Tihut made a pit stop at CURE Children's Hospital of Ethiopia recently. Although we missed her, her surgeon, Dr. Laurence, told us she was doing well and that her range of motion had improved. Tihut has a slight knee instability, which Dr. Laurence will keep an eye on, but for now, she will continue her physical therapy exercises and return to the hospital in three months. Please keep Tihut in your thoughts and prayers until then.
It is so good to see Birhane maintain her smile throughout her bowed leg treatment. Every photo we've ever taken of her has her beautiful smile, and we praise God for giving this strong 15-year-old the joy and strength she needs to continue her treatment journey. Birhane recently came to CURE Ethiopia for a check-up. Her surgeon, Dr. Laurence, examined her legs and wrote, "Birhane can walk and squat now. She will start the new school year soon." This is great news. However, Birhane’s left leg is a little undercorrected, so Dr. Laurence wants her back in a few months to see if she will need revision surgery. Please pray for her few months at home and school to be joyful and productive.
The time has come for Chaltu to continue her burn contracture treatment. She had been away for so long that she developed more contractures on her neck. Not to worry, though, because CURE Ethiopia is where patients can resume treatment even after many years. We're grateful to you, CURE friends and partners, for making this happen. Please pray for Chaltu's upcoming surgery to be safe and successful.
Thank you, CURE friends, for the prayers and messages you have sent Amreya. This tough 9-year-old recently returned to the OR to begin the second phase of her surgical treatment. Amreya's first phase included Dr. Stefano debriding and inserting bone cement into the bone gap before applying an external fixation. This time, the bone cement was removed, and some bone was grafted to Amreya's right tibia (shinbone). Amreya still has the metal frame around her leg, but she is one step closer to the finish line. Please send her more encouraging messages as she recovers from this surgery.
And just like that, the metal plates in Bereket's knees have been removed! Former Fellow Dr. Nardos (right) did the honors with OR Nurse Mekdes (left) and sent Bereket back to the orthopedic ward to recover. Praise God for Bereket's milestone. We ask that you continue praying for and supporting this young man until his healing is complete. Thank you!