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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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Sarah from Malawi on 3 days ago
Sarah's currently in the operating room! Dr. James and Dr. Karolina are hard at work, cutting the bones in her leg so that when they put on the frame it can manipulate the bone into alignment. Please pray for the rest of her surgery and her recovery!
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Andrew from Malawi on 3 days ago
Andrew is back for a wound inspection and was looking a bit teary after the bandage came off but still grabbing at everything as usual. Nolia says, "He was doing well, he's been playing, until yesterday when the dressing on his stomach from the skin graft fell off, then he started crying. I was supposed to come on the 19th but when I saw that the dressing fell off I decided to come a bit early."
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Frank from Malawi on 3 days ago
"I'm not using the chitenge (African fabric) to hold Frank on my back because he keeps standing up in it!" Mercy says while Sungi, who works upstairs and was passing by and helped to strap him in. Frank came in for a checkup today and is doing well! Mercy says, "I'm happy. His foot is much better than it was before. I would encourage those who are helping to pay for Frank's treatment to continue to do so for other children so they can have the same help. All I can say is thank you."
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Patricia from Malawi on 3 days ago
Patricia was fast asleep yesterday when we brought her messages, but she's a bit too young to understand them so we read them out to her mommy Beatrice. She says, "They should continue praying for me, please don't leave me alone, whether it be in times of joy or sorrow. I'm happy that Patricia is doing better now more than yesterday, she's not as sick anymore. I would tell parents of children who need surgery that they should trust God and not lose heart, the doctors are doing their job and can help."
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Mphatso from Malawi on 3 days ago
Yesterday we brought Mphatso your messages before her surgery today! She says, "I'm very thankful for the messages, and I'm happy. I'm happy the frame will be off tomorrow, because honestly, it's painful. I would ask them to pray that the surgery will go well, and that it will heal quickly since I need to go back to school in September. I'm entering Form I (7th Grade)."
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Timothy from Malawi on 3 days ago
We brought Timothy his messages yesterday! His response was a blasé, "Whatever you're doing, just keep on!" but then said a more serious, "Continue praying for me."

A family sent a picture of Minnie, a fluffy little dog in a sweater, and after some questioning, Timothy said, "I like the dog, it is very pretty, it has on a nice outfit. It is not a scary dog. If it was my dog, I would name it Bruce. I have a rabbit at home as a pet, but he doesn't have name."

We also asked if he wants prayers for anyone at home and if there's someone he misses. He told us, "I miss Miracle, my sister's daughter. She's two years old. I chase her when she annoys me. She deserves it because she provokes me. She's not that young because she can talk already. The other day I was eating nsima (porridge) and she stole my nsima and ran away! But I still miss her. You can pray for her." "Pray what for her?" "Pray."

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Evelyn from Malawi on 3 days ago
Evelyn had her surgery yesterday! Dr. Lubega fixed the bone in her ankle by cutting it and using a bone graft, but decided to try using just a skin graft on her ankle and try to heal the skin that way rather than the originally planned cross leg flap transfer. If the graft doesn't take and heal well though, we'll have to go back in and do the flap instead. Please pray that this way works as it's much less time and pain intensive for Evelyn!
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Evelyn from Malawi on Jun 13, 2018
We brought Evelyn messages this morning right before she went in for her big surgery! She says, "Thank you very much, please don't stop helping and help others as well. I'm feeling okay about my surgery; I'm not afraid." We told her we'd all be praying for her! Lucy says, "I'm very thankful to know I'm not the only one in this battle and there are others praying for us."
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Filla from Malawi on Jun 13, 2018
Filla was enjoying some time outside on the playground alone this afternoon! We went and spoke to him about how he feels about his upcoming surgery. Unfortunately, Friday is a holiday and we had a lot of children come in for surgery this week so his operation has been postponed until next week. "I'm tired of being inside, so I'm happy to be out here. I just have to wait patiently [for surgery] because all I want is help. I'm not scared because I've seen many of my friends come out of surgery and I see something good is coming from it so I'm not worried. I'm also not concerned about the frames since many of my friends have them."
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Jenita from Malawi on Jun 13, 2018
Jenita had her operation today! Dr. Linda released the flap of skin pulling her thumb back, and then took a skin graft from her tummy to cover the excess flesh from where we cut out the burned scar tissue. Please be praying for her while she recovers!
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Sarah from Malawi on Jun 13, 2018
"Yesterday I didn't have a coat, so my mother went and bought me this." It's cold here in Malawi, but Sarah has a lovely new coat! Poor Sarah, yesterday she was all set to go to the operating room but then because of some technical issues in the operating room we ran out of time and had to postpone it until Thursday! "I'm feeling bad that my operation was canceled yesterday, because it will prolong my stay here, but I'm happy because after my operation is done, every day I'll get closer to going home. I'm not scared because I've seen my friends going to theater and coming back. Please be praying that my operation tomorrow is successful."
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Maliana from Malawi on Jun 12, 2018
Maliana's back and showing off her gorgeous smile! Physio Janet says her hand is doing really well. Apparently her ring finger's first joint is a bit out of place, so she may be coming back in a year to have that operated on according to Dr. Linda. We're not sure why the wait, but we trust that the doctor knows best! The syndactyly has healed well though and now her fingers are all separate!
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Patience from Malawi on Jun 12, 2018
Avanell: "Patience, do you know what your name means?"

Patience: "No."

Funny explained it to him.

Avanell: "Are you being patient?"

Patience: "No! Ha!"

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Manuel from Malawi on Jun 12, 2018
Manuel is back for a checkup!

Funny: "How is your wound?"

Manuel: "There is a change."

Funny: "What is the change?"

Manuel: "Ah, there is a change!"

Funny: "How are your brothers?"

Manuel: "They are all good. I was happy to see them."

We clarified that the change to his wound is a positive change, so that's good! He says it's better but that he hasn't gone back to school yet. "My mother said that I should not go to school because she's worried about the stitches, and for now I agree with her on that."

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