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Evance from Malawi on 2 days ago
"I am going home tomorrow! Yesterday, Chifundo's mom gave my mom her phone so she could call home to tell my family. I got to talk to my sister. I was so excited to tell her I was coming home. Now I have casts. I am in pain, but it is better than the frames."

Evance took his last picture for a while. He is scheduled to return to the hospital on January 14th. Please keep him in your prayers as he travels home to Zomba tomorrow morning and for his speedy recovery!

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Tilone from Malawi on 2 days ago
Tilone is loving the new foam cube she gets to wear under her arm! She calls it her "mwana" which means "baby" in Chichewa. Today she blew up one of the nurse's medical latex gloves to play with as a balloon. She is having a great time trying to keep the "balloon" off the ground by only using her cube to hit it up in the air. Tilone will be having a wound inspection next week and after that will be working on obstruction exercises with our physio team! Please keep Tilone in your prayers as she is healing and enjoying the hospital!
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Evance from Malawi on 3 days ago
Evance had his frames removed today! We walked along side him from beginning to end throughout the process as his heart raced from being so nervous for surgery and the removal. He told us we could take the photo from his perspective and write his status today, since he would be tired after surgery. Dr. James told us he would later need a tendon transfer and Dr. Karolina said it would take time for the balls on the side of his feet to heal and shift as he builds padding for his new heal. Please keep Evance in your prayers while he is resting and recovering and that he isn't in too much pain when he wakes up!
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Chifuniro from Malawi on 3 days ago
"Chifuniro has one of the brightest smiles in the hospital," one of the guardians told us while pointing across the ward at Chifuniro laughing. Chifuniro's smile really does beam! He has been in a lot of pain with his frame turns, but is staying strong and gets excited every time he gets his picture taken. He loves seeing what he looks like in detail. It's hard to get Chifuniro to smile from a distance, so we usually have to go up to him and pull up his cheeks to get his smile started so he can finish it and make it last. It's the cutest thing! Today he took some silly photos and wanted to say, "thank you for praying for me!" He is continuing his physio and his frame turns and is hopeful to have his frames removed soon. Thanks for loving on, supporting and praying for Chifuniro during his time here at CURE Malawi!
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Chifundo from Malawi on 3 days ago
Guess who's back and in for surgery! Superman! Chifundo is back in the hospital and was first into the operating room for surgery this morning. He had an osteotomy, where Dr. James and Dr. Karolina released the nerve in Chifundo's right leg and drilled at his right bone to straighten his leg. Chifundo was quiet when he first came in, but he was also a little nervous for surgery, so his fun personality will be back in no time! He is out of the operating room resting now and we laughed with his mom when we discovered he is a violent sleeper, practically hanging off all sides of his bed. He will most likely be in a lot of pain when he wakes up, as it was an intense surgery, so please keep Chifundo in your prayers as he recovers!
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Elliot from Malawi on 3 days ago
Elliot is on crutches! He seems to be handling this whole process with so much strength and grace. We walked with him to physio today, dancing our way up the ramp, and during his pinsite care, the physio team told us things are going well! He isn't having much pain and is enjoying his time in the hospital. Thanks for praying for Elliot as he continues healing here with us at CURE Malawi!
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Elliot from Malawi on Dec 04, 2018
Elliot has a new profound love for balloons! We gave him a balloon yesterday afternoon and he played with it all night and all morning. His cousin Mayeso says he can't put it down. Elliot told us he still loves dribbling bouncy balls, but bouncing the balloon in the air is more fun! After continuing to play with the balloon all morning, even passing it around to the staff during ward rounds, he finally put it down to go sing songs in the playroom! He really enjoyed singing and playing with the other kids in the hospital! The doctors have advised Elliot to continue pin site care and playing with his new favorite balloon!
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Chifuniro from Malawi on Dec 04, 2018
Chifuniro made a new friend! Greg Bellig, our Chief Medical Officer at CURE International in the States is here visiting CURE Malawi with his son, Miles! Miles has been hanging out in the playroom- coloring, blowing up balloons and passing out lollipops! Chifuniro can't stop smiling with all the fun things Miles has brought to CURE Malawi. The two of them are close in age and have become best buds!

