual because Nick Angela was the first patient in line for surgery in the operating room. Mommy Mary Ann joined Nick Angela inside the waiting room area while the anesthesiologist and nurses prepped the medication and instruments needed for the surgery. After everything was lined up and Nick Angela had been put to sleep, Mary Ann bade goodbye to her daughter with a heavy and anxious heart. “I feel sorry that my child has to go through this pain at such a young age,” she confided with one of our staff from spiritual ministry, Mary Ann. Mary Ann spent time comforting Mommy Mary Ann, explaining to her that healing is a process which often involves pain, but it will alter the course of her daughter’s life for the better. They then prayed together, allowing Mommy Mary Ann to lift her worries to God and entrust Him for the healing of Nick Angela. After several hours of waiting, the medical team successfully repaired Nick Angela’s lip, and she was reunited with Mommy Mary Ann! Thank you for praying!

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Oumarou

Niger - Age 4
February 2, 2023

Oumarou and Batouli, one of our other patients, speak the same language; "Fulfulde." This makes it easier for them to communicate. Oumarou told her that he likes to stay at CURE Niger because he can see that his legs are getting better, and he can play a lot here. He came for a follow-up, after which Sodogaz(from the physical therapy team) did a physical therapy demonstration to teach Oumarou's grandmother how to help Oumarou exercise at home. Oumarou will return for his next appointment in three months. Please continue to keep him in your prayers and send him get-well messages!

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Batouli

Niger - Age 14
February 2, 2023

"In our small village, there are not many children, but we still meet to play and tell stories. The fact that Batouli stays at home with her mother a lot more has meant that she has learned to help with all the housework that her mother does. "I even know how to cook rice and beans, even macaroni," she said, smiling to Oumarou when we found them talking. She also adds that even though she is in her village, she never stops praying, as she learned with Aunty Salamatou (from the CURE Niger spiritual team). And that her mom is doing the same. "Even my father now likes it when my mom and I talk about Jesus," Batouli says happily. Dr. Shelley told her that her healing is improving well. And that she needs to keep taking her bone-strengthening medication. Please keep her in your thoughts until she returns in three months, or we are sure she will have a lot to tell us.

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Safoura

Niger - Age 11
February 2, 2023

Safoura, after her cast change, continues to participate in activities with the other children. Safaatou encouraged her by showing her pictures from when she couldn't walk. "I have learned to trust God, and I am still confident that I will get better," Safoura says with a smile. She will go home and return to the hospital with us in three months. Please continue to encourage her and tell her about God's miracles.

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Abdoul Rachid

Niger - Age 11
February 2, 2023

Abdoul Rachid never sits still. Dr. Shelley ordered that he be taken to the OR to wash out the wound on his leg that had become infected. Before that, he took the opportunity to draw, color, and especially to talk to the nurses, who teased him not to scream when the doctor touched his leg. Smiling, Abdoul Rachid said that sometimes he cries because of pain, and he promised them he would not cry. Everything went well, and our dear friend came out smiling. He will continue changing his bandages every two days to ensure his recovery is improving. Your encouragement and prayers are like therapy for Abdoul Rachid. Please continue to help him maintain his healing. Thank you!

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