Zimbabwe - Age 10
The doctors gave Sibusiso the green light to go home early this morning. He and his grandmother Roseline slipped out before we got to say goodbye properly, but we expect to see him again in a few weeks for a check up. "I have seen the goodness and kindness of God through what you are doing at CURE. I am so grateful that my grandson can be treated and many other children with disabilities," Roseline told us with gratitude in her eyes. Keep Sibusiso and his family in your prayers as he recovers from home.
Zimbabwe - Age 7
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. Tamia's surgery went well, and she is recovering in the ward. She will be stay over the weekend to prepare for her second procedure next week. In the meantime, she is resting comfortably occupying herself with some coloring books. Tamia had a bit of a hard night last night, but her mother and the nurses are taking good care of her. Please continue to pray for her and feel free to send her a message.
Ethiopia - Age 8
Salhadin has been in bed ever since he got his first procedure three days ago, so you can imagine how happy he was to be outside today enjoying the fresh air. Our child mentor, Temesgen, brought him some animated movies he could watch and also read him some of the get well messages you sent him which encouraged him! He will have a dressing change next week, please continue to pray for his quick recovery.
Ethiopia - Age 10
Look at that priceless smile from Demke! He is waiting outside the OR in this photo. He moved to the main ward yesterday after a skin graft procedure. Dr. Tesfaye has planned to take some skin from his right thigh and groin area and graft it to Demke's right knee where the burn contracture was released. Demke has already gotten used to the OR so he showed no signs of fear. This photo is proof of how brave he is! Please continue to pray for this fearless boy.
Ethiopia - Age 10
After a week of waiting in the hospital, Amare finally had his surgery yesterday! His Uncle Mengesha was especially relieved. Here we can see the Anesthesia Team preparing Amare for surgery. Dr. Tesfaye then came in and did what he always does, released the contracture beautifully! Amare will spend some time in the hospital recovering. He can not go back home yet because he lives very far away from Addis Ababa. The medical staff is discussing where best to keep him for the time being. Please continue to pray for Amare as he recovers from his procedure.