Chifuniro is continuing his turns and Dr. James says he may be ready to have his frames off at the end of next week - we sure hope so! Chifuniro has been such a trooper through all the pain! We are so glad he is feeling good today and has a new friend to keep him entertained!

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Tilone from Malawi on Dec 04, 2018
Tilone is in the operating room! Dr. Lubega, assisted by Maureen, is releasing her upper arm by creating a z-plasty. Tilone was smiling and ready for surgery before going in. She had no fear and was excited for more progress. Please keep her in your prayers while she is having surgery and for her smooth recovery!
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Tilone from Malawi on Dec 03, 2018
Welcome back Tilone! She’s just come into CURE Malawi this week, but she’s walked these halls before! Tomorrow she’ll be having her fourth operation and her mom Chimwemwe says, “I can see great change. God is doing great things for my daughter through CURE.” Tilone has been in the playroom all day coloring and playing with balloons! She loves the hospital and says she isn’t scared for surgery tomorrow. After four operations, this girl can take on anything! Please keep her in your prayers tomorrow while she is in the operating room!
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Evance from Malawi on Dec 03, 2018
"I went to the playroom today! We played with balloons. The doctors told me I am getting my frames off Thursday and I am counting down the days. Lex took me everywhere around the hospital because I will be going home soon, so I have to try everything. I am so excited to go home and I am so excited to get my frames removed!"
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Chifuniro from Malawi on Nov 30, 2018
Chifuniro is continuing his frame turns! Today he watched a video of himself on Storyteller Alexis' phone and laughed with the biggest smile watching it over and over. His mom told us he had never seen a video of himself and loved watching him "alive!" All of the kid's ward surrounded him smiling at the contagious joy he contained! It's always great to see Chifuniro smiling! Please continue to keep him in your prayers!
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Flora from Malawi on Nov 30, 2018
Flora played lots of games today! It started off with soccer where she taught Storyteller Alexis how to head the ball and kicked it around the hospital with her right foot. She jokingly pretended she would kick the ball with her left foot with the frame to give everyone a scare. Flora loves to joke around! She later played cards with Alexis and won just about every time. No wonder she says she always wins gambling her farm eggs and peas back home. Flora will be discharged tomorrow and the doctors have advised her to clean her wounds well so she will not come back with another problem! Please keep Flora in your prayers and that she doesn't get an infection while she is away! We plan to see her back again on January 28th!
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Elliot from Malawi on Nov 29, 2018
Elliot had his first surgery today and it was six hours long! The doctors placed to frames on both his legs and "worked magic!" Dr. James told us. Dr James, Dr. Karolina and Dr. Andrew were very focused for this long surgery and absolutely loved operating on Elliot! Elliot is out of surgery resting now, but told us before going in that he was very excited, giving us a high five! Please keep Elliot in your prayers as her recovers from such an intense surgery!
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Elliot from Malawi on Nov 28, 2018
Meet Elliot! We first met him a month ago at the Mangochi clinic and he already had captured our hearts with his sweet smile. During ward rounds this morning, he sat staring and smiling at us until we looked up. "Hey! Mangochi!" we said! He smiled, nodding yes, and gave us a high five. It's always great to see someone again in a different location, knowing they made the same journey as you!

Today Elliot has been chilling around the hospital, dribbling a bouncy ball, so we decided to bounce the ball with him and ask him some fun facts about himself. He says, "My favorite colors are blue and orange. I love to eat nsima and goat meat with vegetables and my favorite fruit would have to be mangos because I am from MANGOchi!" We laughed. What a fun kid!

Elliot will be having his first major operation tomorrow. He is very excited and shared, "I am excited about surgery because I know I am finally going to be okay. I am finally going to be like everyone else. I am finally going to be normal." Please keep Elliot in your prayers while he is in the operating room tomorrow!

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