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Loveness from Malawi on Today
Loveness is doing well today! More good news - she gets to go home tomorrow! We're glad we managed to get a smile out of her before then. She'll need to have the frame on for about three months before we can take it off, and we'll be lengthening her leg about two centimeters - which won't take that long. The three months is so that everything heals! Please be praying for her as she travels tomorrow!
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Fatima from Malawi on Today
Fatima had her operation today! The doctors used the X-ray machine to double check where they needed to make cuts, then cut her femurs in a couple places and put a rod through to hold them straight and in place. It turns out, she doesn't need surgery for her tibias, so they just did the femurs! Please be praying for her as she recovers.
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Fahima from Malawi on Today
Fahima's gone home! We didn't manage to grab a recent photo of her before she left, but we had this cute one of her waving (as always) from last week. Her hand must have looked really good since usually there's two wound inspections once a week before kids with skin grafts leave. Please be praying for her as she continues to heal at home. We'll hopefully see her again at our outreach clinic in Nkhotakota in 2018!
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Bertha from Malawi on Today
Bertha's huge now! We almost didn't recognize her now that she's a toddler and no longer a baby! She was happily screeching and we thought she was a cute baby. Then, we recognized her mom and realized it was Bertha! Patricia says, "I'm seeing an improvement since I started coming here with CURE. I'm so happy that my daughter is healed!"
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Liness from Malawi on Today
While we were away, Liness came back and had her braces put on. She's come back again today, and it's the first time we've seen her in several months. We were a bit shocked - Liness looked like she's doing very poorly. We saw her first thing so they could go back to Queen's Public Hospital for ward rounds there. We spoke to Alinafe and apparently Liness has a medical condition which is causing problems with her heart. Please be praying hard for Alinafe. She's concerned about her baby and is having a hard time. Also, be praying for Liness, as she's looking quite thin and is very sick. Pray that the doctors here in Malawi will be able to heal her.
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Hajira from Malawi on Today
It's been two weeks since we last spotted the elusive Hajira, but she's back today! She had her MRI yesterday and, upon review, Dr. James doesn't want to go forward with her surgery until he's had the spinal surgeon from Queens Public Hospital check it out. If she does need a spinal operation, she'll need to have it before any surgery for her feet, so it's important to check these things! Please continue to pray for her!
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Margret from Malawi on Yesterday
Margret's back in physio! She says she's feeling a lot better than on Monday - they gave her a ton of antibiotics and they seem to be working, even the wound looks better! She is also getting a bit of a foot drop from not walking enough, so that's why she's back to physio!
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Rahim from Malawi on Yesterday
“Even though I am not a Christian, I am very happy with the prayers that are being offered here at CURE on daily basis since I came. Its really nice to be taught and encouraged with the Word of God because we are who we are today because of His power. To be very honest, I have learned a lot of spiritual things that I didn’t know. I am very grateful for CURE hospital. May God bless it and all the people have helped me and Rahim,” Esnart, Rahim's mother told us today. We're so glad we can provide not only physical, but also emotional and spiritual support for Rahim and Esnart! Rahim was a little less eloquent than his mom, and just said he's been learning a lot from the prayers and that he loves the playroom!
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Fatima from Malawi on Yesterday
We took a photo of Fatima, and immediately after a photo of Nelson and were thinking between the two of them they have a complete set of teeth! We love their toothy grins! Nelson is a very difficult clubfoot patient - he's so chubby his casts slip off almost every day, so he's been here for over a month. Unfortunately, he's very good natured about all of it!

We learned more about Fatima's condition today! Apparently her metabolic disease means that she's resistant to vitamin D - she doesn't have the enzyme required to process the vitamin - which means that she has rickets because of the lack of vitamin D in her bones. She'll be having surgery tomorrow to straighten all of her bones at once, then she'll have casts and be carried for 6 weeks! Please be praying for her!

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Clara from Malawi on Yesterday
Clara's been off in Lilongwe getting her CAFOs. We asked her mother to call us once she got them and was done, but they haven't communicated with the physiotherapists so we're just assuming that they received the CAFOs and went home without calling us, which is pretty normal. Please be praying for Clara as she learns to walk in her CAFOs!
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Luka from Malawi on 2 days ago
Luka stopped in for a check-up. He's doing well and will be back in four months. He needs to come in every so often because of his brittle bones, as he outgrows the rush rods currently in his legs he will need new ones. Please be praying for him!
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Andrew from Malawi on 2 days ago
We swear we saw Andrew today, but besides from this photo there is no evidence he was here! His name isn't in the clinic notes, and Dr. Maina swore he didn't see him. We checked with the physiotherapists and they didn't see him either. Our Spiritual Staff remembers talking to him, though. We thought maybe we were going crazy and this boy just looked like Andrew, but he was booked to come on this date and that definitely looked like his mom. We're thinking maybe he and his mom had to leave for some sort of emergency before they could see the doctor. He looks healthy enough, but still please be praying for him!
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Rahim from Malawi on 3 days ago
Rahim had a cast change today! He did not enjoy it and was crying a bit. Please be praying that he will be brave next time! Casting doesn't hurt the kids but often it's a scary process for them. Otherwise Rahim is doing well and his feet are slowly improving!
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Loveness from Malawi on 3 days ago
Loveness is doing well! Physical therapist Ndapile says she's working on walking. Unfortunately, the "shoe" part of her frame is a little bit shorter than some of the metal bits so she was slipping about a bit, so the physical therapists are adding another pad to the bottom of her shoe so it's easier to walk.
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Margret from Malawi on 3 days ago
Margret is back for her four-week check-up. Unfortunately, Dr. James' fears were realized, and she's managed to get a bad infection. It doesn't look like her family was cleaning the frame very well, so she's been admitted for a week to have IV antibiotics as well as regular pinsite care for at least a week. We'll try to teach her dad how to clean the frames again and hopefully he'll understand how important it is now! Unfortunately, it's very hot and dusty down in Chikwawa so even with the best care there's a risk of infection. Please be praying for her! She's getting a bit sick of the frames and wants to go back to school and play, but they need to stay on for a couple more months before all the bones will be healed enough for that.
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