Yalemwork's first surgery at CURE Children's Hospital of Ethiopia helped her move her neck better than ever. Now that her surgical wounds had healed, Dr. Tesfaye called Yalemwork back to the OR to release further contractures on her neck. After the successful one-hour procedure, Yalemwork was taken to the ward to rest and recover. We know this resilient young girl will heal in no time, but please keep her in your prayers and send her encouraging messages to help her know she has people rooting for her!
"I can't wait to see the smile on her face with her corrected lip," smiled Layhana, Halimatou's mother, while holding her daughter and making her smile. We are convinced that God will intervene in Halimatou's operation, her life, and that of her parents. Please join us in praying that God will direct this operation and give our doctors success. Thank you for your prayers!
Brave little Addis went to the OR recently to have surgery on her right leg. Her surgeon, Dr. Laurence, performed a distal femoral osteotomy, which involved cutting the bone in Addis' right leg, just above the knee joint, to correct her knee alignment. Afterward, Addis was wheeled to the recovery room where PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) nurse Elelan closely monitored her until it was safe to return to the ward. We want to thank the dedicated CURE Ethiopia OR staff for ensuring surgeries are performed safely and successfully.
We're happy to report that Wako has recovered well from his cleft lip surgery and has been given the all-clear to continue healing from home. His mom, Kabale, can now go home and proudly show off her son's treated lip. She reminded us what she said before her son Wako even began treatment, “I am overjoyed! Now that my son's cleft lip is treated, I will go back to my community and loudly proclaim that my son is not a hyena but a human being, created by God and capable of doing what all other human beings can do!” Thank you, CURE friends and Smile Train, for bringing joy and hope back to Kabale's life. Rejoice because God is changing the lives and perceptions of millions through you!
April, who has been using a wheelchair since being released from the hospital, was back at the OPD for her evaluation. Her doctors are pleased by her progress and believe it’s time for her to ambulate using crutches. Afterward, April visited the physical therapist, who provided crutches and instructed her on how to use them. She will return to CURE Zimbabwe in a few months for another assessment. Your prayers and encouraging messages will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!