Ethiopia - Age 2
Smiley face Martha is doing well and patiently waiting for her procedure. She was expected to have her surgery last Friday, but that did not happen because of unforeseen circumstances. Thankfully, she is going to have her surgery tomorrow! Please join us in praying for her surgery to go smoothly.
Kenya - Age 7
Imelda went to the operating room and had her left foot operated on. The surgeon told us that the target was to get her leg as straight as possible and that involved cutting a piece of bone at an angle and joining the rest using surgical pins to have the bone grow while it is straight. The surgery was successful, and we thank God for that! Please pray for Imelda’s recovery process.
Ethiopia - Age 8
Salhadin and his mom, Taiba, are feeling more and more at home in the long-term ward here at CURE Children's Hospital of Ethiopia. Salhadin spends his days watching TV and playing, while his mom shares life experiences with other CURE moms. The counseling team has been following up on the family's emotional progress since day one. Our counselor, Umer, is seen here talking to Taiba about her family and allowing her to debrief some of the trauma she experienced the day of her son's burn accident. He then offered her family counseling, teaching her ways that she can protect her son's emotional wellbeing. Salhadin is expected to have his first procedure tomorrow. Please join us in praying for his surgery to go well.
Zimbabwe - Age 17
We bumped into Beckham-Lee at our outpatient clinic this morning. She came in for a dressing change and left with more than just a fresh bandage -- she received a CURE care kit! We didn't get a chance to hand her this kit (which includes a face mask and hand sanitizer) before she was discharged, and so we did so today. She will be back for a change of dressing at the end of the week. Please keep her in your prayers, and send her a message to let her know you're thinking of her.
Uganda - Infant
"I have been breaking down a lot, but ever since I came to CURE Uganda and seen other conditions and interacted with the staff, I have hope and I know my son will be well," Naome told us. She was also intrigued by the fact that she was not asked for any money for the services she is receiving -- then we told her about you! She sends her love and gratitude to you. Please continue praying for Jonathan's healing and her peace.