Niger - Age 13
Souraya has some mild pain in her leg after surgery. Nevertheless she and her mum are really happy because the surgery was successful! Dr. Uli inserted k-wires plate in her right leg that will help swing her bone back into proper alignment, addressing her bowed legs over time. While Souraya was in the surgery room, her mother heard more about Jesus from our Spiritual Team and she prayed to Him. She acknowledged that He is the Son of God, and she is willing to know more about Him. Souraya is resting well for the moment. Thank you for giving Souraya the chance to have the surgery and the opportunity for her and her mom to hear about God during their stay with us. Please send her a word of encouragement as she recovers in the ward with the help of our nurses and her mother. God bless you!
Ethiopia - Age 1
Seven months after her last visit, Amenen came back to CURE Ethiopia for a cleft palate procedure. She was the first to go into the Operating Theatre this morning, so we didn't get a chance to say hello. Dr. Tesfaye, as he always does, beautifully closed the opening at the roof of her mouth. We can't wait to see how Amenen is holding up tomorrow! Please pray for her to have a good night's rest.
Ethiopia - Age 10
Just like his friend from the long-term ward, Tsedale (another CUREkid), Ali wheeled down to the workshop this afternoon for an addition to his metal frame. Orthotist Bayisa carefully fixed up a foam footplate to go under Ali's metal frame and adjusted it to his liking. This footplate is especially important as it will prevent Ali's feet from curling inside and make walking on his right leg comfortable. We thank God for the dedication and service our CURE Ethiopia Orthotics Department provides. Thank you for supporting the work that they do!
Ethiopia - Age 9
Praise God, Daniel had a restful night and woke up this morning ready to go home. Mom Bethlehem was especially relieved! Before Daniel left, he went down to the physiotherapy room to have his cast removed and a splint applied on his left arm. The splint will keep his left arm straight as he continues to heal. We will see this young man again for a check-up in November. We appreciate all your prayers and support!
Ethiopia - Age 4
Tough little guy Selamu passed through the second phase of his clubfoot treatment with flying colors. So, on to the next one! This morning, he went into the Operating Room for the third phase of his treatment. Fellow Dr. Netsanet and Dr. Stefano performed a procedure called TATT (Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer). What this means is, they cut the anterior tibialis tendon, located along the inner arch of Selamu's foot, then moved it to the other side of his foot beneath the skin, where it was reattached to the bones using a small surgical button. Once Selamu recovers, his feet will have more flexibility and a full range of motion. Please pray with us for his quick and triumphant recovery!