Mark Jay has returned to Tebow CURE for his surgery! He and his mom are excited and eagerly waiting for his healing journey to begin. Mark Jay shared with us that once his forearm deformity is corrected, he hopes to play his favorite game, Dampa. Dampa is a cherished traditional Filipino game. It is a strategy game played by two or more people using rubber bands known as “lastiko." The game's objective is to untangle a stack of rubber bands by striking an air pocket against the ground using one's palm. Mark Jay hasn’t been able to play this game since his accident. With your help, prayers, and support, he can once again find joy in playing his favorite game. We can’t wait to witness his transformation and healing. Please join us in praying for his treatment to yield desirable results.
Carlite, her brother Fritz, and the rest of their family have been away from their city for quite some time. They chose to be here so that Carlite and fellow CUREkid Fritz's treatment wouldn’t be interrupted. Because Carlite’s right knee had healed well from her previous surgery, she is now back to undergo surgery on her left knee. Once Carlite was in the OR and under anesthesia, the surgical team performed two procedures known as femoral shortening and Quadricepsplast. Femoral shortening involves intentionally reducing the length of a portion of the thigh bone (femur) to treat leg length discrepancies. By shortening the longer femur, the surgical team aims to equalize the length of Carlite’s legs, thereby improving balance and overall function. On the other hand, Quadricepsplast, or quadriceps lengthening or release, is a surgical procedure performed on the knee joint. It involves releasing or lengthening the quadriceps muscle and tendon (the large muscle at the front of the thigh responsible for knee straightening). Carlite underwent major surgery today, so we ask all of you to join us in praying for her smooth recovery.
Following the success of his surgery, Brenton is in the ward recovering and looking forward to being able to participate in activities with his friends. Thank you, CURE friends, for your generous donations and support that have made this possible. Please keep Brenton in your thoughts and prayers.
Hello friends. We want to inform you that Faith’s doctor is pleased with her recovery and has given her the all-clear for discharge. Faith's mom, Concy, pleased by the support she received, said, “I felt at home during the time I spent here at the hospital. The only thing I can say to the staff and donors is God bless you in abundance. We will testify about everything you and God have done in our lives.” Faith will return to the hospital for review after one month. We continue to keep them in our prayers.
Elshaday's treated right leg is healing well; praise God! It's healing so well that her surgeon, Dr. Laurence, decided it was time to perform a similar procedure on her left leg. Dr. Laurence recently called Elshaday to the OR to surgically repositioned her left dislocated knee cap and make more corrections to align her whole leg. He ended the procedure by applying a long cast on Elshaday's leg. This surgery will help keep Elshaday's left leg in the correct position while she heals. We are grateful to all CURE Ethiopia staff who work tirelessly to benefit the lives of the children we serve!