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Mary from Malawi on 2 days ago
Mary had her cast change yesterday, not today! Unfortunately, she really doesn't like having her cast changed. It's painless getting ponseti but it can be a bit scary for a little kid, especially the saw to get your cast off. No worries though, she was up and smiling again afterwards! She'll have another cast change on Monday, please pray that she's less scared next time! https://youtu.be/BPKWgmWZQ1w
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William from Malawi on 2 days ago
William's operation went well yesterday and now he's happily recovering in the ward! Dr. Lubega and Dr. Mak made a zig-zag series of cuts across the raised scars and then repositioned them so that the skin goes back together flat and flexible. Because they didn't need a skin graft, he'll have a wound inspection on Monday and may be able to go home from there!
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Chisomo from Malawi on 2 days ago
Chisomo is finally going home, a week after we thought he would be leaving! We brought him get-well messages this morning before he headed out.

He says, "I will continue to do physio at home as I have been told. My leg is much better now than before and I can see a huge change. Before coming here, I wrote my Grade 5 exams and I am looking forward to getting my results and continuing my education. I have one request, continue to do all the good things CURE has been doing for me and my family. Do the same to all who will come here and I am so thankful."

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Stella from Malawi on 2 days ago
Stella had her wound inspection today and it looked good so she's heading home! We brought her get-well messages and she really enjoyed hearing from you all! She says she's excited to go home and play with her little brother Brian, and that she doesn't have any pain. We'll see her again September 4th for a checkup and she'll be booked for her next operation!
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Faith from Malawi on 2 days ago
Yesterday we had several old clubfoot patients come in for a frame research study to see the long term prognosis for frame cases! Mphatso first came in November 2015 and she came back and it's amazing to see how far she's come. Like Faith, she had a left clubfoot and had a frame to bring it into position!.She and Faith were chatting yesterday afternoon and we're sure it was encouraging to Faith to see Mphatso's corrected foot!
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Chisomo from Malawi on 3 days ago
Chisomo got his shoe today and was wearing it! It's quite an apparatus - he has a knee brace on too. Now that he has it, he and his mom can go back to Lilongwe!
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Stella from Malawi on 3 days ago
Stella's doing well! She was chilling out back this morning and has been hanging out with the other kids in the ward!
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Chisomo from Malawi on 3 days ago
Chisomo is back! We haven't seen him for four years but he's doing so amazing - and we got a chance to meet his little brother Emmanuel too! CURE is doing research on post-op frame patients with clubfoot, and Chisomo is a brilliant success case. You can barely tell any difference between his foot that had clubfoot and his foot that was normal! His mom says, "My son is so much better now. He is able to play football and he walks to school without pain or discomfort!"
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Mayamiko from Malawi on 3 days ago
Mayamiko came in today for a research project about the outcomes from frames on clubfoot! Unfortunately she's one of the ones who hasn't had as good an outcome, her feet are still tight and it looks as if her clubfoot is reoccurring. Dr. Karolina had us take a video of her walking to show Dr. James when he is back from vacation, and instructed her dad to bring her to their local follow up clinic as she is most likely going to be booked for another operation. When clubfoot is treated in infancy with casting there is a very high, over 90% success rate and low rates of reoccurrence, but for older children like Mayamiko the outcome is usually not as good. We are working to raise awareness in Malawi about how easy it is to treat this condition as long as you get help early! Please be praying for her, as she still has difficulties walking and can't go to school everyday because of it, and will probably need another surgery.
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Chosadziwa from Malawi on 3 days ago
Chosadziwa came in today to participate in a clubfoot frame research study! We were so happy to see how well he's doing! He still doesn't walk quite as easily as someone who had their clubfoot treated as a baby, but it's a huge improvement compared to what it was. He says, "When I came here I hoped I would become better, but I never imagined myself walking like I can walk today! It's like I have been reborn without any deformity. My life has transformed, from zero walking to jumping and dancing with joy. I am so thankful to CURE and all the donors who helped with my treatment." He went on to explain how he is a better person in his walk with Jesus and is going to church!
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Josephy from Malawi on 3 days ago
Josephy is back for the first time since October 2016 and giving us his skeptical baby face again! He was supposed to come to follow up appointments since then, but his dad moved to Mozambique for work and took Chikondi and Josephy with him. Unfortunately while he was away, he outgrew his braces so his clubfoot has come back a little, but it's super mild and Physio Patrick says he should be fine now that they've given him new braces that fit! He'll be back November 17th for another checkup appointment, please pray they can make it!
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Faith from Malawi on 3 days ago
Faith has finally figured out how to say the name "Avanell" without tripping up - she's calling me by my real name more than she calls me "Chimzy", her nickname for me, now! I asked her to tell me a story and she ended up telling me a story about me! https://youtu.be/2xaU6_BagD0
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Shamira from Malawi on 3 days ago
Shamira is back! Her mom showed us that she's wearing her little t-shirt from the clubfoot walk! She's doing well and just had a checkup to make sure everything was going well and that her braces still fit. We'll see her again October 12!
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Bertha from Malawi on 3 days ago
Bertha came in for a checkup and is doing well, Patricia is so happy! We'll see her again August 17th!
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William from Malawi on 3 days ago
William's waiting for his surgery! He doesn't seem too thrilled at the idea of fasting before his operation, but he'll go in soon and can eat afterwards. Please be praying his surgery goes smoothly!
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